News

JONI ERNST BESTOWS WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT SPENDING AWARD TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

In The News

Daily Caller Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst awarded her monthly “Squeal Award” to the Pentagon on Thursday for wasteful government spending. Ernst gave the award to the Department of Defense for the month of May partly because of its purchase of 25 coffee cups valued at $1,220 each. The “Squeal Award” is part of the […]

Learn More

Sen. Ernst Reintroduces Bill to Cap Presidential Perks

In The News

KMA Land (Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Senator Joni Ernst has reintroduced a bill that aims to cut wasteful spending and place limits on taxpayer-funded benefits for former U.S. Presidents. “This is a bipartisan bill,” Ernst said in an interview with KMA News Thursday morning. “I have a Democratic cosponsor, Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. […]

Learn More

Bipartisan Bill to Guard and Increase Rural Broadband Reintroduced

In The News

AgPro A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect and expand rural broadband access along with encouraging investment in high-speed internet. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act was proposed again on May 15, 2019, by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA). The bipartisan […]

Learn More

Let’s reduce government waste

In The News

Fort Dodge Messenger Sen. Joni Ernst wants Congress to take stronger action Anyone who has ever worked for a federal government agency knows that during the last few weeks of the fiscal year making sure that no approved funding is left unspent becomes a priority. This occurs because of the way Congress processes agency appropriation […]

Learn More