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Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
March 8, 2021 at 5:52 PM

Breaking Barriers

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Breaking Barriers  For too long, there were barriers for young women in this country in pursuit of their dreams. But thanks to the determination of so many strong women – from the suffragettes to our fema…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
February 27, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Respect the science.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  In every corner and county of our state, and communities across the nation, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone.  Among the folks hit hardest by the economic fal…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
February 20, 2021 at 2:47 PM

This Week: Meeting and Hearing From Iowans in 15 Counties

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact This Week: Meeting and Hearing From Iowans in 15 Counties Every year, I visit every single county in our state – all 99 – on my annual 99 County Tour. This week, I was back at it and on the road in Iowa, …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
February 6, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Fighting for Farmers, Families, and all Iowans

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  Hearing from Iowans in every corner of our state—from the smallest towns to the biggest cities—is one of my top priorities. This week, I continued to do exactly that by host…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 4:14 PM

February 2021 Squeal Award: Public Health Preparedness Budget a Piggy Bank for Bureaucrats

  Home  |  Make’ Em Squeal  |  Email Joni  February 2021 Squeal Award: Public Health Preparedness Budget a Piggy Bank for Bureaucrats Ernst cracks down on illegal raids of the nation’s pandemic fund  How does spending millions of dollars on offic…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 30, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Standing Up for Iowans

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  As the new Congress gets underway, there’s no shortage of work that needs to get done for Iowans – and I’m continuing to do just that. In the Senate, I’m carrying out my ong…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 8:51 PM

Don’t Mess with the New WOTUS Rule

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Don’t Mess with the New WOTUS Rule When the Obama-Biden administration attempted to regulate nearly 97% of the land in Iowa with their Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, I fought back and stood up …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 26, 2021 at 5:21 PM

January 2021 Squeal Award: Ernst Tells Washington: Justify This!

  Home  |  Make’ Em Squeal  |  Email Joni  January 2021 Squeal Award: Ernst Tells Washington: Justify This!  Why Is Washington Asking For More Of Your Paycheck When It Can’t Even Spend What It Already Takes? The federal government ends every fisc…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Don’t let the swamp strike back: Keep earmarks away from Congress

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Joni Ernst: Don’t let the swamp strike back: Keep earmarks away from Congress As Published In: Roll Call | January 25, 2021 I know a thing or two about pigs, and one thing is for sure — they stink.  …
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January 23, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Always Ready. Always There.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend – On January 20, 2021, America once again sent a strong message to the world and transferred power to a new presidential administration, a sacred tradition of our democracy.  …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 16, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Kicking Off My Seventh Annual 99 County Tour

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  Hearing directly from Iowans in every corner of our state, from our most populated counties to our most rural, is critical to my job. It’s the way I understand their needs a…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 7:56 PM

What happened at the Capitol is not the America that I know

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Joni Ernst: What happened at the Capitol ‘is not the America that I know' We are and forever will be the UNITED States of America, and no difference or disagreement is too big for us to overcome. As Pu…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 6:01 PM

Tax Relief for Iowans Impacted by the Derecho Now Law

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Tax Relief for Iowans Impacted by the Derecho Now Law As Iowans continue to recover from the derecho that swept across our state last summer, I’ve been working to help deliver critical support. Just rece…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 4, 2021 at 11:37 PM

I will continue to put Iowa first.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact I will continue to put Iowa first. Yesterday, I was sworn-in to the 117th Congress for my second term. As I did throughout my first term in the Senate, I will continue to put Iowa first – visiting every c…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
January 1, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Happy New Year!

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Happy New Year! Dear Friend –  There’s no doubt that 2020 was a tough year, and folks across Iowa and the nation were confronted with unprecedented challenges. But, as we kick off 2021, I want to recogniz…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 3:49 PM

WATCH: Fighting and Delivering for Iowans in 2020

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WATCH: Fighting and Delivering for Iowans in 2020 Dear Friend –  This past year, we Iowans have experienced trying times, but we’ve also seen the resilient spirit of our state. From securing critical CO…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 24, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Dear Friend –  This Christmas and holiday season, many of our traditions may look a little different. While COVID-19 has altered so much of our everyday lives, it won’t …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 11:33 PM

More COVID-19 Relief is Soon Headed Iowans’ Way

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact More COVID-19 Relief is Soon Headed Iowans’ Way  Dear Friend –  I’ve long been calling for Congress to provide additional relief to Iowans and all Americans who continue to suffer through this pandemic –…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 12, 2020 at 1:19 PM

Supporting Servicemembers

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  TODAY, the United States Military Academy will go head to head against the United States Naval Academy in “America’s Game.” I placed a friendly wager on the Army-Navy game w…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 7, 2020 at 6:58 PM

December 2020 Squeal Award: Don't let Uncle Sam do your holiday shopping.

  Home  |  Make’ Em Squeal  |  Email Joni  December 2020 Squeal Award: Don’t let Uncle Sam do your holiday shopping.  Shopping for a good deal and hoping to save a bundle this holiday season? Then don’t let Uncle Sam do your Christmas shopping! …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
December 5, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Let’s get the job done.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  As we approach the end of the year, there are a number of important initiatives Congress needs to get done – from passing the annual defense bill to providing additional COV…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
November 26, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Finding Gratitude this Thanksgiving

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Finding Gratitude this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the blessings we all so often take for granted. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we’re celebrating our holiday tr…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
November 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Let’s all continue to do our part.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Dear Friend –  Due to the challenges created by COVID-19, we know that Thanksgiving will look different this year, and the traditions we normally share with our friends, neighbors, and loved ones will be …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
November 14, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Bringing Iowans’ Voices to the Table

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  Over the last several months, I’ve continued to hear directly from Iowans about their need for additional assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why I’m continuing …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM

Justice Amy Coney Barrett

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Justice Amy Coney Barrett Only 100 years ago, women in this country obtained the right to vote. And last night, I was proud to vote to confirm another woman – Amy Coney Barrett – to our nation’s highest c…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Supporting Iowa Restaurants during COVID-19

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Supporting Iowa Restaurants during COVID-19 Many industries across Iowa have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the Senate, I’ve been working across the aisle to get our small businesses reli…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Relief Blocked.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  Iowans across our state – from farmers and working families, to our small business owners – have faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Senate, …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 5:20 PM

BREAKING: 12-0 Judge Barrett Advances Out of the Senate Judiciary Committee

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact BREAKING: 12-0 Judge Barrett Advances Out of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY, I voted in support of advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to be the next Supreme Court Associate Justice out of…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Supporting Survivors and Victims during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Supporting Survivors and Victims during Domestic Violence Awareness Month   During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in domestic violence. As a survivor myself and having worked for a domes…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 2:34 PM

This is what a mom can do.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  This week, we had the opportunity to consider adding another woman to the highest Court in the land. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I continued to carry out …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 5:41 PM

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: A Trailblazer and Role Model for Young Women

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Judge Amy Coney Barrett: A Trailblazer and Role Model for Young Women There are thousands of young women out there—including my own daughter Libby—who see the role that Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Con…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 7:43 PM

WATCH: My Opening Statement at Judiciary Committee Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WATCH: My Opening Statement at Judiciary Committee Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I gave an opening statement on the first day of the commit…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 10, 2020 at 1:41 PM

More Access to Biofuels

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Dear Friend –  An essential part of my job as a United States Senator is hearing directly from Iowans in every corner and county of the state. This week, I had the opportunity to visit with biofuel produc…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 5:36 PM

Recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week This Mental Illness Awareness Week is an opportunity to recognize and continue to support folks who are living with mental health challenges. In the Senate, one…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
October 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Fighting for Iowans. Every Single Day.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  From fighting for Iowa’s small businesses – to carrying out my duties on the Senate Judiciary Committee – this week, I’ve been continuing my work in the United States Senate…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Transparency in health care comes at no cost to taxpayers

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Transparency in health care comes at no cost to taxpayers By: Senator Joni Ernst  As Published In: The Gazette, September 25, 2020 Iowans across the state have visited with me about their concerns when…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 26, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Standing Up for Iowans

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend – As your United States Senator, I’ve been working tirelessly for folks across our state – from our farmers and producers, to our small businesses, and our veterans.  Between …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 19, 2020 at 12:33 PM

More Derecho Relief

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend –  As our nation continues to combat the coronavirus, Iowans in many of our counties have been faced with another challenge: recovering from the devastating derecho. I’ve hear…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 14, 2020 at 12:31 PM

Did you know you’re subsidizing anarchy?

  Home  |  Make’ Em Squeal  |  Email Joni  September Squeal Award: Did you know you’re subsidizing anarchy? Our Declaration of Independence so eloquently notes that governments are instituted to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 12, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Honoring Our Heroes

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW After wrapping up my sixth annual 99 County Tour across Iowa last week, I brought the voices and ideas of Iowans back to Washington as I continue my work in the United States Senate.  Cl…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 8, 2020 at 8:38 PM

VIDEO: My 99 County Tour for 2020

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact VIDEO: My 99 County Tour for 2020 Dear Friend –  Every year, my 99 County Tour gives me the opportunity to visit with Iowans so I can bring their ideas and concerns with me as I continue my work in the Un…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
September 5, 2020 at 1:22 PM

My 6th 99 County Tour is in the Books!

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact My 6th 99 County Tour is in the Books! Dear Friend –  Over the course of this past year, I’ve continued my annual tradition of traveling to every single county in Iowa to hear directly from folks in al…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 29, 2020 at 12:17 PM

Resolute in the Face of Challenges

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear friend –  The derecho that swept across Iowa earlier this month has created immense challenges for communities throughout our state. It’s been a rough go, but Iowans are resilient and…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 22, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Iowa strong.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW Dear Friend, These past few months have not been easy on folks in our state. The coronavirus pandemic, and now, last week’s derecho, have tested Iowans and strained our resources. But Iowa…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Binge Buying Bureaucrats Need to Curb the Urge to Splurge, Purchase Pandemic Essentials Instead

  Home  |  Make’ Em Squeal  |  Email Joni  August Squeal Award: Binge Buying Bureaucrats Need to Curb the Urge to Splurge, Purchase Pandemic Essentials Instead Folks, we know with the right incentives, binge-buying bureaucrats in Washington can b…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 17, 2020 at 4:41 PM

ICYMI: Ernst Joins Fox Report to Discuss Derecho Damage and Recovery in Iowa

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact ICYMI: Ernst Joins Fox Report to Discuss Derecho Damage and Recovery in Iowa As Iowans work to recover from the devastating derecho that hit the state last week, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Fox …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 15, 2020 at 12:43 PM

The Iowa Way.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW While weathering the storm caused by COVID-19, Iowans have been faced with a new challenge following the derecho that swept across our state this week. In the face of adversity, Iowans have…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 10:34 PM

Combatting the Opioid Crisis

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Combatting the Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis in our nation is a crippling epidemic that has devastated the lives and communities of too many Iowans. In the Senate, I’m working to combat this crisis. …
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 8, 2020 at 12:05 PM

A voice for Iowans.

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact WEEK IN REVIEW As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to safely return to our daily lives, I’m continuing to be a voice for Iowans in Washington – from our essential workers to small businesses, and so…
Joni K. Ernst · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 6:32 PM

Iowans have spoken: Make prescription drugs affordable

     Home | Newsroom | Helping Iowans | Contact Iowans have spoken: Make prescription drugs affordable By: Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley As Published In: The Des Moines Register; August 5, 2020 For two weeks this July, we crisscrossed our…