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Grass Roots Representation

September 13, 2013 Just before Labor Day, I wrapped up 15 county meetings in Northwest Iowa. Since Iowans first hired me to represent them in the U.S. more »»

Letter to the Editor: DVA/SAC closing

September 6, 2013 Dear Editor: It is with much sadness that I write this letter. more »»

Slices of Life - Saying goodbye, for now, again

September 6, 2013 I thought it would be easier the second time around, but I was wrong. We are packing up our oldest son for college this week and I find my eyes watering inexplicably. more »»

Q&A on Presidential Libraries

September 6, 2013 Q: What is the purpose of presidential libraries? A: Building on an idea conceived by President Franklin D. more »»

Tackling Iowa's need for more skilled workers

September 6, 2013 Iowa remains one of the most affordable places to live and do business, and that success is reflected in one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. more »»

Slices of Life - Free doesn't always mean free

August 30, 2013 There’s no such thing as a free lunch - or free checking. Not anymore. You may be familiar with free checking. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Humane horse slaughter

August 30, 2013 Dear Editor, As a local Tama County farmer, I was distressed to read the letter from the Iowa Director of the Humane Society of the United States, Carol Griglione. more »»

Fixing America's Welcome Mat

August 30, 2013 They say history has a way of repeating itself. That certainly came true in June when the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping reform bill to revamp the nation’s immigration laws. Unfortunately, the U.S. more »»

The Braley Brief: Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care

August 30, 2013 Medicine has come a long way since the days of house calls. more »»

Slices of Life - More than half a century of plastic romance

August 23, 2013 A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interes. more »»

The Braley Brief: Providing Veterans with the Benefits They Deserve

August 23, 2013 Whether it's continuing their education with the help of the GI Bill, attending a VA job fair, or submitting a disability claim, our veterans deserve to know that they can rely on the Department of... more »»

The Need for the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 23, 2013 It’s a critically important time for the bioenergy industry, and particularly the advanced biofuels producer. more »»

Slices of Life - Sleeping through the night

August 16, 2013 Babies know nothing of regular schedules. They wake at any hour of the night or very early morning and demand to be fed. This is to be expected. more »»

The Braley Brief: Growing Iowa's family farms through innovative programs

August 16, 2013 Iowa farms feed and fuel the world, and Iowa's strong agricultural history has driven the economy for decades. more »»

Slices of Life - Consistently consistent

August 9, 2013 Consistency in parenting is key to success. Every mom worth her Pop-Tarts knows this. more »»

The Braley Brief: Living on Borrowed Time

August 9, 2013 For over two years, I’ve fought to pass a long-term extension of the Farm Bill. Traditionally, the Farm Bill has been a bipartisan process, but last week was a reminder that times are different. more »»

Sweetheart deals sour public's appetite

August 9, 2013 From food stamps to student loans, federal lawmakers must balance the interests of the taxpaying public with the interests of the public good. It’s part of the constitutional job description. more »»

New tax breaks help expand Iowa's middle class

August 9, 2013 Iowa’s growing economy has allowed us to cut taxes while balancing the state budget and protecting local services and schools. more »»

Slices of Life - A fresh batch of sweet simple pleasures

August 2, 2013 A fresh batch of sweet simple pleasures Every so often it’s good to take the time to stop and smell the roses. To count our blessings. To pause and appreciate the wonders surrounding u. more »»

Colon cancer screening saves lives

August 2, 2013 Is cancer preventable? That’s a provocative question. more »»



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