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Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Sen Harkin Investigative Report

Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Sen Harkin Investigative Report

WASHINGTON DC – A new White House Executive Order (EO) to strengthen the federal contracting system by promoting compliance with federal labor law echoes many recommendations from a 2013 report issued by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, that revealed widespread labor law violations by major government contractors that went unnoticed

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Branstad has $4 million in campaign chest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign. Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday. He has more than $4 million on hand for his general election campaign. The Republican governor

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Secretary of state candidates play down voter ID

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The loud cry for voter ID and voter fraud investigations is fading to a whimper as Iowa’s top election official prepares to leave and those seeking to replace him downplay the politically charged issues. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz leaves in January after pursuing high profile voter fraud investigations


Iowa GOP votes to replace party chairman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Republican Party has voted to replace its current chairman with a former state lawmaker. The state central committee on Saturday chose former state Rep. Jeff Kauffman, of Wilton, as the new party chairman. Kaufmann replaces Danny Carroll, a former lobbyist for the Family Leader, a conservative Christian group.


Congressman King Supports VA Management Accountability Act

    Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014. H.R. 4031 will give the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, the authority to terminate senior executives involved in the recent VA “secret waiting list” scandal.

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Tea Party Express stop in Mason City

  The Tea Party Express will be in Mason City this afternoon at Central Park at 5:30 PM  Speakers will include U.S. Senate Candidates Matt Whitaker, Sam Clovis and Scott Schaben, along with Secretary of State Matt Schultz Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, the focus is on rallying grassroots conservatives to become


‘Obamacare’ under attack as conservatives eye 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama’s health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign’s unofficial start. A speaking program packed with potential presidential candidates weighed in on the House Republican’s controversial

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Capital Comments by Rep. Todd Prichard (4-8-14)

Capitol Comments By Representative Todd Prichard: Last week the legislature saw a lot of media as interest in a story of secret payments made to terminated state employees unfolded. The Senate and House Oversight Committees met to investigate the issue and get to the bottom of what happened. I am sure many of you reading