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Congressman King Supports VA Management Accountability Act

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

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‘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

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Capital Comments by Rep. Todd Prichard (3-28-14)

Capitol Comments By Representative Todd Prichard: Greetings from the Statehouse. The session is starting to wind down but the workload is still at high volume as the House and Senate try to finish the remaining business. I worked on a number of bills this week ranging from first-time homeownership to military retiree benefits. One bill

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Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm Column: Efforts Continue To Boost Water Quality

March 27th 2014 Column by Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm: The Legislature voted last year to improve Iowa’s water, environment and recreational opportunities by investing in programs and partnerships with farmers, landowners and communities. It was a banner year for our state’s natural resources. We continue to build on that success through initiatives to implement the

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Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm Column: Celebrating 25 Years Of REAP

March 20th 2014 Column by Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm: The foundation of Iowa’s economy and way of life is rooted in our abundant resources, both natural and cultural. Our rich soils, plentiful water and other assets make Iowa a great place for agriculture and manufacturing. They also offer residents a good quality of life. Preservation

Representative Todd Prichard was happy to have his family, wife Ann, daughters Katie and Emma and son Owen at the Capitol this week during spring break.

Capitol Comments by Rep. Todd Prichard (3-15-14)

Another week has come to an end in the Iowa House. As it was spring break in Charles City, my family spent a few days with me at the State House. It was fun to have them along for a few days in Des Moines. In other business the majority party has failed to set

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