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Iowa’s congressional delegation wrote a bipartisan letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to ask him to grant assistance to the state’s farmers affected by the derecho on August 10.
The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections.
Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne this week took a tour of a derecho-impacted farm in Altoona.
Congresswoman Axne says she spoke with the owners of the nearly 2600-acre farm about what aid will be necessary to help Iowa rebuild damaged facilities, and the outlook for this year’s harvest. Axne described the storm damage that she witnessed to the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
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U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne called for the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday, citing mail slowdowns and “growing proof that these delays are being done intentionally to deny citizens their right to safely vote this fall.”
In recent months, public health and economic crises have combined to create a perfect storm that threatens all ships. But we must acknowledge those that were in peril long before this maelstrom struck.
One of KMAland's congressional representatives is awestruck by the devastation from this week's massive storm.
"We think Iowa has seen everything, and when it's storm that nobody's heard of, we know it's something else."
Iowa housing developers and advocates on Wednesday told U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to worsen an already challenging affordable housing scene in Iowa.
Congress is considering legislation that would include rural businesses and communities initially left out of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus package.