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Open Letter on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart

October 11, 2013 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will transform health care and health care insurance nationwide. more »»

The size (and price) of the toy!

October 8, 2013 The favorite toy of many little (and big) boys is a shiny, new pick-up truck. Pick-up trucks are used for both work and play, by farmers, electricians, carpenters, and weekend warriors. more »»

Setting our students up for success

October 6, 2013 Common sense tells us that students thrive when they’re able to learn in a climate where they feel safe from things like bullying and harassment, allowing them to focus on class and the material... more »»

New affordable health care options

October 4, 2013 Iowa is a national leader when it comes to health insurance coverage for our citizens. We worked successfully in recent years to ensure all Iowa kids can see a doctor when they need to. more »»

A little leeway for Obama and Putin

October 2, 2013 “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. more »»

MCC ensures workplace readiness with certifications

October 1, 2013 Marshalltown Community College prepares students to take one of two paths: to qualify for a job in today’s workforce, or to further their education by transferring their MCC credits to a university. more »»

Touring Camp Dodge

September 27, 2013 On Saturday, Sept. 7, my colleagues and I had the chance to spend a day at Camp Dodge, our Iowa Army National Guard base in Johnston. This was my first visit to Camp Dodge. more »»

10 ways Iowa got safer in 2013

September 21, 2013 Iowa is a pretty safe place. We rank among the 10 most peaceful states in America in the 2012 U.S. Peace Index report, which looks at homicide, violent crime, policing and prison rates. more »»

Is It Possible Al Qaeda (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

September 11, 2013 Washington says it has proof that Syria used sarin gas on its own people in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta and that only the regime could have been responsible. more »»

Tackling Iowa’s need for more skilled workers

September 4, 2013 Iowa remains one of the most affordable places to live and do business, and that success is reflected in one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. more »»

A renewed call for a federal marriage amendment

August 25, 2013 The United States Supreme Court heard arguments dealing with the issue of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, which was a defense of... more »»

Turning the tide on childhood obesity

August 23, 2013 As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a... more »»

Starting a promising school year for Iowa students

August 23, 2013 With the start of a new school year, students of all ages are returning to Iowa classrooms. more »»

Living on borrowed time

August 13, 2013 For over two years, I’ve fought to pass a long-term extension of the Farm Bill. Traditionally, the Farm Bill has been a bipartisan process, but last week was a reminder that times are different. more »»

Honoring America’s truth-tellers

August 10, 2013 It was February 19, 1777. The seeds of democracy were just taking root in America. more »»

On school accountability, reauthorize don’t neutralize

August 8, 2013 Twelve years ago, in an act of bipartisanship that now seems impossible to imagine, the Senate and House passed historic legislation reforming American educatio. more »»

Grassley- Q - A: Reforming the Tax Code

August 5, 2013 Q: Why do you insist that tax reform remain “revenue neutral” as Congress begins work on rewriting the federal tax code? A: It’s the only way to prevent big spenders from growing big governmen. more »»

Accomplishing better things

August 4, 2013 We live in a culture today that is on a continual quest for better things. more »»

A Constitutional Presidency

August 2, 2013 The National Notary Association has put together a significant collection of essays on the political career and philosophy of President Calvin Coolidge. more »»

New tax breaks help expand Iowa’s middle class

August 1, 2013 Iowa’s growing economy has allowed us to cut taxes while balancing the state budget and protecting local services and schools. more »»

 
 

 

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