Congresswoman Cindy Axne successfully pushed through Congress an additional $3 billion in disaster relief for Iowa and the Midwest. Both the House ($14.2 billion) and the Senate ($13.5 billion) passed hurricane disaster relief bills in January. However, the bills have been held hostage by Trump due to his objection to money designated for Puerto Rico. The relief package has been on hold for months while the negotiations over Puerto Rico funding have continued. Axne promised in her campaign for Congress that she would use her sharp elbows to aggressively promote Iowa – a reference to her history of playing high […]
It’s Iowa Starting Line’s 100th podcast episode! Presidential candidates, past guests, and friends of Starting Line call in to join the program. And we interview State Auditor Rob Sand on his latest statewide town hall trip, how Democrats should talk about faith, and whether Sand will run against Joni Ernst in 2020.