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Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Legislation to Protect and Expand Broadband Access
Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Joni Ernst of Iowa introduced bipartisan legislation last week to protect and expand access to high-speed internet in rural communities and encourage rural broadband investment. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowing them to submi
Ernst: Inflation Hitting All Corners Of Ag
Ernst: Inflation Hitting All Corners Of Ag
Inflation is "front and center" for agriculture and other sectors as D.C. lawmakers prepare for the November midterm elections.  Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said farm families, regardless of commodity, are feeling the pinch. “We are in a recession, and a lot of these families that normally are exhilarated by the thought of spending a week-and-a-half away from home with their livestock, with
Iowa Senators Call for Increase in Eligibility for Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Iowa Senators Call for Increase in Eligibility for Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Iowa’s U.S. Senators are calling for more Americans to be eligible to obtain a commercial driver’s license, known as a CDL, to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Republicans Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst penned a letter this week to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the issue. They asked ...
Legislation Seeks to Block California Prop 12
Late last week, federal lawmakers introduced the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression, or EATS Act, to prohibit states and local governments from interfering with agriculture products from other states. Specifically, the bill seeks to block California’s Proposition 12, which would require meat products raised outside of the state to conform to the animal rights standards adopted by California.
Senate Seeks $20 Billion for Commodity Credit Corporation
Senate negotiations continue on the next coronavirus relief package. While those close to the talks suggest there will not be a bill ready until sometime next month, there is promise for additional relief to agriculture. Senator Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican who sits on the Senate Agriculture Committee, told Agri-Pulse this week the package will likely include an additional $20 billion in Commod
Senators Introduce Legislation to Redefine WOTUS
Senators Introduce Legislation to Redefine WOTUS
Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Braun of Indiana introduced the Define WOTUS Act last week.  The legislation will codify a definition of the Waters of the U.S. Rule and reassert Congressional authority to define the term.   Ernst says the Obama-era rule threatened Iowa’s farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by giving the federal government authority to regulate water in 97% of Iowa.  
Senators Introduce Legislation to Redefine WOTUS
Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Braun of Indiana introduced the Define WOTUS Act last week.  The legislation will codify a definition of the Waters of the U.S. Rule and reassert Congressional authority to define the term.   Ernst says the Obama-era rule threatened Iowa’s farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by giving the federal government authority to regulate water in 97% of Iowa.  

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