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I spoke with several agriculture journalists on my weekly call about Section 199A, Bill Northey's USDA nomination, trade with China, livestock emissions reports and TPP discussions. 

Q&A: Gun Violence

Q. Can you explain the Obama administration’s regulation that would have added certain Social Security recipients to the federal gun ban list?
Q. What measures do you support to address gun violence in America?

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Along with 25 of my colleagues, I sent a letter to President Trump supporting his recent comments about re-engaging in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations. It's of the utmost importance to reduce barriers to trade and investment and level the playing field for U.S. businesses, manufacturers, farmers, fishermen and ranchers. 

It’s been two months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law and the positive impact from its implementation is not only apparent, but prevalent throughout Iowa and the entire country. Hundreds of thousands of Iowans from nearly every economic background and profession saw an increase in their take-home pay in their last paycheck thanks to the Republican tax cut. Read more about how the tax cuts are benefiting Iowans here.  

I held 14 county meetings in Iowa, including in Hardin, Black Hawk, Keokuk, Washington, Wapello, Davis, Jefferson, Van Buren, Henry, Lee, Des Moines, Louisa, Muscatine and Delaware counties. Below are a couple of my favorite moments. 


After public allegations and news reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct within the federal judiciary, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and I wrote a letter seeking information about how the judiciary has handled these reports and what efforts are underway to ensure similar claims are handled appropriately in the future. Sexual harassment in the workplace is completely unacceptable and sexual harassment by a federal judge is particularly appalling. Federal judges are entrusted with enormous power and they should be held to the highest ethical standard.

As chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, along with four of my colleagues, I wrote letters to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Pinterest about the role the internet plays in facilitating the deadly drug trade. Despite the companies' efforts to forbid it, some of the most popular websites are being used for the illicit sale of narcotics. It’s imperative that we all work collaboratively to combat the opioid epidemic.

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