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Accountability | Iowa

Fellow GOP Senator Skewers Joni Ernst’s Paid-Leave Bill As ‘Raid’ on Social Security

By Chad Smith on March 15, 2019.

A fellow Republican senator described Sen. Joni Ernst’s new plan for paid parental leave as “raiding” Social Security, a potentially crippling condemnation as more and more Americans rely on the program.

Accountability | Iowa

Despite Claiming ‘Error,’ Ernst Signed Affidavit to Illegally Apply for Multiple Property Tax Breaks

By Cole Driver on February 13, 2019.

Despite Sen. Joni Ernst’s claims that she illegally received a tax break for Washington homeowners in “error,” records showed that Ernst had to sign an affidavit to get the tax break.

Accountability | Iowa

Ernst Keeping Salary During Shutdown Because She’s ‘Working’ As 400,000 Federal Employees Work Without Pay

By Chad Smith on January 24, 2019.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told constituents Wednesday that she was still taking her salary during the government shutdown because she is “working” during it, as more than 400,000 federal employees are being compelled to work without pay.