The Daily Iowan

  • Senate confirms Perdue as Ag head

    by - Apr 24, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal | madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu   Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Agriculture Department in a strong bipartisan vote of 87-11 on Monday. Perdue, 70, who was nominated by President...
  • Supreme Court debate roils along

    by - Apr 11, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu After contentious debate over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination, Senate Republicans resorted to changing the longstanding rules of the chamber — the number of votes needed to confirm a high-court...
  • Republicans admit defeat, pull health vote from House

    by - Mar 24, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled the Affordable Care Act replacement bill right before members of the House were scheduled to vote March 24. This major setback came after...
  • Senate panel OKs Perdue as Ag secretary

    by - Mar 23, 2017
    By Maria Curi maria-curi@uiowa.edu Former Governor of Georgia George “Sonny” Perdue was confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture on Thursday. At the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing, Perdue said he had “no input” in President...
  • GOP health plan stalls in the House

    by - Mar 23, 2017
    With a House divided, Grassley predicts ‘Plan B’ on repeal and replace. By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu “There’s the bill right there – 121 pages,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said, pointing to a stack of papers...
  • Collective bargaining bill raises concern

    by - Feb 7, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu House Study Bill 84 which relates to public employees who use collective bargaining was introduced Tuesday and could hit The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) harder than any of the other state...
  • Officials spar over refugee proposal

    by - Feb 2, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Iowa lawmakers and experts hold differing opinions on the constitutionality and effectiveness of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Attorney General Tom Miller (a Democrat) said this is a troublesome policy because...
  • Trump names Gorsuch for high court

    by - Jan 31, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he is nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch graduated from Columbia, Harvard Law School, and...
  • Senate slashes university funding

    by - Jan 26, 2017
    By Anna Kayser | anna-kayser@uiowa.edu The Iowa Senate passed a budget bill on Thursday, voting to cut $18 million from Iowa’s three major public universities through the state Board of Regents’ funding as well as other state departments....
  • King pushes 6-week abortion bill

    by - Jan 25, 2017
    Emily Kresse | emily-kresse@uiowa.edu On Tuesday, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, held a press conference introducing a proposed “heartbeat bill.” The bill, introduced in Congress on Jan. 12, would ban abortions once a fetus’ heartbeat is first...