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I spoke with Doug Wagner on WMT radio in Cedar Rapids about asset forfeiture laws and biotech labeling. 

Q&A: Overdose & Addiction in Iowa

Q. What is the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)?
Q. How will CARA help address drug addiction and overdoses in Iowa?

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You’ve heard me say that food security is national security. I’ve recently introduced legislation to ensure that foreign investment in major U.S. food and agricultural companies is thoroughly reviewed to ensure that our agricultural assets are protected. 

Continuing my support for renewable fuels, I introduced legislation this week to reform and extend the biodiesel tax credit. The reforms put the emphasis on benefiting domestic producers, including those in Iowa, who produce biodiesel from soybeans and other sources to help meet our fuel needs. 

Many Iowa families know first-hand the heartaches and hardships that go hand-in-hand with Alzheimer’s disease. By all accounts, the human toll bears immeasurable costs for both patients and caregivers. We must do better. I’m cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to offer financial incentives for an Alzheimer’s cure.  

I’ve made addressing the opioid and heroin epidemic one of my top priorities as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. And, this week Congress sent a landmark addiction and recovery bill to the President’s desk. I secured additional provisions in the bill to combat the ongoing threat of methamphetamine in many Iowa communities.  

An Iowa community received good news after my inquiry into a now-defunct Tyson meat processing plant in Cherokee. 

Stories of loved ones who wander away from safety because of a medical condition are all too common. This week, the Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan Judiciary Committee bill that I authored to help locate people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as well as children with autism spectrum disorders who may be prone to wander away from safety. The bill is named after a young Iowa boy who drowned in the Raccoon River.

Financial exploitation of America’s seniors is so widespread that it has been called the crime of the 21st Century. This type of abuse cannot be tolerated. To address this problem, I introduced a bipartisan, comprehensive bill to crack down on crimes targeting seniors. The bill has been called by the Elder Justice Coalition, “One of the most comprehensive and meaningful bills ever developed to address the rapidly increasing problem of elder financial abuse in America.”

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Foster youth on Capitol Hill interning for the summer. They shared their experiences + recommendations w me #empowerfosteryouth

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