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Position held

State Senator, Iowa State Senate


2011 — 2014

Quotes on the Issues


Standing up to block Democrats from preventing care for babies who survive an abortion attempt.


Leading efforts to eliminate taxpayer dollars from going to the nation’s largest provider of abortions.


Identifying solutions for affordable, quality health care for Iowans.


Providing greater, more immediate access to mental health care.


Eliminating harmful rules and regulations that hamstring Iowa’s economy, including Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule which would have regulated about 97 percent of land in Iowa.


Fighting for a level playing field for farmers when it comes to trade.

Successfully got her SQUEAL Act signed into law which cut a tax break Members of Congress received for living expenses.


Defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and securing a new commitment to sell E15 year-round and help lower the price at the pump.

Social Services

Preserving, protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare for our seniors of today and tomorrow.

Social Services

Putting forward a budget-neutral paid family leave proposal so parents can spend the critical time with their child.


Advocating for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to force Washington to stop the reckless spending and live within its means.


Fighting as hard for veterans, and their families, as they have fought for us. That means caring for wounded warriors, streamlining the VA benefit system, improving veteran education and job training programs, and accounting for all military personnel, from every avenue, to ensure no soldier, sailor, airmen, marine or coastguardsmen is ever left behind.

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Ensuring our military has the resources needed to protect our freedoms.


Working on solutions with Democrats and Republicans to change the culture and eradicate sexual assault in the military, on college campuses and more.


Fighting to help put an end to human trafficking and assist survivors.


Protecting and defending Iowans’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.


Advocating for increased border security to keep our Iowa communities – and the rest of the United States – safe from harm.


Improving access to broadband in rural Iowa.

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