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Seven members of Congress test positive for COVID-19 in one week, as U.S. cases surge

BY: - November 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Seven members of the U.S. House and Senate announced during the past week that they have tested positive for COVID-19, marking a burst of infections on Capitol Hill as cases have surged across the country. At least 29 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year, […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday and stretches into next week, covering their office budgets, how to hire […]

Hinson says she’s tested positive for COVID-19

BY: - November 12, 2020

By Laura Olson WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.-elect Ashley Hinson has tested positive for coronavirus, her campaign announced Thursday. Campaign staffers for Hinson, a Republican who in the Nov. 3 election defeated Rep. Abby Finkenauer, a first-term Democrat representing Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, said in a news release that Hinson “feels great” and is quarantining at […]

Finkenauer concedes to Hinson in the race to represent Iowa’s 1st District

BY: - November 4, 2020

Republican challenger Ashley Hinson won the race to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, beating the one-term incumbent, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer. Tuesday’s unofficial voting results had given Hinson 51.3% of the vote to Finkenauer’s 48.7% of the vote. The Associated Press didn’t call the race race in favor of Hinson until mid-morning Wednesday, and at […]

1st District candidates spar over health care, but agree on pre-existing conditions

BY: - November 1, 2020

If there’s one issue that Iowa’s 1st District congressional candidates agree on, it’s the need for Americans to have medical insurance that covers pre-existing conditions. Democrat Abby Finkenauer, now seeking a second term in the November election, is facing Republican Ashley Hinson, a state representative from Marion. While the two are in agreement on pre-existing conditions, […]

1st District candidates differ on education, police reform and immigration

BY: - October 30, 2020

The so-called “values voters” in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District have a clear choice this November. When it comes to education, police reform and immigration, Democrat Abby Finkenauer, seeking a second term in the November election, and Republican challenger Ashley Hinson from Marion are rarely in agreement. Here’s a look at each candidate’s stand on the […]

Finkenauer and Hinson clash over taxes, energy and infrastructure

BY: - October 28, 2020

When it comes to the economy, both candidates in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District like to say they support “working families” — but the similarities end there. Democrat Abby Finkenauer, who is seeking a second term in the November election, is facing Republican Ashley Hinson, a state representative from Marion. Hinson says her goal, which she […]

Finkenauer, Hinson spar over fundraising, Statehouse records in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

BY: - October 26, 2020

U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer enters the final week before Election Day with a lead in recent polls over her Republican challenger, Ashley Hinson, in the race to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. Finkenauer, a Democrat, has represented the northeast Iowa district since 2018. According to a poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 15-20 by Monmouth […]

Partnership adds three more candidate appearances

BY: - September 4, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has added three more candidate appearances to its series, conducted with Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. State Rep. Ashley Hinson (1st Congressional District): Sept. 21 from 10–11 a.m. U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield: Sept. 23 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (1st Congressional […]

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Monmouth Poll: Miller-Meeks leads Hart in state’s tightest congressional race

BY: - August 6, 2020

The race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s Second District is the closest among the Iowa’s congressional races, according to a Monmouth University Poll released Thursday.   Miller-Meeks, a state senator, led Hart, a former state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor, 47% to 44% among registered voters. The candidates are vying […]

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Bipartisan bill would allow farmers to pay rent with PPP

BY: - July 16, 2020

U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer on Thursday introduced legislation to allow farmers to use money from a key pandemic-related federal aid package to pay for rentals of equipment, land and buildings.  The Expanding Assistance to Farmers Act of 2020, co-sponsored by Congressman Dan Bishop, R-North Carolina, would clarify the rules governing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which […]

Primary primer: 1st District Republican candidates

BY: - May 31, 2020

Overview: The race for Iowa’s 1st district congressional seat will be one of the most closely watched this election year. U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer from Dubuque made history two years ago when she became the first woman to be elected into Congress from the northeast Iowa district.  Finkenauer’s seat, however, is one of the most […]