Tariff Wars - tariffs are taxes on Americans. The imposition of our will or religious notions upon the lives of others is reckless- Imposing our will upon another from our own limited vantage point for critical life and death decisions constitutes recklessness with other people’s lives. I acknowledge scientific findings that should inspire us to urgently embrace innovative energy solutions. We all pay the price today with each subsequent nomination- now that a more profound lack of civility was introduced into to the process, along with the disturbing perception of a diminished effort to find a candidate least objectionable to the majority of Americans. Your employment choices should be focused on the best application for your skills and talents, and allow you to take advantage of educational, training or multiple part-time opportunities with the same benefits as those associated with full-time, traditional employment. I believe this is the only way forward to give the health-insurance industry one last chance and realize its positive potential. By ensuring markets remain open to exports for Iowa goods and promoting innovation that makes Iowa more competitive in today’s global marketplace, Iowa will continue its current upward economic and job growth trajectory. No Iowan should lose their health care coverage because of a pre-existing health condition, and we should be working to expand access and make health care more affordable across the state and the country. The biggest economic nonsense of all is a promise to pay people later, if they will pay their taxes today, when basic arithmetic says we will not be able to do so. .race_header.libertarian { I am having a hard time finding the “art” in no deal. She’s seen the sacrifices those called to serve and their families make to ensure our nation remains out of harm’s way. For example, Black residents in Polk County were denied loans at a rate that is more than 2 times the county average. 0.5% of votes cast for the party's candidate for governor in 2018, End all wars. color: white; (State governments double this mistake.) I spent most of my life taking care of people- directly caring for them in times of crisis or need. .cc-placeholder-img { Government in its best sense offers fairness and efficiency. width: 97%; There is evidence that recklessly withdrawing funding to Latin-American countries (that had been effectively limiting violence and economic hardships) in the past year or two by the Trump administration- has significantly contributed to the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border. }); Big insurers (that hold monopoly status in health insurance markets) and big corporations (which enjoy having the federal government subsidize their benefits to employees) will resist change, but Obamacare’s 2010 concessions to them can be the last. overflow-x: scroll; Reproductive Rights (See my Economics section for how Trump lost real bargaining power and influence on China when just a few days into his administration he stumbled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.) Protecting our environment has always been personally very important to me. That’s why Theresa is committed to building a grassroots campaign by Iowans, for Iowans and won’t take a dime from corporate PACs. The effectiveness of proposed “red-flag” laws depends upon the willingness of local law enforcement to implement them- so they may be most effective if legislated on the state level with federal funding incentives for monitoring and reporting purposes. I am prepared to honorably represent you in the U.S. Senate with a collaborative, inclusive, non-partisan voice. It also includes links to endorsement lists published on campaign websites, if available. This is likely among the most painful mistakes of the Obama administration. When many in Washington show blatant disregard for the unborn, our Second Amendment right, and our Constitution, Joni does not hold back. } .cc_row {} They will likely have to anticipate more biomass alternatives soon to replace higher-input crops for fuel production. None of us welcome wasteful government spending and much of it still needs to be addressed. This will end all our current foreign wars and prevent them in the future, while still safeguarding our country from aggression. She served for eight years before joining the Iowa National Guard in 2001. Meanwhile, a study by the government of Canada’s chief economist estimates that Canada will benefit considerably more from CPTPP relative to TPP, in part due to the absence of U.S. competition.” (More on concerns or inadequacies of the proposed TPP noted later in this section). Ballotpedia provided comprehensive coverage of how election dates and procedures changed in 2020. Independent. This legislation makes the corporate tax cut permanent, while changes in individual rates are set to expire in 2025. Standing up to block Democrats from preventing care for babies who survive an abortion attempt. The transition to this new, much-more-functional private health insurance market also means no need for any individual mandate or “responsibility payment” like the one just dropped by legislative changes in 2019. "I'm a native Iowan, born in Postville, raised in Maquoketa, living in Cedar Rapids. Who does? It seems the interpretation of senatorial duty for some, is to impose their personal perspectives- however narrow-minded, upon their constituents. I agree with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan who pointed out that the presence of mental health professionals in public schools could play an important role in addressing the issue of gun violence (among other social issues) in that setting more effectively. }, Incumbents are bolded and underlined. Health insurance monopolies will be dissolved with this plan. Wiley, 2015. There is no practical reason for having any debt at all, except if the United States is under attack from abroad, when no expense is spared in defending ourselves from aggression. The great independent Senator- Angus King of Maine (and others) have pointed out that the vast majority of gun crimes are committed with hand guns and much of the regulations proposed to attack the problem will not impact gun use for most rural Iowans. Joni Ernst (R) defeated Theresa Greenfield (D), Rick Stewart (L), and Suzanne Herzog (I) in the election for U.S. Senate in Iowa on November 3, 2020.. The power of the purse has traditionally been the responsibility of the legislative branch. display: block; But in the end the financial criminal activity was not prosecuted. width: 19%; It is the government’s job to set the rules, protect consumers, and maintain a fair playing field among insurance providers to prevent monopolies. You will be empowered with better coverage unrelated to employment and your employer will have to increase wages or other more meaningful benefits like paid time off to retain you in this tight labor market. As your senator I will strive to advance proposals on issues that most Iowans support. For Theresa, there’s always more to learn and more work to do, so please email [email protected] to share your thoughts, experiences and suggestions. – Todaro and Smith, Addison- Wesley 2006, pp 21-25). font-weight: bold; Latest 2020 US Senate polls. She will also be focused on solutions that protect Iowans from the effects of climate change, including securing infrastructure funding to strengthen our defenses against flooding to save communities across Iowa. height: 100%; We need a strong defense department to protect our homeland security from those who would do us harm. I am not just saying this because I live in an important agricultural state and the American Farm Bureau Federation “estimated that under the TPP annual net farm income would have increased by $4.4 billion, driven by an increase of direct U.S. agricultural exports of $5.3 billion per year upon full implementation of the TPP agreement as compared to a scenario in which the U.S. fails to pass the agreement while the remaining member countries proceed apace.” https://www.fb.org/issues/trade/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-agreement/ (There see “Get the Full Report – Comments Re…” for potential projections related to soybeans, etc. Suzanne’s plan actually recognizes the value of a robust, competitive, and well-regulated, private health insurance market that will serve people better, and more effectively manage risk. That means when our soldiers return home, they have access to the best and most efficient health care our nation can provide at the Veterans Administration as well as paths to finding and keeping good-paying civilian jobs. We’ve seen increased farm bankruptcies and reckless trade policies that have kept markets closed to farmers, and net farm income in Iowa has drastically fallen. .key_messages {} display: block; font-weight: bold; margin-left: 30%; Even though the TPP emphasized stronger safeguards for intellectual property, the environment, and labor rights- some detractors felt it went too far on the first and not enough on the other two issues. margin: 0 auto; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-right: 30%; They will be free to offer more direct benefits that impact every employee regardless of health status- like better pay, better working conditions, flexible schedules, or more generous paid time off. } Insurance companies see the writing on the wall with people frustrated and crying out for Medicare for all. left: 0px; Arising from the great recession, the US and world economic recovery took hold during the Obama administration with steady growth. } border-radius: 50%; Some states did much better than others by taking advantage of the many implementation options and experienced less than half the rate of insurance premium cost increases. background-color: grey; I am concerned about the proliferation of careless gun ownership and misuse. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624467256/what-happened-with-merrick-garland-in-2016-and-why-it-matters-now. Since then we have spent $22 trillion, and our current poverty rate is almost exactly the same. I will make sure we are acknowledging all the detailed implications for trade policies and make sure that Congress does its duty to manage them. text-align: center; Her work since that time includes independent economics research, and professional analyses of healthcare systems. My life’s work makes it an ideal time to be running for U.S. Senate because the country is finally on the verge of making affordable, quality healthcare a reality for all if we lead the way with the right perspective, experience, and understanding of the details. Operations: Meghann Olshefski • Lauren Dixon • Kelly Rindfleisch • Sara Antel • Sara Horton. background-color: red; Putting forward a budget-neutral paid family leave proposal so parents can spend the critical time with their child. This was followed by a poorly-planned response to the terrorist attacks of September 2001 resulting in trillions added to our national debt. People stay in the wrong job for too long or don’t find the best applications for their skills and talents when they are burdened by health insurance concerns linked to employment. If government were simpler, citizens could find it worth their time to understand what is going on, and their confidence in democracy would grow. This process involves acknowledging both the benefits and the failures of the Affordable Care Act- and embracing a healthier, judiciously-regulated free-market model. But this time, no banking or securities executives ever went to jail. margin-bottom: 10px; max-height: 300px; Women are no longer 2nd class citizens in our country and realistically I believe we know as Americans that ultimately such human-rights transgressions will not stand. .race_header, .results_text, .results_table_container, .votebox_legend { That starts with everything from expanding public pre-kindergarten to making sure Iowa’s workforce has the right skills for the 21st century, and includes investing in higher education and job training, like apprenticeships where Iowans can earn while they learn. .cc_key { So let’s also work together to identify what worked, and learn from our successes to build on them. There are 35 seats up in 2020 - including special elections in Arizona and Georgia - of which 23 are held by the GOP. Click here to contact our editorial staff, and click here to report an error. My son, daughter and I all benefited from attending Iowa’s great public schools as children. @media screen and (max-width: 350px) { According to the Economic Policy Institute, “Eighty percent of health dollars are spent on just 19 percent of health consumers, and 50 percent of health dollars are spent on just 5 percent—presumably the sickest patients.”. (Recommended reading*- an easy-to-understand resource that offers some history, fairly current observations, and meaningful explanations for why the primarily employer-sponsored health insurance system in the U.S. so detrimentally fails us all: This article also may offer additional insights on what we are up against with this proposal: Check out how Premium costs have been halved as a percentage of income for low wage earners (those with income < twice the poverty level) for ACA plans compared to employer health coverage for the same. Education Iowans are known as people who tend to have each other’s backs- just try to pull over on a country road and not have someone stop to make sure you are OK. That kind of respect and consideration for our fellow Iowans and Americans are what will change the legislative process in Washington so that we all may prosper together. Since before and throughout this same period of time, growing income inequality has occurred for a variety of reasons that our government failed to manage or prevent from happening. Already, Joni has taken on the establishment and leads the fight to cut government waste, including eliminating perks for Washington insiders. The results have been certified. As for irresponsible drug users, we can still punish their misbehavior when they actually hurt someone, as we do with drunken drivers when they run over pedestrians. Attending a health information management conference would end up being just another opportunity to enjoy D.C. with my son. We will have further leverage with the possibility of repealing part of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” as necessary. Not only will I champion their domestic interests, but I will be among the loudest of advocates to make sure we employ their services in only the most worthy endeavors with the resources they need to minimize risk. jQuery(item).html("Scroll for more "); Social Issues. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-who-pays-for-tariffs-trade-war-costs-2019-1, Trade negotiations have always offered imperfect relationships between: nations, citizens and governments, corporations and consumers, laborers and corporations, human rights interests and corporations or governments, environmental concerns and all those other entities… the list goes on. https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2018/10/five-things-that-we-have-learned-since-the-tax-cuts-were-enacted. .mw-body #mw-content-text .votebox .race_header h3.votebox-header-office-name { letter-spacing: 0.03em; Again- I’m always receptive to your views on this matter as we promote a peaceful co-existence with our fellow Iowans and Americans.[51]. None of these foreign wars have made America safer for Americans. Ernst said her life had been defined by leadership, hard work, and service. We now realize that health insurance provided by employers is not really insurance- since most people who have gone bankrupt due to healthcare costs originally had employer-sponsored health insurance when they first became ill or injured. Throwing away all our bargaining chips in one reckless move- the Trump administration’s consistent style of recklessness with our lives and the lives of people in other nations, at the very least should be denounced by our members of Congress. As often as practically possible- I plan to have my team disclose reference sources for information considered integral research for any major legislation. background-color: #f9d334; Simply stated, I agree with this statement from a former Secular Coalition of America executive director, Larry Decker- “Freedom means that religion should be protected, but never imposed.” When I assumed the role of an ER nurse I made the commitment to serve the general public and each and every patient in a way that respected their beliefs and decisions, not mine. Al Gore won the state by just 0.3 percentage points in 2000, while George W. Bush won in 2004 by 0.7 percentage points. The young man I mentioned earlier, likely among the most knowledgeable and responsible gun owners around, is now my campaign treasurer. Military & Veterans First - no bill in Congress should be longer than five pages. .cc_header.Green { Tuesday November 3, 2020. Improving Our Democracy Theresa believes we must also improve outcomes in education by making early investments in our children to work towards universal pre-K and requiring the Department of Education to return to carrying out civil rights research. Growing Opportunity in Rural Iowa Iowa is a national renewable energy leader as a major provider of wind power and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) it is one of only 4 states that account for more than half of U.S. wind electricity generation. Iowa Senate race results 2020, including votes for Theresa Greenfield and Sen. Joni Ernst in each county and district, live maps and polling results. 2020 Iowa Election Results The 2020 General Election will be unlike any other in American history amid the COVID-19 pandemic, calls for social justice and questions about the mail-in ballot process. Unfortunately, politicians in Washington have focused on stoking fears and dividing us instead of focusing on improving our borders, protecting our national security, or putting forward real solutions to fix our broken immigration system. overflow-y: hidden; The biggest problem with the national debt is political - it gives politicians cover for wasting money. } .cc_val {} If for any reason there is still not enough economic incentive to get insured in the new, more-affordable, high-quality private health insurance market, a reasonable payment will be required to access Medicaid services for any year anyone of any income level require them (for those who don’t already qualify for Medicaid). Theresa is also committed to investing in our infrastructure to create good-paying jobs and help Iowa’s economy thrive. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! position: absolute; Our communities in Iowa are also suffering at the hands of the opioid epidemic, and have seen a failure to act from Washington. padding-bottom: 5px; Does anyone really believe that a guy who survived in the business world by going bankrupt (putting his creditors on the line by incurring great loss- then in turn getting paid to just keep marketing the Trump brand to limit what would otherwise be a total loss for investors) is really a reasonable option as a champion for economic justice? Health care is a right, not a privilege — but sadly, for too many Iowans, health care is too expensive and not accessible. When we later address this topic in more detail I will be excited to share with you some ideas for empowering people of all ages with more affordable, practical, and worth-while educational opportunities. (Wrongdoing was not nearly as effectively prosecuted as it had been during the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s). Senate and House election results 2020 By Meg Wagner , Melissa Macaya, Veronica Rocha , Melissa Mahtani , Jessica Estepa and Amanda Wills , CNN Updated 1:17 PM ET, Thu November 5, 2020 Money is not evil, but politicians are, and they should not be given the power to print money to spend (usually for the sole purpose of buying votes). As Iowans and Americans we need to consider what economic justice is, and how we should pursue and defend it. Data on the results of the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections broken down by state legislative districts was compiled by Daily Kos.[57][58]. The outcome of this race affected partisan control of the U.S. Senate.Thirty-five of 100 seats were up for election, including two special elections. } } Share Shares Copy Link. } Unions built the middle class, and we should be working to strengthen their standing in our communities. About healthcare “middle men” and the profits they sponge up with an analysis of monopolies: “In the case of health care, consolidation has probably made things worse by muting competition. Let’s end discriminatory lending practices, invest more in local nonprofits and Community Development Financial Institutions, that provide low-interest loans for minority business owners, so that all Iowans have the opportunity to be a part of our small business community. Ending employer-provided health insurance offers great gains for most American businesses. } As the first woman elected to federal office in Iowa, the first female combat veteran, and now one of the first Republican women to serve on the Judiciary Committee, Joni is an independent voice for Iowa, who works across the aisle to challenge and change the out-of-touch ways of Washington. overflow-y: hidden; Ernst and Greenfield participated in a debate hosted by four Iowa media organizations on October 15, 2020. margin-left: 1%; padding-left: 0; } See election results, a county-by-county map and more for the Iowa U.S. Senate election on Nov. 3, 2020. We must now take actions that deal with these past catastrophic mistakes and be diligent to prevent future disasters. This might have prevented Midwest agriculture from having to pay the price for Silicon Valley’s international business challenges. Successfully got her SQUEAL Act signed into law which cut a tax break Members of Congress received for living expenses. What we have, however, is an offensive military designed to fight wars all over the world. } This link offers one of the best resources to help you understand Iowa’s health insurance recent history- debacles and all! I earned my BA at Coe College and my MBA at the University of Chicago. He and my son had invited me to the firing range upon the Iowa DNRs public suggestion to “take your mom shooting for Mother’s Day” (his mom came along as well). font-style: italic; I am eager and prepared to tackle such problems in the senate as necessary to keep our healthcare system improving with great momentum! Joni’s Efforts to Bring Forward Real Reform: Greenfield's campaign website stated the following: Health Care border-bottom-right-radius: 12px; If you are aware of endorsements that should be included, please email us. function indicateScroll (){ Each race rating indicates if one party is perceived to have an advantage in the race and, if so, the degree of advantage: Race ratings are informed by a number of factors, including polling, candidate quality, and election result history in the race's district or state.[12][13][14]. Using her leadership post on the Armed Service Committee, Joni works to strengthen our relationships with our allies and identify threats from our enemies. Republican Party. text-align: left; He was thrilled to have been accepted at George Washington University- his first choice. Improving Democracy End All Economic Nonsense .results_table_container { ​Both of Iowa’s U.S. senators have failed to execute the duties of their office responsibly when it comes to enforcing checks and balances on abuses of power by the current administration (failing to do what was within their power to limit reckless, devastating trade policies among them). Those who do not want their finances or behavior examined for ethics and legality should not run for office. font-weight: bold; You should receive the federal tax break to deduct the cost of insurance premiums instead of your employer getting the tax break to select health insurance for you. display: block; As of August 19, 2020, three election forecasters rated the race a toss-up. From the gun violence crisis to the opioid epidemic, politicians have failed us. As senator, my obligation will be to offer factual information to the constituents I serve, as well as to seek a true understanding of the impact that legislative polices have had, or will have, on their lives. Already my early campaign activities have included highlighting the efforts of environmentally-protective and health-conscious, sustainable farming practices. Validating dictators is devastating to the people they oppress in their countries. We can collaborate better with foreign governments to advance America’s goals and the greater good, preserving the respect that people of other nations hold for us. This dysfunctional style of communication leads to an inability to acknowledge mistakes and a failure to carefully consider alternative views. Advocating for increased border security to keep our Iowa communities – and the rest of the United States – safe from harm. A senator’s role is not to impose political party positions or religious notions upon her constituents. Spending more money than you are currently collecting in taxes just pushes the payback onto future generations. .results_table { .cc_footnotes, .cc_candidate_submitted { She is also proudly endorsed by End Citizens United, and will fight for reform that makes our government and elections more transparent. In my work I have directly observed its more meaningful positive impacts. Trump won 10 districts controlled by Democrats heading into the 2018 elections. Yes – more people have health insurance. In an attempt to be generous, however, I will only suggest ending egregious economic nonsense, arbitrarily defined as economic nonsense costing taxpayers more than $1,000,000,000,000. » ELECTION RESULTS: See more Iowa Legislature race results, plus national and local elections Campaigning in 2020 wasn’t like she imagined, with the COVID-19 … margin-top: 16px; Not only should more of our members of congress acted long ago to stop Trump’s misuse of the Trade Expansion Act (which allows the executive branch to impose tariffs only on the grounds of national security), but they should have spoken out about how his actions diminish support for democracy around the world. My choice of vehicle has always been among the most energy-efficient, and I had a geothermal system installed in a home we built in 2004.