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Helping your money stretch a little further

Earlier this year, our community was hit by destructive, deadly, and devastating storms. Iowans are resilient, and watching our community come together to rebuild is inspiring. It’s costly to rebuild – these storms take an emotional toll and fixing...

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If there’s one thing I know as a dad…

As a dad to six kids, nothing is more important to me than keeping them safe. I’ve made it my mission to protect our communities from drugs and crime. This week, I was honored to receive the Legislative Hero Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving...

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We Must Keep Our Promise

When the government created Medicare and Social Security, it made a promise to Americans. Iowans worked hard, paid into these programs for years, and planned their futures around these benefits. Let me be clear – I'm 100% dedicated to protecting...

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Keeping Your Data Safe

Foreign adversaries, like China and Russia, are taking every opportunity to threaten our national security. As a former counterintelligence officer, I know the latest threats are coming in cyberspace. It’s mission critical that we protect...

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This week’s stories you can’t miss!

This week was a pretty special one – my eight-year-old daughter, Olympia, joined me in D.C. It was great to teach her a bit about how Congress works! She witnessed a pretty busy week – we passed critical legislation to support our military members...

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The U.S.A. is fighting back 🇺🇸

I have good news! My bipartisan proposals to support servicemembers and bolster our national security just passed the House of Representatives as part of the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)!As a combat veteran and recently promoted...

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I’ve got someone for you to meet

We had a special guest in our office today! Michael, a former foster child and Navy veteran, joined me to learn more about Congress as a shadow and to advocate for improved foster services for the next generation of foster kids.As a former foster...

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Have you heard the latest news?

I am working every day on your behalf to deliver wins for Iowa, and this week was no different. I cosponsored legislation to stop China from hurting Iowa farmers, voted to fulfill our commitment to America’s veterans, and secured funding to invest...

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We must save lives.

Naloxone is an overdose reversal drug that saves lives every day across the United States. For those who are suffering from addiction to drugs like fentanyl, a dose of naloxone can be the difference between life and death. Simply put, this...

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Investing in Good Paying Jobs

It’s time we start telling the truth: a four-year degree doesn’t guarantee success and it’s not the only pathway to succeed. Across the country, there’s a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers and if this trend continues, that number is expected to...

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I’m 100% Committed

When the government created Medicare and Social Security, it made a commitment that must be fulfilled. I am 100% committed to protecting that promise. That’s why in Congress, I’ve fought to make sure you receive the benefits you’ve earned. We’re in...

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Fighting for Main Street 

Small businesses are the backbone of Iowa’s economy and employ more than half of Iowa’s workforce. Unfortunately, D.C. bureaucrats are drowning small businesses in red tape – making it harder for them to put the key in the door each day.   Today, I...

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These prices are out of control! 

In 2020, the price of gas was $1.63 - unfortunately, it’s doubled since then due to skyrocketing inflation. I spoke with Iowa families today at a gas station in Des Moines that rolled back prices to that price to provide just a little relief as...

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Today would’ve been his 33rd birthday

Today would have been Marine Corporal Adam Lambert’s 33rd birthday. Adam was a son, brother, and a proud Marine who tragically lost his life to suicide just a year after returning home. His story is a sad reminder of the mental health struggles...

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Fighting breast cancer

Each year, millions of Americans are affected by cancer. In Iowa, nearly 2,700 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis each year. Early detection and early treatment are critical to saving lives. That’s why I cosponsored the Metastatic Breast...

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We’ve got a winner! 

It’s official – we have a winner for the Iowa Third Congressional District 2024 Congressional Art Competition!  This year’s overall winner is Blake Foster from Griswold High School. This June, Blake will have the opportunity to travel to...

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