Ernst Wants To Close Tax 'Loophole' That Lets Senators Write-Off Washington Dinners

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama for bipartisan Congressional leaders at the White House May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Iowans sent me to Congress to make Washington, D.C. squeal’

Senators Push EPA Nominees Through Committee After Scott Pruitt Promised To Not Cut Ethanol

Energy | Tim Pearce
Ernst practices her appearance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

‘I just didn’t want verbal assurances, I wanted it in writing’

One GOP Senator Held Up Trump Nominees To Extract Concessions For The Biofuel Industry

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst

‘These assurances are a clear win for Iowans’

Senators Beg Corker To Stop Antagonizing Donald

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump greets Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

‘Just stop’

Senate Committee Approves Bill To Cut Obama's Post-Presidential Stipend

US | Thomas Phippen
Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama attend the trophy presentation prior to Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

‘It is ridiculous to continue asking taxpayers to help foot the bill’

Here Are The Republicans Who Publicly Oppose Trump's Transgender Ban

Politics | Jonah Bennett
FILE PHOTO: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain speaks during the committee's hearing on foreign cyber threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

‘I don’t think we should be discriminating against anyone’

Pork Spending, Earmarks 'Alive And Well' In Washington

US | Thomas Phippen
Pigs on a farm (Photo: Shutterstock/DN1988)

‘We have a ban on earmarks now, we ought to stick to it’

Iowa Senators Lower Expectations For Senate Health Care Bill

Politics | Jack Crowe
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks before Republican nominee Donald Trump arrives at "Joni's Roast and Ride" in Des Moines

‘Iowa is on the cliff’

Senators Ask Mattis To Finish The Pentagon Audit That's 25 Years Late

US | Thomas Phippen
James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. ( Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘Threatens our national security’

Two Politicians Have Formed First-Ever Senate Motorcycle Gang

US | Thomas Phippen
Motorcycles travel in DC as part of the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle Ride for Freedom for American POWs and MIA soldiers on May 25, 2014 in Washington, DC (Photo: Shutterstock/Huguette Roe)

Hogs are taking over the Senate

Senators Urge Army To Authorize Use Of Polymer Magazines For Rifles

National Security | Russ Read
A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force fires an M4 carbine at a range in Jordan June 9, 2013, during Eager Lion 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

The Marines have already OK’d them

Ernst Suggests Using Buddy System To Combat Military Sexual Assaults

US | Russ Read

Air Force is the only service that does not use a buddy system

Congress Wants Mattis To Fix This $350 Million Pistol Replacement Program

US | Thomas Phippen
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) on Capitol Hill in Washington.

‘the most effective use of an M-9 is to simply throw it’

The U.S. Cannot Waiver In Our Commitment to Israel

Opinion | Sen. Joni Ernst

After eight years of strained relations under President Obama, the United States must recommit to Israel.

Joni Ernst: First ISIS Latin America Chapter 'Likely Not The Last'

National Security | Saagar Enjeti
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

‘Growing more overt in Latin America’

Petition Seeks Revolutionary Overhaul Of Veteran Services To Combat Military Suicide

US | Steve Birr
A U.S. Navy Honor Guard flag folding ceremony is watched by 22 U.S. military World War II veterans from St. Louis, Missouri visiting the National World War II Memorial on Veteran's Day in Washington, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

‘A crisis that is more pressing now than ever before’

Republican Threatens To Subpoena VA Over Their Lavish Art Spending

US | Thomas Phippen
Robert McDonald was confirmed Tuesday to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Will not hesitate to pursue a subpoena’

Drudge Poll: Trump Should Pick Gingrich For VP

Elections | Alex Pappas
Newt Gingrich, Screen Shot Fox News, 5-18-2016

Gingrich seems to be openly campaigning for the job

Clinton Lead Cut In Half In Latest Poll

Elections | Phillip Stucky
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican front-runner gains in new national poll, Repulicans want Trump to consider VP choices with “Washington Experience”