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spoke with Mike Peterson of KMA Radio in Shenandoah and Tom Cullen of the Storm Lake Times about my county meetings, immigration, Obamacare, border security, the wind energy production tax credit, President Trump's team, the renewable fuel standard and the new Secretary of Education. 

Q&A: Iowa Agriculture

Q. Are you concerned about how new trade agreements may impact Iowa’s economy?
Q. How will you work to keep markets open for American agriculture?

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Since the Senate did not have votes this week, I was home in Iowa holding county meetings. There was very good turnout and vigorous discussion. Representative democracy is a two-way street. I'm one half of the process and the people of Iowa are the other half. I always appreciate the chance to hear from Iowans and answer questions. I also recorded a few of my thoughts in a video

I'm working with Senator Ernst to get answers from the Department of Justice about The Abbey of Le Mars nursing home in Iowa, which was ordered closed and required to pay a $100,000 penalty. In our letter, we ask why abuse of patients was allowed to occur and what steps will be taken to prevent this type of abuse in the future.

The Justice Department Inspector General announced findings of reprisal, abuse and lack of candor by senior supervisors in the U.S. Marshals Service. As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I published a report last November about the committee's own investigation of improper behavior in the Marshals Service. This case highlights my belief in the critical role of inspectors general and whistleblowers in ensuring government accountability.

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