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In Iowa's Interest: Bolstering the Middle Class is the Path to a Sustainable Future

March 29, 2013 Over the last year, I have held a series of hearings focusing on the crisis of the middle class. more »»

Slices of Life - God versus zombies

March 22, 2013 We live in a strange and crazy world. But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Sometimes though, the overall irony shoots right over the top. Zombies are a hot commodity. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: Medicaid Expansion is the Right Choice for Iowa

March 22, 2013 A growing number of governors, including many Republicans, are choosing to expand Medicaid in their states, taking advantage of the extremely generous terms in the Affordable Care Act. more »»

Expand affordable health care in a cost-effective way

March 15, 2013 Several local groups visited with me this week, including students from Tama and BCLUW. more »»

Slices of Life - Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do

March 15, 2013 Whether you’re turning a corner or signing your name, being left is hardly ever right. That’s because lefties are in the minority. Only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed. more »»

Waste and hypocrisy in the school lunch program

March 15, 2013 Dear Editor, No one questions the fact that students have difficulty learning when they’re hungry. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Stop gun violence

March 8, 2013 To the Editor: Strengthening the current background checking systems for gun sales is a first step to making our children & communities safe & free of gun violenc. more »»

Slices of Life - Warriors give all for the team

March 8, 2013 The warrior enters the arena prepared for battle, or at least an extensive period of intense physical, mental and vocal workout. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Post Office has unfair burden

March 1, 2013 To the Editor: The latest announcement by the Postmaster General requires a little background. more »»

The Braley Brief: Keep Saturday Mail Service

March 1, 2013 Early last week, I was disheartened to learn that the United States Postal Service has decided to cancel mail service on Saturdays. more »»

Slices of Life - That ever happen to you? Me neither

February 22, 2013 I’m always intrigued by human behavior. As humans we operate under certain norms. Most often, we seek approval from one another. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Food Check-Out Week

February 22, 2013 Iowa farmers work hard year-round to show consumers how they grow a variety of safe, affordable food. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Lost dog

February 15, 2013 To the Editor, Ever since the derecho hit the Dysart area on July 11, 2011 the family dog has been fearful of storms and windy weathe. more »»

Slices of Life - Vacation advice from a coaster queen

February 15, 2013 Vacation. I recently got back from one and I’m a bit disoriented. more »»

Slices of Life - If I only had a brain... or two

February 8, 2013 My son made me a brain in art class. Yeah, so now I have two. Brains, that is. When I’m counting sons, I have three. more »»

A busy first few weeks, focus on school funding

February 8, 2013 We are past the first few weeks of the 2013 session. I want to thank all who have called or e-mailed me with their well wishes. It’s been a busy time. more »»

The Braley Brief: Keeping in Touch

February 8, 2013 When I came to Congress in 2007, one of my most important goals was to  keep Iowans informed about my work, how I vote on bills, and to keep the lines of communication open for everyone I represent. more »»

Plant Link on Kickstarter

February 1, 2013 If you caught my last article, you’ll know that I recently launched a project with friends on the website Kickstarter. If you didn’t read that article, let me recap for you quickly. more »»

Slices of Life - Thieves and big screens that go pop in the night

February 1, 2013 TVs have been on my mind lately. I’m not normally much of a TV person. Of course I watch TV, but I don’t often contemplate the TV I’m watching. I like to keep the activity as brainless as possible. more »»

Slices of Life... Wait for it, wait for it

January 25, 2013 “Please take a number. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. more »»

 
 

 

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