43 results for author: Aaron Britt


Where do Iowa’s Congresswomen stand on the Green New Deal?

(DES MOINES) - Last week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a colleague of Representatives Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer, unveiled a radical proposal that calls for government intervention in every aspect of Americans’ lives. The so-called “Green New Deal” comes with a hefty price tag - easily costing “more than three times as much as the federal government collects in tax revenue.” Among other outrageous components, the Green New Deal would: “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”Guarantee “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work”“Upgrade or replace every building in ...

RPI Statement on Cory Booker’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - If you are covering Cory Booker’s Iowa visit, please consider the following statement from Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann: Cory Booker will say just about anything to stand out in the Democrats’ crowded field of coastal liberals. With his cringeworthy ‘I am Spartacus’ moment during the Kavanaugh hearings and exposing his ignorance with foolish lines of questioning, Iowans can see through his theatrics and still reject his policies - like his embrace of trillion dollar government programs, burdensome regulations for Iowa farmers and the plan to eliminate private health insurance. Democrats are desperately trying to sprint ahead ...

RPI Statement on Tonight’s State of the Union

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “For the last two years, President Trump has delivered on his promises to the American people. He has put America First time and again, championing historic tax cuts, renegotiating unfair trade deals, strengthening our military, and completely revitalizing the American economy. Obstructionist Democrats wanted to stop this address because they don’t want to hear the truth: the State of the Union is strong thanks to President Trump’s leadership.” ###

Iowa GOP Statement on Sherrod Brown’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Brown’s Iowa tour: “As Sherrod Brown travels the state pontificating about the ‘dignity of work,’ there are a couple things he should know: Iowa has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, thanks to programs like Governor Reynolds’ Future Ready Iowa which prepares workers for 21st century jobs. Senator Brown, you’ll have to find some other out-of-touch message. I can assure you Iowans know plenty about the dignity of work.” ###

Kamala Harris Screens Iowans, Iowans Offer Rebuttal

(DES MOINES) - Kamala Harris is set to participate in a CNN Town Hall in Iowa tonight, fresh off announcing her presidential bid. Like Gillibrand and Warren before her, Harris is struggling to find a base as Iowans grow tired of out-of-touch liberals jetting in from the East and West coasts. What’s more, she’s filling her first town hall with prescreened Iowans and shutting out interested caucus-goers - not a great strategy for a candidate desperate for more support. Not addressing Iowans directly has been the downfall of many presidential candidates before her. Maybe Harris is afraid of what she'll hear: Kamala Harris is struggling to ...

Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann Unanimously Re-elected to Post

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann was unanimously elected to a third consecutive term today, a vote of confidence from the party's governing body after Kaufmann oversaw three election cycles in which Iowa became a reliably red state. Under Kaufmann’s leadership, Iowa Republicans have: gained a U.S. Senate seat, flipped and expanded the majority in the Iowa Senate, retained a consistent majority in the Iowa House, retained statewide elected officials, delivered the state for President Donald Trump and elected Iowa’s first female governor. “I’m so pleased that Chairman Kaufmann has committed to serve Iowa ...

RPI Statement on Elizabeth Warren’s Upcoming Iowa Visit

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Elizabeth Warren’s upcoming Iowa visit: “Elizabeth Warren is just another East Coast liberal - she’s proven to be an obstructionist who’s long on rhetoric and short on accomplishments.  The Massachusetts Senator has spent more time whipping up an ancestry charade than she has talking about the issues Americans really care about - securing our borders, cutting taxes and regulations, and negotiating better deals with our trade partners. I’d encourage her to visit Iowa often, so she can learn what issues really matter and see how ...

Rob Sand’s Hallmark Case is Falling Flat

Aspiring career politician Rob Sand loves to talk about himself - especially when it concerns his prosecution of the Iowa Lottery scandal. But even the Des Moines Register has figured out that his “big case” isn’t everything that Sand would have us believe. The lottery cheaters owe millions in restitution but haven’t paid up, yet they continue to own expensive properties. That is because Rob Sand failed to do what a prosecutor is suppose to do: make criminals pay back their ill-gotten gains. “During his campaign for State Auditor, Rob Sand would tell anyone who would listen what a great prosecutor he was,” said Jeff Kaufmann, ...

RPI Statement on Recent Court Decision in House District 55

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on the recent court decision regarding the Iowa House District 55 race: "This might be surprising coming from me, but I agree with the Democrats.  In court, they identified that they lack sufficient facts for standing to challenge the contest before the House of Representatives.  The election has been certified, the court dismissed their case, it’s time to move on." ### View the motion here.

As the New Year Approaches, Democrats Continue Down the Same Out-of-Touch Path

(DES MOINES)—As Progress Iowa holds their annual Holiday Party tonight, Democrats are presented with an opportunity to unveil a positive agenda for the future. Instead, their vision for the country continues to leave rural Iowa behind. Progress Iowa’s motto, proudly displayed as “RESIST. PERSIST. REPEAT,” is fitting given Representatives-elect Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer are headlining the event. After the election, Axne and Finkenauer quickly fell in line and quietly voted to once again make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House. House Democrats have already sent more than 50 letters to executive departments and agencies in ...