On Wednesday, we will have reached 400 days, since the Republicans took control of the House, without a jobs bill, even though my colleagues and I have been calling for and demanding action.
The January jobs numbers offer another sign that our economy is recovering under President Obama’s leadership, and that America is—slowly but surely—getting back to work.
After House Republicans threatened the American people with a tax hike at the end of last year, I hope they will come to the table to quickly work on an extension that provides tax relief through the end of the year.
During Black History Month, we celebrate the vast contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and identity.
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his enduring message of equality and justice can still be felt today.
In 1953, I marched 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery with Dr. King. There were times I wanted to give up and questioned what we were trying to accomplish. However I never questioned the passion and leadership of the man we were following.
As we gather Monday to honor the work of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, we pause to reflect on the struggle against prejudice, hatred and intolerance.
Dr. King’s values and work in the face of violence, indifference, and entrenched prejudices remind us that the work of one person willing to speak up against injustice can change the world.
We can create jobs in the short-term and make a lasting boost to economic growth - not to mention keeping Iowans safe - by investing in new highways and proper maintenance of our bridges and roads.