Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

Senator Grassley’s hypocrisy on judges worsens

Sen. Chuck Grassley has nearly completed his conversion of the Judiciary Committee to his own personal political playground. Throughout history, the Judiciary Committee has been a crucial check on the power of appointment held by the president. That is no … Continue reading

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Kansas’ failed tax-cut experiment holds warnings for Iowa

New report exposes the danger of supply-side tax-cutting by states IOWA CITY, Iowa (Jan. 24, 2018) — A new report shows Iowa lawmakers should pay attention to the failed experiment in Kansas and focus any tax changes on fairness and … Continue reading

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Forum and meetings schedule for January 25 – 31

Bloomfield Legislative Forum January 27, 2018 12:00PM – 1:00PM Rancho Centinela, 102 S. Madison, Bloomfield, IA 52537  (Click here for directions) Bridgewater Coffee with Congressman Young – Bridgewater January 27, 2018 10:00AM – 11:00AM Bridgewater Activity Center, 502 N. Main St., … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO president: Trump has been a ‘disappointment’

The president of the nation’s largest labor federation called President Trump a disappointment Tuesday and warned that workers will be looking for a new president in 2020 if Trump keeps pace with his current agenda. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Trump has done nothing … Continue reading

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Congress Urged to Remember Mine Workers who Risked Their Lives as New Budget Deadline Looms

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the critical need to address the pensions of the United Mine Workers of America as plans are made to fund the government before the next deadline of February … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: John Lennon “A working class hero is something to be.” From Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” January 24 Krueger’s Cream Ale, the first canned beer, goes on sale in Richmond, Va.  Pabst was the second brewer in … Continue reading

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