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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 22 items )  

A Celebration Of 'People, Progress, Pride' Brings Iowa Farmers to Des Moines for 2019 Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 6 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: A harsh and lingering winter, springtime floods, market swings and trade roadblocks all hit Iowa farmers in 2019, making this year more challenging than any other in recent memory. Yet Iowans know it is the nature of Iowa farmers to weather the slings and arrows of hard times and persevere. Getting through hard times takes 'People, Progress and Pride,' which is the theme for the 2019 Iowa Farm Bureau Federa  more

American Coalition for Ethanol Commends Senators for Calling on EPA to Uphold RFS Deal, Urges Others to Make Their Voice Heard
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 7 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Midwest Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplemental rule to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following stat  more

American Football Coaches Association: Dickson State Survives on the Road at Waldorf
WACO, Texas, Nov. 4 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Dickinson State (N.D.) had to play catchup most of the game in their Top 25 showdown against Waldorf (Iowa). The Warriors took a 28-21 lead with 7 minutes to go in the game, but Dickinson State responded with a touchdown drive of their own to make the score 28-27 after a failed two-point conversion. The Blue Hawks defense stopped Waldorf on the next drive allowing their offense to drive and hit a game wi  more

American Football Coaches Association: Northern Iowa Dominates Missouri Valley Conference Rival Illinois State
WACO, Texas, Nov. 4 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Northern Iowa played its most complete game of the season, dominating both sides of the ball en route to a 27-10 win over Illinois State. The Panthers forced four turnovers, including three on four consecutive offensive plays in the fourth quarter and held the Redbirds to 210 yards of total offense. Northern Iowa rose 3 spots to No. 7 while Illinois State fell 5 spots to No. 12 in this week's AFCA FCS Co  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Iowa - Researchers Investigate Role of Aspirin in Preventing Intracranial Aneurysm Rupture
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: University Iowa researchers conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers, including University of Iowa College of Public Health professor of epidemiology Dr. James Torner, identified 146 patients harboring a total of 375 intracranial aneurysms, five millimeters o  more

California Reinvestment Coalition: In Face of Lawsuit, Trump Administration Holds Nov. 6th Symposium on Small Business Lending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The California Reinvestment Coalition issued the following news release: * * * - Groups, Business Owners Suing CFPB for Illegally Halting Progress on Lending Protections Speak Out Against Forum Stacked With Financial Institution Reps * * * In the face of a federal lawsuit, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scrambling to manufacture support for its failure to help protect small businesses from discriminatory lenders by holding a public forum to discuss small bu  more

Food and Water Watch: Iowa Supreme Court Can Still Protect Right to Fight for Clean Water
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: * * * - Iowa Supreme Court approves Iowa State's 'right to clean water' delay tactic - but the clean water lawsuit can still pass * * * The Iowa Supreme Court granted a request for an "interlocutory appeal" of a decision from Polk County District Court Judge Robert Hanson, who recently ruled that a lawsuit against the State to restore the Raccoon River could proceed to trial. The decision means that the S  more

Four-Way Race in Iowa Dem Presidential Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
HAMDEN, Connecticut, Nov. 6 -- The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute issued the following news release: With less than 3 months until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic race for president in Iowa is wide open, as the top 4 candidates are in a close contest, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University poll released today. Senator Elizabeth Warren receives 20 percent support among Iowa likely Democratic caucus- goers, with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg getting 19 percent, Sen. B  more

Insured Retirement Institute Announces 2019 Retirement Security Champs Award Winners
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Insured Retirement Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Ron Wyden Lauded as "Steadfast Advocates"of Retirement Security Initiatives * * * The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today honored Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) with the organization's "Champion of Retirement Security" award for leadership to advance legislative solutions t  more

International Association For Food Protection 2020 Call for Abstracts
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 8 -- The International Association For Food Protection issued the following news release: The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting abstracts for IAFP 2020 to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2-5, 2020. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 14, 2020. IAFP accepts abstracts online. Call for Abstracts (Submission Form, General Information and Instructions), Policy for Commercialism, and information for both the Developing Scientist Awar  more

Law Enforcement, Community Leaders to Be Honored for Valuing Immigrants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Immigration Forum issued the following news release: Tonight the National Immigration Forum will present awards to three individuals and an organization for the ways they promote and advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to our nation. This year's Keepers of the American Dream awards will be presented to the following honorees: * Sister Norma Pimentel, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley * Chief Mark Prosser, Publ  more

Moms Demand Action Volunteer Montgomery Wins Race for Urbandale City Council
URBANDALE, Iowa, Nov. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Bridget Montgomery Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements applauding Bridget Montgomery for winning her race for Urbandale   more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Challenger in Iowa Senate Race Earns Endorsement from Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group to Unseat Anti-Choice Republican Senator Ernst * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Theresa Greenfield in her campaign to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate and unseat anti-choice incumbent Republican Senator Ernst. This race is crucial to flipping the Senate and protecting reprod  more

National Association of Social Workers Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Washington D.C. Cosmos Club Event
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The National Association of Social Workers issued the following news release: The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) on Nov. 1-2 will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of its NASW Social Work Pioneers(R) program with a celebration featuring some of the most influential social workers in the nation, including 104-year-old Catherine G. Williams, former deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. During the Pioneers 25th Ann  more

National Association of State Boards of Education Membership Elects New Leaders to Its Board of Directors
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 4 -- The National Association of State Boards of Education issued the following news release: The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce the election of seven new members to its board of directors during its Annual Conference last month in Omaha. Brooke Axiotis, president of the Iowa State Board of Education, became NASBE's board chair at the close of the conference. Byron Ernest, a member of the Indiana State Board of Educati  more

National Corn Growers Association Thanks Senate Leaders for Weighing in on EPA Waiver Proposal
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: U.S. Senators representing many corn states yesterday took action to press EPA to follow the law and adhere to the deal President Trump made with farmers and the EPA to address RFS waivers. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), each submitted comments to the Federal Register reg  more

National Pork Board Study Defines China's Growing Need for Protein
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 6 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - New research details ways that U.S. pork can fill China's immediate protein gap * * * A new report from the National Pork Board digs into the growing short- and long-term protein needs facing China and how U.S. pork can position itself to meet that demand. The new report, Pork 2040: China Market Assessment, also reveals the impact that African swine fever (ASF) is having on both China's short- and   more

Pheasants Forever: Rooster Booster - 'Fuel Up for the Field' at Casey's General Store, Support Public Lands Habitat
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Nov. 5 -- Pheasants Forever issued the following news release: Casey's General Store & PepsiCo have expanded their partnership with Pheasants Forever as part of the "Fuel Up for the Field" promotion for 2019. During the months of November and December, a donation will be made to the nation's leading upland charity for every bottle of Mountain Dew or Pepsi purchased in more than 2,000 Casey's General Store locations spanning 16 states. "Headquartered in serious pheasant co  more

Quail Forever: Bobwhite Booster - 'Fuel Up for the Field' at Casey's General Store, Support Public Lands Habitat
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Nov. 5 -- Quail Forever, a division of Pheasants Forever, issued the following news release: Casey's General Store & PepsiCo have expanded their partnership with Quail Forever as part of the "Fuel Up for the Field" promotion for 2019. During the months of November and December, a donation will be made to the nation's leading upland charity for every bottle of Mountain Dew or Pepsi purchased in more than 2,000 Casey's General Store locations spanning 16 states. "Headquarter  more

Renewable Fuels Association Issues Statement on Senators Standing Up for Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Geoff Cooper: The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked a group of Senators representing Midwest states for their comments to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators--Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.)--each submitted co  more

UnityPoint Health: Online Patient Financial Estimates Now Available
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 7 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: UnityPoint Health is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to keep your health on point, including details regarding our charges, your costs and information about financial assistance that may be available to you. We want to always deliver easier, more personal care to you and your family. Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimates When you need hospital services, you may wonder how much your care will cost. U  more

UnityPoint Health: When is It Right to Transition to a Toddler Bed?
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: The transition to a toddler bed is a big deal. If you're hesitant, we've got your back. Courtney Huston, ARNP, UnityPoint Health, gives her best advice to help keep everyone in the family sleeping soundly. Sleep... What's That? Huston says sleep is very important to a child's development. Sleep, or lack thereof, impacts emotional, physiological and mental functioning. Most toddlers and preschoolers need between 11 t  more