24 results for tag: Iowa


Joni Ernst To Congressman Braley: You Said You Wouldn’t Change Anything In Obamacare

  JONI ERNST:  Under Obamacare, there are still 31 million Americans that will not have health care. The Congressman has stated costs will not go up, but we are seeing heavy increasing costs because of policy cancellations. You’ve stated just a few years back that you would not change a thing about Obamacare, and yet today you are saying, opps yeah we do need to make some changes to the bill. You said you read every page of this bill. You tabbed it, you highlighted it. So either you didn't understand what was in the bill or you were misleading Iowans and I don't know which one is worse. Flashback To The 2010 Debate   Braley Said On ...

Bruce Braley Blasted The Chamber Of Commerce Over Tort Reform

  BACKGROUND …Tort Litigation Adds More Than $250 Billion To Cost Of HealthcareTort Litigation Costs More Than $250 Billion And 27 Cents Of Every Healthcare Dollar Goes Towards Litigation. “Tort litigation costs Americans more than $250 billion, that’s the equivalent to 2.2 percent of GDP and roughly $838 per person, according to Towers Watson.  This has real economic consequences. In healthcare alone, it’s estimated that tort reform could eliminate up 27 percent of medical costs. In other words, 27 cents of every healthcare dollar goes toward litigation.”(America's Ongoing Tort Litigation Nightmare, Forbes, 01/09/12)...

Response To Warren’s Visit To Iowa For Braley

If you’re reporting on the news that Massachusetts liberal Elizabeth Warren is set to campaign for Congressman Bruce Braley, then wanted to pass along the following statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren proudly said the she and Congressman Braley share the same values, which is disturbing given that she fiercely opposes support for farmers in Iowa. Given his allegiance to Senator Warren and her crusade against helping farmers, it’s clear Congressman Braley cannot be trusted.” Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman BACKGROUND … Elizabeth Warren Says Congressman ...

Response To O’Malley’s Visit To Iowa For Braley

With Congressman Bruce Braley campaigning with the Governor of Maryland today, wanted to pass along the following statement from the Republican Party of Iowa: “After giving us an update on his Baltimore Orioles in last night’s debate, it’s only fitting for Congressman Braley to spend today with the Governor of Maryland. Braley’s agenda of higher taxes and more spending fits more with Maryland than Iowa and it’s just another reminder why we can’t trust the Congressman.” Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman BACKGROUND … “[Braley] also attempted a lighter moment that fell flat, reporting the score of the Orioles' ...

Congressman Bruce Braley’s Legal Career Included This Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit

The Washington Examiner Ashe Schow October 2, 2014 Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has denied threatening to sue his neighbor over some of her chickens crossing into his yard. But as a plaintiffs' lawyer and former head of the Iowa Association for Justice (previously known as the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association), he has lots of experience bringing personal injury and other tort claims to court. Here's one of them: In 2006, Braley and a fellow attorney at the Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman law firm took the case of a woman who wanted to sue Wal-Mart because she slipped on some dish soap while shopping. The woman, in her lawsuit, ...

Congressman Braley Doubles-Down On His False Statement That He Gave Authority For Military Strikes In The Islamic State

DES MOINES – Congressman Bruce Braley is a typical Washington politician who clearly doesn’t like being told he’s wrong. When confronted by the Sioux City Journal about his probably false statement about voting to authorize military strikes, Congressman Braley not only didn’t back down, he doubled-down on his false statement. As the Sioux City Journal reports: “The arrogance of Congressman Braley doubling-down on his misleading claim that he voted to authorize military strikes in the Islamic State is remarkable,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “The fact that Braley can’t even admit he was clueless ...

Braley’s Ad Fails To Explain Why He Missed 75% Of The VA Hearings

Good afternoon – Earlier today, Congressman Braley released his first ad regarding the fact that he skipped 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings. It’s worth noting that Braley never explained why he consistently missed these VA hearings, how he managed to have the second-lowest attendance rate on the committee or why on a few occasions he was able to attend fundraisers for himself but on the same day was unable to attend these important meetings. If you’re reporting on this news below is a statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Congressman Braley continues to dodge the fact that he skipped ...

RPI Response To Braley’s Event In Iowa City

Good afternoon folks - With Congressman Bruce Braley holding an event at the University of Iowa, we wanted to pass along this statement from the Republican Party of Iowa: “In an effort to jumpstart his lethargic campaign, Congressman Braley is once again turning to controlled events. Students should be wary of Congressman Braley, given that many recent graduates are underemployed because his support of job-killing regulations and higher taxes, which has made it harder for businesses to hire graduates.” said RPI spokesman Jahan Wilcox. BACKGROUND … A New Report Reveals That More And More College Graduates Are Underemployed.“Today...

Another Bruising Week For Bruce Braley

Happy Saturday – It was another bruising week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. Congressman Braley tried to walk back a statement he made concerning his support for raising the Social Security Retirement age. Then news came out that he had voted to gut $716 billion from Medicare programs for seniors. Finally, a new poll showed that one of Congressman Braley’s strongest supporters, Barack Obama, has an approval rating that is now at it’s lowest level ever in the Hawkeye State. The News That Drove The Week … Gallup reports that Barack Obama’s approval rating is at it’s lowest level ever in Iowa. As a key U.S. Senate race unfolds ...

Bruce Braley Opens Door To Ending Guaranteed Social Security Benefits 

DES MOINES - Despite his hypocritical attack yesterday, just two years ago Washington liberal Bruce Braley opened the door to ending guaranteed Social Security benefits.  During his re-election campaign, Braley said he would look at means testing – which would let the government determine which seniors are eligible for Social Security. Notably, Braley has also told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he would support raising the Social Security retirement age. “Bruce Braley talks a big game about protecting guaranteed Social Security benefits, but he has actually opened the door to ending them,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan ...