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I spoke with several agriculture journalists on my weekly call about infrastructure funding, the SNAP program, Secretary Northey's nomination to USDA, crop insurance and the Farm Bill. 

Q&A: Tax Cuts Work

Q. What happened within weeks of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” being signed into law?
Q. How does reducing the corporate tax rate help individual American

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I'll continue my annual 99 county meetings with four town meetings in Davis, Van Buren, Louisa and Delaware counties next week. 

Senator Joni Ernst and I nominated four lawyers from Iowa for federal judgeships last year. President Trump announced that one of our recommendations, C.J. Wiliams, was nominated to serve as the U.S. district judge for the northern district of Iowa. We are eager to introduce him to our colleagues during the confirmation process. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance my bipartisan, comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation. This bill addresses legitimate over-incarceration concerns while targeting violent criminals and masterminds in the drug trade. It’s the product of thoughtful bipartisan deliberation, and I thank my colleagues for their hard work to promote opportunities to reduce recidivism while protecting our communities from violent career criminals. 

This week, I introduced legislation with Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado that will help families access life-saving care for children with complex medical conditions. The bill would streamline the screening and enrollment processes for out-of-state pediatric care providers, making it easier for patients to receive the care they need in a timely manner. These children and their families have plenty to worry about without adding the stress of dealing with bureaucratic red tape. This commonsense legislation will relieve some of that burden by making the process simpler and more efficient at no additional cost to families.

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