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On my weekly call with agriculture reporters, I spoke about the Dow-DuPont merger, the Department of Justice’s role in maintaining a fair and competitive marketplace, my work as a family farmer and free trade. 

Q&A: National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

Q: What is a whistleblower and why do we need them?
Q: Why do whistleblowers need protection?

Q: What is being done to protect and encourage whistleblowers?

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wrote a letter to the Justice Department and the FBI asking for more information about the ongoing investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's email system. 

On the closing of a button-making company in Lansing, I wrote to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor requesting help for displaced workers.

Recognizing the outstanding military service of veterans is an honor as Iowa’s U.S. Senator. On Tuesday, August 2, I will host a Purple Heart Medal Ceremony in Des Moines to honor the sacrifices made by two Iowa veterans.

Earlier this year, I convened a hearing to explore whether the Justice Department is effectively evaluating state recreational marijuana legalization's impact on its federal enforcement priorities. Unfortunately, a recent study showed a sharp increase in exposure to marijuana among young children in Colorado, where the drug has been legalized recreationally, indicating that the Administration’s decision to overlook its responsibility to enforce federal law is indeed having documentable negative consequences among vulnerable populations. 

The need for general surgeons is especially high in rural and other under-served communities. Inspired by a general surgeon in Keokuk, I introduced bipartisan legislation to produce high quality data on where general surgeons are in short supply around the country so we can better address this problem.

In recent years there has been an alarming increase in spending under the Medicare catastrophic prescription drug program. I asked the top administrator of Medicare for insight into this troubling trend and whether drug companies might be exploiting the benefit.

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