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spoke with Cindy Kohlmann on KDTH radio in Dubuque about regulations on agriculture, the investigation of an Iowa veteran’s suicide, rising health insurance premiums, protections for nursing home residents and the cash payment to Iran during the release of American prisoners.

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sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice urging them to collaborate where it’s appropriate as the agencies analyze several proposed mergers in the seed and chemical industries. 

In 2013, I began seeking answers from the State Department on its use of the Special Government Employee designation after revelations that a top aide, Huma Abedin, used the special status to work at the State Department and private sector entities at the same time. I asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate, and this week it released a worrisome report on the issue.

I’m asking the Department of Justice to explain its reported decision to drop inquiries into Clinton Foundation and State Department interactions. The reported declinations came amid reports of favorable action from the State Department for foundation donors and concerns that foreign government donations were not always vetted by ethics officers as required.

Staff from my Cedar Rapids office will hold open office hours at locations across northeastern Iowa and will be available to take questions, comments and concerns about federal issues from Iowans.  

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