The choices will be better and more affordable because finally health insurers will have to answer to you- the consumer, and be forced to operate in a competitive, transparent, consumer-focused, well-regulated U.S. health insurance market. Here- in summary: the main glimmer of hope is the chance to end “Investor State Dispute Settlement tribunals” that Hightower accurately describes as “autocratic, plutocratic, corporate-controlled “courts” empower multinational corporations to obtain unlimited taxpayer dollars through specious lawsuits claiming that their special NAFTA privileges are restricted by the people’s democratically enacted laws–laws intended to protect consumers, workers, the environment, and other social/economic interests.” The vigilance part is where members of Congress have to step in and stand up to big pharmaceutical corporations, big oil, suppression of labor rights, negligent food production standards, and the fact that its impact for job creation in our country is being unrealistically oversold. From 1776 through the Fed's arrival in 1913 total inflation was 14%. Joni Ernst will represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate for another six years. I will ensure that women have what they need to make the best decisions for themselves, the human beings potentially developing within them, and their families. width: 100% !important; For more information about the Republican primary, click here. I will take every opportunity to support legislation that requires accountability from all public office holders as transparency is essential to a functional democracy. Third - Congress should be required to read every bill before voting on it. Fostering division and stagnation in order to maintain a position of political influence with this winner-take-all mentality will eventually lead to the demise of those who indulge in these tactics- but not until the majority of us suffer from missed opportunities and unjust limitations. overflow: hidden; width: 100%; Federal re-insurance programs to support cost extremes or outliers, collaboration with disease foundations, and public-private partnerships could offer us much better healthcare bang for each tax-payer buck. “Pro-choice” considerations should take into account how access to opportunities and resources can support or impede individuals in determining the best options for themselves and their families. border-radius: 5px 5px 5px 5px; display: block; He embraced his education, his community, and his work there while I was frequently drawn back for extended stays. 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). They defended 23 seats while Democrats defended 12. We should be able to acknowledge where legislation falls short of addressing targeted issues, and identify unintended consequences so improvements can be made without back-tracking. The 2020 United States presidential election in Iowa was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Protecting our environment has always been personally very important to me. Politicians in Washington have created a corrupt system – relying on big money from corporate special interests and then making sure that government works for them – not us. I believe this is the only way forward to give the health-insurance industry one last chance and realize its positive potential. [6] Ballotpedia staff compiled profiles based on campaign websites, advertisements, and public statements. Right now nobody in Congress reads anything they are voting on. It will be smarter to reform these programs today, so they can last forever. It was supposed to be a lender of last resort, with a dual mandate of price stability and low unemployment. The FT 2020 results page displays US presidential, Senate and House races as called by the Associated Press.We categorise states into “expected” categories based on pre-election polls.States where the difference in poll numbers between Biden and Trump is more than 10 percentage points are classified as states we expect to be solidly in favour of one candidate. background-color: #f9d334; ", Greenfield discussed the job-related death of her first husband, an electrician, when she was 24, saying, "It was Social Security and union benefits ... that gave me that hand up that I needed to get started." Raised on her family’s farm, she learned the importance of hard work and self-reliance. } } Not only will this decrease the administrative costs of providing healthcare, but it gives state public health agencies, healthcare service providers, health insurers, and people who use healthcare services- incentives to work together to improve health and contain costs. overflow-y: hidden; We did it with alcohol, we did it with tobacco, and we can do it for all the other things millions of Americans want to use responsibly. } In healthcare we respond to changing health conditions throughout people’s lives and empower them with information and treatment choices to help them make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. ), Trump recklessly gave up a crucial opportunity to be in a much more powerful negotiating position to put pressure on China when he failed to recognize the value of being part of this powerful trading partnership with China’s neighbors. Our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. Second - an automatic 10 year sunset clause on every spending bill. Theresa Greenfield concedes Iowa U.S. Senate race More From KCCI Des Moines UP NEXT. This section contains campaign finance figures from the Federal Election Commission covering all candidate fundraising and spending in this election. .votebox-results-cell--number { Theresa is a proud product of public schools and spent time working as a college student to advance her education. Meanwhile we have had the Great Depression, the Great Recession, and now the Coronavirus depression. overflow-x: scroll; .votebox-results-metadata { text-align: left; Right now, Washington is failing our farmers. She said she had a record of working with both Democrats and Republicans to advance policies that benefited Iowa. Military & Veterans CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources. } We must foster his generation’s participation in advancing the most effective solutions. Theresa believes in women’s constitutional right to make their own health care decisions, and she understands that we cannot take these freedoms for granted. Justice in life means preserving a woman’s inalienable right to jurisdiction over her own being. Congress skips town without finishing its work. There is truly a sense of pride and public duty among these government employees to provide accurate, objective information. font-style: italic; margin-bottom: 4px; } As your senator I will strive to advance proposals on issues that most Iowans support. The rationale suggested that such a move might lead to collateral damage and further economic decline with harm to corporations and more widespread job losses. Closer to home it looks as if we have brighter opportunities on the horizon to do the right thing as we take a hard look at proposals for the USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement), but only if we are really vigilant! max-height: 580px; } We now recognize that the 2008 bank bail-out money should have been allocated with more requirements and restrictions so that victimized Americans might have more directly experienced the relief efforts (instead of seeing it go to sustain corporate executive compensation). What is your stance on abortion? This was followed by a poorly-planned response to the terrorist attacks of September 2001 resulting in trillions added to our national debt. He was thrilled to have been accepted at George Washington University- his first choice. font-size: 1.25em; Greenfield said she refused corporate PAC donations and highlighted her support from the Iowa AFL-CIO and elected officials like Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Independents who caucus with the Democrats held the two remaining seats. I will invite constituents to offer similarly topical information from reliable, objective, clearly-identified resources. .cc_footnotes, .cc_candidate_submitted { How about you get the tax break instead? background-color: green; height: 50px; ", Greenfield referenced living and working on a family farm. It’s high time to reset the playing field so that insurance companies compete to have and keep each us as members. Members from both parties have acknowledged that Obama selected this nominee recognizing that Garland was generally well-respected by BOTH Democrats and Republicans and likely would have encountered little confirmation resistance (had confirmation hearings been allowed to justly proceed). She graduated with an economics B.S. Here are only some of the reasons why: Downward pressure on workers’ wages, especially for low-wage earners. I am personally very familiar with the traditional anti-choice perspective: My parents were raised as Catholics in Milwaukee schools, and later they transitioned to non-denominational Christian, Evangelical-style religious practice when I was a teenager. I endorse developing more national service options in addition to military service to that offer similar education-funding benefits for time served. While the majority of changes occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some changes occurred for other reasons. font-size: 0.9em; The 'Unconditional War on Poverty' - was declared by LBJ on January 8, 1964. In presidential elections between 1848 and 2016, Iowa voted Republican 69.76 percent of the time and Democratic 30.23 percent of the time. This only leads to a lack of faith in our political system and civil unrest. To start, we must protect voting rights. It seems the interpretation of senatorial duty for some, is to impose their personal perspectives- however narrow-minded, upon their constituents. Jurisdiction over one’s own being is an inalienable human right. Fourth - reform entitlement programs. indicateScroll(); } It gives substantial protections to companies operating abroad from having their innovations stolen.” https://www.csis.org/analysis/tpp-cptpp, What’s more- “U.S. Just reading their stories is a traumatic, heartbreaking experience- much less understanding that many of these young survivors will struggle with severe physical and mental disabilities for the rest of their lives. If government were simpler, citizens could find it worth their time to understand what is going on, and their confidence in democracy would grow. If left the majority of healthcare consumers in the convoluted, complex system of large group/employer insurance where big insurance and other middle-men negotiators could continue to control our costs. Joni’s Efforts to Bring Forward Real Reform: Greenfield's campaign website stated the following: Health Care Validating dictators is devastating to the people they oppress in their countries. This race was one of 80 congressional races that were decided by 10 percent or less in 2020. } Black business owners have long been denied the same opportunities as other entrepreneurs and are more likely to be denied a loan or to face more obstacles to getting the funding they need. In the meantime our failure to defend these rights only perpetuates hardship and human suffering- particularly for the most vulnerable women, children and families who struggle most to manage difficult circumstances. After travelling overland from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia for two years I returned to Iowa and was a police officer in my hometown of Maquoketa. We have to build and maintain powerful coalitions to limit and influence rouge governments that disregard these basic principles for their own people or the people of other nations. This dysfunctional style of communication leads to an inability to acknowledge mistakes and a failure to carefully consider alternative views. 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. 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. After years of politicians from both parties allowing giant corporations and special interests to influence Washington and tilt the playing field against hardworking families, we must send leaders to the U.S. Senate who will stand up for those they were elected to represent. At the time of the election, Republicans had a 53-45 majority over Democrats in the Senate. Here's who we think will win the 2020 elections in Iowa 6 Electoral votes 1 Senate race 4 House races Published 11/19/2019 5:00 PM EST Updated 11/2/2020 4:30 AM EDT Much of the complicated legislation in the ACA was dealing with the fact that individual markets throughout the nation only contain a minority of healthcare consumers, which does not make for a market that is easy to estimate average cost of coverage, or effectively distribute risk for lowest premiums. This will require either perpetually honest politicians, or privatization. Many of us shared concerns about the political process before the 2016 general election, and many more did after. top: 0px; A simple rule is this - no foreign military action can last more than 7 days without a declaration of war by Congress. In the Senate, Theresa will fight for legislation that keeps our kids and our communities safe. border-radius: 50%; Theresa won’t sit by or stay silent when it comes to saving lives, reducing crime and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. These corporate entities have less incentive to struggle against reform now that public sentiment threatens their existence. I really love our nation’s capital. (see Economist article: “Which firms profit most from America’s health-care system”- links at end of section). Ballotpedia features 318,422 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. The "2012 Margin" and "2016 Margin" columns describe the margin of victory between the two presidential candidates in those years. We’ve got to commit to ending these irresponsible tariffs, unfair ethanol policies, and ensure we stand with our agricultural communities to pick up the pieces left in its wake. 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. color: #fff; This includes spending by political party committees, super PACs, trade associations, and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups.[8][9][10]. We must restore respect for an objective judicial confirmation process and not allow any single entity or private-interest group (currently- like the Federalist Society) to continue to have the most influence on judicial appointments. .cc_header { I will work with members of Congress to more responsibly manage tax policy in a way that benefits average Americans more. 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). 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. letter-spacing: .03em; (Also in 2001- China became a member of the World Trade Organization and with its deeper integration into the world economy came new challenges.) Senate seats are up for election once every six years. They had 7 of their own children within 9 ½ years. Click here to view her responses. } No major legislation is perfect and most end up with some unintended consequences (Subsidizing and facilitating a rapid transition to the use of electronic medical records is one area that didn’t work out as smoothly as intended. No one should have to go medically bankrupt, or be earning subsistence-or-lower-level income to get access to publicly-funded healthcare services. Special prosecutions teams had recommended many individuals to the department of justice for prosecution on criminal charges, and some within the DOJ wanted to pursue that course. Education We clearly can do better than scrapping the previous progress we made during previous administrations and engaging in inhumane, short-sighted policies. There are ways we can promote our position without degrading our democracy. I worked as an RN in busy emergency departments for over 17 years and have plenty of first-hand experience in dealing with the immediate aftermath of gunshot wounds. Senators have spoken out about how our actions as a country (regardless of whether initiated in the legislative or executive branches of government) impact the rest of the world. The Center for Strategic & International Studies points out “Even with these provisions suspended, however, the IP chapter offers the most advanced and detailed standards on intellectual property in a trade agreement to date. I am guided by ideals like this one noted from my Economic Development textbook: “As a social science, economics is concerned with people and how best to provide them with material means to help them realize their full human potential.” Amartya Sen- the 1998 Nobel laureate in economics, offers 3 core values of development that are considered essential components when we think of economic justice, including: “Sustenance- the Ability to Meet Basic needs (A basic function of all economic activity is to provide as many people as possible with means for overcoming helplessness and misery from a lack of food, shelter, health and protection)”, “Self-Esteem: To Be a Person (a sense of worth and self-respect, and of not being used as a tool by others for their own ends)”, “Freedom from Servitude: To Be Able to Choose (the sense of emancipation from alienating material conditions of life and from social servitude to nature, ignorance, other people, misery, institutions, and dogmatic beliefs).” (Economic Development 9th Ed. Retirement Security Decoupling health insurance from employment is a great move for the U.S. economy! color: white; However, it is a detrimental waste of time to try to turn back the clock on individual rights. 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. Thirty-one of 99 Iowa counties—31 percent—are Pivot Counties. This can be done as we assume our obligation to the rest of the world to do our part in providing opportunities for people to prosper while continuing to protect human rights. We need to respond to teachers’ concerns about how standardized testing over-emphasis for education-quality evaluations interferes with truly effective teaching. Wiley, 2015. Our obligation should be to consider ALL Iowans and Americans- including those who do not benefit from, or are represented by, corporate or religious organizations, or any particular political party. color: white; 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. } Prepared to help ensure more government accountability and transparency with evidence-based legislation, and impact monitoring- to get the most out of every taxpayer dollar spent. She knows we have to invest in our rural communities to keep them healthy and make sure they have the tools they need to thrive in the future. But in the end the financial criminal activity was not prosecuted. She’s from Red Oak. Identifying solutions for affordable, quality health care for Iowans. It also includes links to endorsement lists published on campaign websites, if available. In my daily life I am mindful of conserving energy and water resources, opting for reusable items to avoid disposables, recycling whenever possible, and supporting pragmatic environmental protections initiatives. We need a strong defense department to protect our homeland security from those who would do us harm. This might have prevented Midwest agriculture from having to pay the price for Silicon Valley’s international business challenges. So instead of only opting for “check-book justice” (letting white collar criminals off the hook in favor of limiting potential collateral damage), we could have held those most responsible for the catastrophic financial crisis accountable. For a start, I agree with Senator Angus King’s positions: expanding background checks to most firearm transactions, limiting the size of magazines, and making purchasing a gun for someone not allowed to have one a federal crime. I remember the people I cared for graciously receiving their care, even though sometimes the VA facilities where I worked struggled to manage limited resources. It is wrong to deny the fact that the health and well-being of mother and baby are inextricably linked until birth. vertical-align: top; Stepping out left a void that invited China to get more involved crafting international trade policy for the region. Working on solutions with Democrats and Republicans to change the culture and eradicate sexual assault in the military, on college campuses and more. if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"]={},window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].embedDeltas={"100":544,"200":434,"300":417,"400":400,"500":400,"600":400,"700":400,"800":383,"900":383,"1000":383},window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-Q8aNK"),window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("Q8aNK"==b)window.datawrapper["Q8aNK"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"}); In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump (R) won Iowa with 51.1 percent of the vote. .votebox-scroll-container { We now have a historic opportunity achieve long-awaited changes that will be more effectively negotiated and enacted by Congress with the right leadership from Iowa’s first independent U.S. The national debt exceeds $22 trillion. .indicate_scroll { As your Senator I will not neglect my duty to public service and I accept that senators should not be immune to such costly, preventable government dysfunction. At the point where the developing human being can potentially be sustained apart from the mother, then critical life and death healthcare decisions must be made in the best interest of both mother and baby. When Theresa’s first husband, a union electrical lineman, died in a workplace accident, his union helped Theresa and her kids land on their feet. This is likely among the most painful mistakes of the Obama administration. A real deal might have included efforts to isolate the agriculture sector from intellectual property trade issue deliberations, with input from trade negotiating experts and real diplomats instead of the devil-may-care-slap-on-tariffs experiment. Clinton won four districts controlled by Republicans heading into the 2018 elections. Monitoring, reporting, and collecting the individual (“shared responsibility provision” fees) and employer mandates incurred high administrative costs. @media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { color: white; function defer() { Providing greater, more immediate access to mental health care. margin-bottom: 24px; – Todaro and Smith, Addison- Wesley 2006, pp 21-25). (Wrongdoing was not nearly as effectively prosecuted as it had been during the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s). } “Five Things that we Have Learned Since the Tax Cuts Were Enacted” -The main points: The strong subsequent economic growth will be temporary as the stimulus effects wane, revenue growth was weak this past year in spite of economic expansion, and there are actually more tax breaks than before (a total of 216 before the TCJA, now after implementation there are 223), and trillion dollar deficits again- yikes! position: relative; margin-right: 30%; The time has come to take concrete actions to address the racial disparities in policing, housing, health care, education, employment, infrastructure and economic development, and so much more. .inner_percentage.CrossFiled { Herzog completed Ballotpedia's Candidate Connections survey. Theresa will never let anyone lay a finger on them while she is in the Senate. 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? Enough is enough. I won’t be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to acting in the best interest of Iowans and Americans and will diligently perform the duties of my office. Iowa had 31 Pivot Counties, which voted for Obama twice before backing Trump in 2016, the most of any state. This link offers one of the best resources to help you understand Iowa’s health insurance recent history- debacles and all! Menu Elections > 2020 Iowa US Senate. Theresa will always put teachers and students first, not profits. width: 50%; Successfully got her SQUEAL Act signed into law which cut a tax break Members of Congress received for living expenses. It unites folks across the left-right political spectrum, it’s worth the fight, and it’s winnable.”. We can’t afford to have Senators who question and deny the science, who refuse to act when the future of our kids and grandkids are on the line, and who consistently put the needs of Big Oil over Iowans suffering. font-weight: 100; Had no candidate received more than 35% of the vote, the Democratic nominee would have been decided at a June 13 party convention. States can have some options for implementation, but the Federal government has to set the stage. Responsible Gun Ownership and Public Safety Theresa is committed to fully funding Pell grants, and ensuring our educators have the compensation, resources, and respect they deserve — including the ability to organize and collectively bargain.
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