Updates for IA-01

I am excited to share I have now visited every county in our district at least twice! Check out more details about the constituents, organizations, and businesses I've met with throughout our district:

πŸ“ Linn County (Cedar Rapids) - I threw out the first pitch at opening night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
πŸ“Benton County (Vinton) – I held an in-person town hall where we talked about the need for a targeted infrastructure package and increased access to child care.  
πŸ“Marshall County (Marshalltown) – I visited aSPArations Salon and Day Spa to learn more about their small business.
πŸ“Poweshiek County (Grinnell) – I visited Brownells, Inc., a top rated firearm supplier, to learn more about their business and discuss my work to protect our Second Amendment rights.
πŸ“Black Hawk County (Waterloo) – I met with Grow Cedar Valley leaders and Mayor Hart about community projects in the works in Waterloo. I also visited the Black Hawk County Child Care Coalition and the Waterloo Career Center. 
πŸ“Dubuque County (Dubuque) – I toured the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Dupaco Voices Building.
πŸ“Jones County (Anamosa) – I had a meeting with the Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative to hear about their success bringing fast and reliable fiber internet to Iowans. 
πŸ“Winneshiek County (Decorah) - I visited Helping Services for Youth & Families and learned more about their work to serve the most vulnerable. 
πŸ“Howard County (Cresco) – I toured Regional Health Services of Howard County and saw first hand the health care services they provide to people in Cresco.
πŸ“Allamakee County (Waukon) – I toured TASC, Inc. to learn more about how they help those with disabilities.
πŸ“Clayton County (Elkader) – I met with the Clayton County Development Group to discuss ongoing projects.
πŸ“Fayette County (Oelwein) – I hosted an in-person town hall and I answered questions about big tech censorship, expanding rural broadband, and stopping government waste of taxpayer dollars.
πŸ“Tama County (Tama, Toledo) – I had an informative meeting with the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi to hear more about issues facing their community. I also sat down for lunch with local beef producers at Murph’s Creamery & Grill.
πŸ“Worth County (Northwood) – I visited Fringe And Lace By Brittany to discuss how this small business kept its doors open amid the pandemic and other policies impacting small businesses and the local economy.
πŸ“Mitchell County (Osage) – I toured Wayne Fredericks’s family farm and heard from local producers.
πŸ“Bremer County (Waverly) – I had a productive meeting with the Waverly Chamber Of Commerce.
πŸ“Buchanan County (Independence) – I toured the Independence Municipal Airport and discussed the need for continued infrastructure investment in rural areas.
πŸ“Iowa County (South Amana) – I visited the Iowa Rural Water Association and learned more about their important work to supply clean water to our rural communities.
πŸ“Delaware County (Manchester) – I hosted an in-person town hall where we talked about challenges facing the cattle industry and how we can maximize the use of biofuels.
πŸ“Jackson County (Maquoketa) – I visited RonAnn's Floral Shoppe to discuss challenges facing small businesses and what Congress can do to foster a pro-growth environment.

I will continue to bring kitchen table issues from Iowa to the policymaking tables in DCβ€”that’s what drives my legislative agenda in Congress. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to start my third round of county visits soon!

See the Crisis Act
It's been 86 days since Vice President Harris was appointed as the Administration's border czar, but she still hasn't been to the border. That's why I introduced the See the Crisis Act, legislation that would prevent the Vice President from using taxpayer dollars to travel internationally until she visits the border. I called for the House to consider this common sense bill, but House Democrats shot down this effort. Open borders jeopardize the safety and security of every Iowan and I’ll continue to hold the Administration accountable until they secure the border. 
Watch my full speech on the House Floor here.
Watch my interview on Fox & Friends here.
Advocating for Agriculture
Fighting for IA-01 Farmers
This week, I wrote a letter to both U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan urging the EPA not to repeal the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule and expressing concern over reports that the Administration is considering ethanol blend mandate reprieves to oil refiners, which would devastate Iowa's biofuel industry. Read the letter here and watch my video on how returning to overregulation will hurt farmers in IA-01.
ICYMI: President Biden's Economic Policies are Helping China, Hurting Iowa
Last week, I joined Fox Business to discuss how the Biden Administration’s economic policies are helping Communist China while hurting working Iowans. Watch the full video here.
Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Last weekend, members of my team were able to attend the Independence Memorial Run in honor of Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith, Registered Nurse Lorena Schulte, and Corrections Officer Robert McFarland. Thank you to everyone who participated in this meaningful event to honor these brave public servants who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Jax in Washington
I loved having my son, Jax, with me in Washington this past week. He had a great time learning more about our nation's history and seeing Congress in action, and I've never had more fun at work than with him as my sidekick.
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