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spoke with Tom Williamson of KIIC radio in Albia and Dale Wegner of the Sac Sun about tax reform, renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, device identifiers in Medicare and crop insurance. 

Q&A: Renewable Fuel Standard 

Q. What’s at stake with proposed regulations that would reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018 and 2019?
Q. What are you doing to straighten this out and how can Iowans make their voices heard?

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Senator Joni Ernst and I sent President Trump recommendations of four highly qualified Iowa lawyers to fill a federal district court vacancy in the Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. These individuals have the outstanding qualifications required to be considered for a lifetime appointment to the federal judiciary, and I’m pleased to put forward their names for the President’s consideration.

I completed my 37th year of my annual 99 county meetings, this time in Boone County. Iowans expect access to their elected officials, and they deserve it. I started the tradition when I started serving Iowans as their senator that I would make it my business to keep in touch by holding face-to-face dialogue in every Iowa county every year. This has always been a priority to me. Even though I've finished my 99 county meetings, I will continue to hold question-and-answer sessions with Iowans across the state. 

At Camp Dodge, I presented six Iowa veterans and their families with their earned military medals. Holding these ceremonies gives me the opportunity to do something I don’t think we do often enough, and that is thanking our brave men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of the American people. I also honored a Des Moines couple as "Angels in Adoption" for their dedication to improving the lives of children through foster care and adoption. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My wife, Barbara, is a 30-year breast cancer survivor. Awareness and prevention are critical to overcoming the disease. My wife talks about commons myths and the facts about breast cancer in this column. We encourage you to share it with the women in your life. 

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