Tag: Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst ‘Squeal Award’ Goes to National Capital’s Purple Line, a ‘Billion-Dollar Boondoggle’

Calling it a “billion-dollar boondoggle,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) named a chronically over-budget and behind-schedule public transportation project in the nation’s capital as the winner of her latest Squeal Award highlighting waste and fraud in government spending. “The National Capital Purple Line, which was supposed to connect Washington D.C.’s subway lines in the Maryland suburbs,…


Ernst Bill Would Create an Executive Branch Transparency Czar in the White House

Executive branch officials who fail to follow federal laws guaranteeing public access to government documents would have to answer to a newly created Director of Openness in Government (DOG) in the White House under a proposal introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). “Iowans, and all Americans, have a right to know what’s happening in Washington,…


Ernst Bill Would Create Executive Branch Transparency Czar in the White House

Executive branch officials who fail to follow federal laws guaranteeing public access to government documents would have to answer to a newly created director of openness in government (DOG) in the White House under a proposal introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). “Iowans, and all Americans, have a right to know what’s happening in Washington,…


Senate Armed Forces Committee Member Requests American Airpower in Ukraine

The Biden administration should expedite the supply of aircraft and air defense systems to Ukraine, said Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. While commending the lethal aid provided by Washington to Ukraine, Ernst expressed “strong” disagreement with the administration’s decision to “delay and deny” neighboring Poland the option to…


Senate Armed Services Committee Member Requests American Airpower in Ukraine

The Biden administration should expedite the supply of aircraft and air defense systems to Ukraine, said Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. While commending the lethal aid provided by Washington to Ukraine, Ernst expressed “strong” disagreement with the administration’s decision to “delay and deny” neighboring Poland the option to…


Ernst Will Introduce Bill To Prevent Planned Parenthood From Profiting Off Biden’s Title X Decision

Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is introducing legislation aimed at defunding Planned Parenthood. The Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act would prohibit taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and instead direct those funds to other eligible women’s health care providers. Ernst’s bill comes after the Biden administration began taking steps to undo former…


Senate Unanimously Adopts Ernst Amendment Prohibiting Raising the Minimum Wage During CCP Virus Pandemic

An amendment offered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to prohibit increasing the federal minimum wage while the nation continues grappling with the CCP Virus was unanimously adopted by the Senate late Thursday. “Adopted by voice vote: Ernst Amendment #767 (Re: Prohibit the increase of the federal minimum wage during a global pandemic) in relation to…


Senate Adopts Ernst Amendment to Not Raise the Minimum Wage During Pandemic

An amendment offered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to prohibit increasing the federal minimum wage while the nation continues grappling with the CCP Virus was unanimously adopted by the Senate late Thursday. “Adopted by voice vote: Ernst Amendment #767 (Re: Prohibit the increase of the federal minimum wage during a global pandemic) in relation to…


Sen. Ernst: Feds Misspent $500 Million Meant for Vaccines, Public Health Emergencies

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials spent more than $500 million Congress meant for developing vaccines on office moving expenses, administrative costs, news media subscriptions, lawyers, and salaries. Beginning in 2009 under President Barack Obama and continuing through 2019, HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) misused funds Congress…