RPI Statement on Night Two of the Democratic Debates in Detroit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the second 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit: “Tonight showed us that 2020 Democrats will continue following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Crazy Bernie’s socialist lead, touting radical proposals that would cripple our economy and bankrupt Iowa families. While President Trump continues to deliver for the American people, Democrats are obsessed with obstructing and reversing his pro-growth agenda.” ###

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RPI Statement on Night One of the Democratic Debates in Detroit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the first 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit: “Tonight proved that Democrats will continue moving further left, embracing a radical agenda that would raise taxes, decriminalize border crossings, and make taxpayers responsible for illegal immigrants' healthcare. As 2020 Democrats argue over who can spend the most taxpayer money, the middle class is thriving thanks to President Trump’s America First Agenda which has created 6 million jobs and brought unemployment to a ...

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Silent Cindy and Absent Abby Turn Their Backs on Iowa Farmers

DES MOINES -- Last week, a group of House Democrats signed a letter urging Speaker Pelosi to hold a vote on the USMCA this year. The signers represent several states, including Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma and Kansas. "It is imperative that we reach a negotiated agreement early in the fall,” the letter reads. “Canada and Mexico are by far our most important trading partners, and we need to restore certainty in these critical relationships that support millions of American jobs." Keep in mind: Canada and Mexico are Iowa’s top two trading partners, with 45 percent ...

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President Trump is Draining the Swamp and Creating Jobs in Rural America

DES MOINES -- With over six million jobs created, a record-breaking stock market, and unemployment at a 50-year low, America’s economy is booming under the Trump Administration. But President Donald Trump recognizes there is still work to be done -- most recently, he joined forces with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley to make much-needed changes to the EB-5 investor visa program. The EB-5 program has been abused and caused national security problems in the past, but efforts to make changes were often blocked by special interests. As a result, the program hasn’t been ...

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RPI Statement on Mueller’s Testimony

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Robert Mueller’s testimony: “While Democrats continue their baseless witch hunt, they are ignoring important issues that directly impact Iowans -- they should be focusing on ratifying the USMCA, fixing our broken immigration system, and investing in infrastructure. Instead, Democrats are desperately trying to rewrite history. After wasting $40 million taxpayer dollars, the facts remain the same: No obstruction. No collusion. Mueller’s report completely vindicates ...

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Which Socialist Government-Run Health Care Plan do Greenfield, Mauro and Graham Support?

Costly government-run health care plans have taken center stage as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates descend on Iowa in a battle between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders and their socialist agendas. Joe Biden has revealed his newest plan: “ObamaCare 2.0” described as “a new government-run public insurance option” with a $750 billion dollar price tag and a requirement that taxpayers foot the bill for abortions. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders has “made clear that there was a divide in the Democratic Party over health care” and ...

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Cindy Axne Silent After Illegal Immigrant Accused of Murdering Her Constituents

COUNCIL BLUFFS -- During a press conference in Council Bluffs this afternoon, Michelle Root spoke about the consequences of our broken immigration system. Her daughter, Sarah Root, was killed in a car accident by an illegal immigrant who had been deported twice. Last week, a twice-deported illegal immigrant became the main suspect in a Des Moines triple homicide. One of these tragedies is too many, but now several innocent Iowans have had their lives taken by illegal immigrants. But if 2020 Democrats have their way, illegal immigration would be decriminalized, and ...

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Speaker Upmeyer Applauds Women for Trump Coalition

DES MOINES -- Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer released the following statement regarding the launch of the Women for Trump coalition: “Under President Trump’s administration, women’s unemployment is at a 70 year low, the Child Tax Credit was doubled, and the number of women in poverty fell by 600,000. While 2020 Democrats travel the state touting an agenda that would undo this historic progress, President Trump’s Administration continues standing up for women who have often felt left behind -- I applaud Lara Trump, Ronna McDaniel, and all members of the ...

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2020 Democrats will Lend Their Ears at Today’s Corn Feed, but They Won’t Offer a Kernel of Truth

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Several 2020 Democrats will attend Progress Iowa’s Corn Feed this afternoon, giving them an opportunity to see the positive impact crop farmers have on Iowa’s economy. Unfortunately, candidates will be focused on buttering up caucus-goers, hiding their real agenda that would make corn growers say “Shucks!” In 2017, Iowa exported more than $1.6 billion worth of corn. That’s a whole lot of yellow! The USMCA would foster prosperous relationships with Mexico and Canada & benefit Iowa corn growers, yet Democrats continue ...

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Pelosi Puppets Axne and Finkenauer Put the Swamp’s Needs Ahead of Iowans

DES MOINES -- Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer’s records are getting worse as their time in Congress drags on. Instead of doing what’s best for their constituents, it’s clear they are content with being nothing more than Pelosi puppets. With everything Iowans stand to gain from USMCA, it has been endorsed by several Iowa associations, businesses, and chambers of commerce. In 2018, 45 percent of Iowa’s total exports went to Canada and Mexico, making these countries Iowa’s top two trading partners. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer are letting Nancy Pelosi hold ...

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