Four Senate immigration bills fail: How Grassley and Ernst voted

With less that three weeks remaining until the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires, the U.S. Senate voted today…

Continue Reading →

Senate rejects 20-week abortion ban despite Iowans’ support

A ban on almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on January…

Continue Reading →

IA-03: Bernie Sanders backing Pete D’Alessandro

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave Pete D’Alessandro, one of seven Democrats running for Congress in Iowa’s third district, his…

Continue Reading →

Loebsack joins Republicans on vote ending shutdown

All Iowans in Congress approved a resolution today to fund the federal government through February 8, with a six-year extension…

Continue Reading →

More than a photo

Tyler Higgs is a local activist and concerned constituent in Clive. Bleeding Heartland welcomes guest posts advocating for candidates in…

Continue Reading →

Democrats squandered best chance to help DREAMers

While many Americans enjoy a peaceful Christmas with loved ones, hundreds of thousands of “DREAMers” who have lived in this…

Continue Reading →

Republicans going to conference on tax bill–without Chuck Grassley

Despite being the most senior member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Iowa’s Senator Chuck Grassley is not among the…

Continue Reading →

IA-04: Cyndi Hanson challenging Steve King in Republican primary

Promising to offer voters “a Republican alternative that is truly reflective of Iowa and the values we cherish,” Cyndi Hanson…

Continue Reading →

Repealing key health care provision could cost 125,000 Iowans coverage by 2025

Approximately 125,600 more Iowans would be uninsured by 2025 if President Donald Trump signs into law a tax bill repealing…

Continue Reading →

IA-01: Rod Blum trails generic Democrat, voters don’t like tax bill

Voters in Iowa’s first district favor an unnamed Democrat over two-term Representative Rod Blum by 51 percent to 43 percent,…

Continue Reading →