WASHINGTON — House Democrats voted Thursday to lift the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, delivering on a long-standing liberal priority that has become a rallying cry for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
Some 200 people arrived at The Grass Wagon in Council Bluffs early Wednesday to listen to presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Republicans said several amendments were out of line and unduly restricted the commander in chief. “It took a hard left turn with those 400 amendments,” Bacon told The World-Herald.
CLARINDA — On the heels of her proposed legislation to improve rural health care, Democrat Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne met with people in some of her district before the July 4 holiday.
“Ask me that question when we get back the report from the Office of Professional Responsibility,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a member of the Judiciary Committee.
MINNEAPOLIS — When President Donald Trump’s administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records…
WASHINGTON — Several Midlands Republicans said Thursday that they would refuse dirt on political opponents offered by foreign governments.
The Iowa congressman joined with provocative media personalities to promote his bill cracking down on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions.
President Donald Trump visited Council Bluffs Tuesday to celebrate a “victory” with Iowa and Nebraska farmers at the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy plant.
A near-capacity crowd at Barley’s welcomed presidential candidate and governor of Montana Steve Bullock Tuesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.
Around Capitol Hill, pockets of legislators are partnering on incremental measures aimed at making health care more affordable for American consumers.
Ohio congressman and presidential candidate Tim Ryan spoke in Council Bluffs for the first time Monday, focusing on a middle class “revolution.”
Impatience is growing among communities affected by disasters, and Gov. Pete Ricketts, along with governors from nine other states, sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders urging support for disaster relief.
Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, said moves by former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt contributed to less ethanol being blended in 2018 than the year before —breaking a streak of increasing ethanol usage that stretched back more than two decades.
Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, hosted a resource fair for southwest Iowa residents impacted by the spring flooding at the YMCA Healthy Living Center in Council Bluffs Monday.
In a brief visit to the Ridgeview Farms in Pacific Junction, the vice president promised that the administration and the federal government would help flood victims.
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa — The rain started on St. Patrick's Day, and didn't stop until Jason and Fran Parr's century-old house near the Iowa-Nebraska border was knee-deep in cold, murky water. They managed to wade in to rescue family photos of their twin 4-year-olds, but most everything else was lost.
PACIFIC JUNCTION — The rain started on St. Patrick's Day, and didn't stop until Jason and Fran Parr's century-old house near the Iowa-Nebraska border was knee-deep in cold, murky water. They managed to wade in to rescue family photos of their twin 4-year-olds, but most everything else was lost.
President Donald Trump has objected fiercely to Democrats’ push to ramp up help for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory.
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying more money is needed to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. But President Donald Trump opposes additional funding and says the U.S. territory is getting more disaster money than some states.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state.
WASHINGTON — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked President Donald Trump for an expedited major disaster declaration in the wake of severe flooding.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iowa and Nebraska Tuesday to view flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that damaged hundreds of homes and inundated tens of thousands of acres with water.
Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit Iowa this week for the first time since launching his 2020 presidential campaign. He will make stops in Council Bluffs, Iowa City and Des Moines.
President Donald Trump spent a good portion of his State of the Union address discussing illegal immigration, a border wall and border security on Tuesday evening.
U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa have reintroduced a bill that would allow federal law enforcement to detain illegal immigrants criminally charged with killing or seriously injuring another person.
Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney opened a Council Bluffs office Wednesday afternoon as part of a swing through western Iowa.
WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges, including DeSoto north of Council Bluffs, to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by the Associate…
On her first day in office, the Democratic representative of Iowa's 3rd District voted for legislation that would reopen the government while temporarily putting off the question of border wall funding. A partial shutdown, she says, "hurts our economy, it hurts our workers, it hurts families."
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both Iowa Republicans and staunch backers of the legislation, are hoping to see it on President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the year. Both of Nebraska’s Republican senators are opposed to the bill in its current form.
IOWA CITY — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
IOWA CITY — Democrats in Iowa are seeking to regain some power in Tuesday's midterms after back-to-back elections that have seen the traditionally centrist state take a sharp turn to the right.
A Chinese-owned pork producer is eligible for federal payments under President Donald Trump's $12 billion farm bailout, a program that was established to help U.S. farmers hurt by Trump's trade war with China.
Hours before President Donald Trump’s rally at the Mid-America Center on Tuesday, supporters began to gather, eventually forming a line that hugged any cover from awnings to get out of the rain — while groups of protesters made their voices heard.
Iowa State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa, R-Council Bluffs, said Tuesday that she “fully supports” the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Tuesday there’s excitement back home about the new North American trade agreement President Donald Trump announced this week.
WASHINGTON — Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Tuesday that barring any new information from the FBI she intends to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.