IA-01 Update From Congresswoman Hinson

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While it has been an unprecedented start to this year in Washington, I've been putting my head down and getting straight to work for Iowa's First District. I am excited to be serving Iowans on both the House Appropriations Committee and the House Budget Committee where I will fight for priorities that matter to Iowans and rural America, ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly, push back on Democrats’ liberal agenda, and bring some desperately needed transparency to government spending.

So far, I have introduced two bills, the Reopen Schools Act, which will help students get back in the classroom safely, and the Vaccinate Americans, Not Terrorists Act, which will prevent the federal government from sending vaccines to Guantanamo Bay while American citizens still have outstanding requests for the vaccine.

Additionally, I've co-sponsored 48 pieces of legislation--including bills to protect the unborn, better use taxpayer resources, and ensure our veterans get the care they deserve.

This week, I was back home in Iowa traveling through the district and hearing directly from constituents, organizations, and businesses about how I can best serve them in Washington. From meeting with law enforcement in Jones County to touring the shop floor at Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, and discussing COVID-19 vaccine distribution at Crescent Community Health Center in Dubuque--I left every meeting with a to-do list or legislative idea I will bring back to Washington.

I also wanted to provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine in Iowa. I've heard from many of you who are concerned about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and Iowa lagging behind -- I'm worried about this, too. My team and I have been in constant communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Biden Administration, and Governor Reynolds's office to ensure Iowans have access to more doses of the vaccine and are not left behind. This week, I led the entire Iowa House Delegation in urging the Biden Administration to partner with Iowa's federally qualified community health centers to administer the vaccine to more Iowans as soon as possible. I will keep you updated on these efforts and will continue working around the clock to address issues Iowans are facing in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Below, I've included some additional updates from my time as your representative as well as a survey about the legislative priorities you'd like me to work on in Congress on your behalf. Thank you for sending me to Washington, it is an honor to represent you and your families in Congress!

District Work Week Photo Gallery
Touring Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg
Learning more about the volunteer efforts at South Tama Food Bank to help Iowans put food on the table
Visiting Marshalltown Community College and learning about their unique workforce development programs
Meeting with local law enforcement in Jones County
Legislative Priorities Survey
What policy priorities do you want me to tackle in Congress?
Pro-Life Policy
Supporting the Second Amendment
Health Care Policy
Agriculture, Energy, and Trade Policy
FEMA and Derecho Relief
Lifting Regulatory Burdens
Cutting Taxes
Infrastructure Investment
Veterans Issues
National Security
SBA Live Conversation
Small businesses across Iowa's First District have faced unprecedented challenges this past year. I was joined by Jayne Armstrong from the Small Business Administration's Iowa office to discuss critical lifelines to our small business community, including the Paycheck Protection Program.

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