Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the news that Roger Stone, advisor to President Trump, has been arrested and indicted:
“It goes beyond partisan politics when an American citizen is arrested and indicted on charges of working with a foreign power to disrupt and destabilize our democratic elections.
Roger Stone’s indictment is a red-alert alarm that should wake up the conscience of every elected official, to step up and protect the ongoing investigation into Russian interference into our democracy. It’s time for Senators Ernst and Grassley to drop their partisan blinders and give their full support for legislation to protect the Mueller investigation.
The accusations in the indictment are startling, both for what they accuse Mr. Stone of doing to influence the election, and the lengths at which they went to cover it up. It is clear that there is a widespread effort to prevent witnesses from being honest, and prevent the special prosecutor from doing his job.
Senators Ernst and Grassley have a constitutional responsibility to do their job and ensure the rule of law. We hope they will start taking it seriously.”
For over a year, health care has been the dominant issue for Americans of all backgrounds, and the millions of Americans across the country who went to the polls in the 2018 midterms to voice their outrage over the Republican war on health care confirmed it. The mandate is clear: voters elected a “Health Care Congress” to lower costs and improve care. Today, Protect Our Care is releasing a comprehensive agenda for congressional action: The Health Care Congress: Cost, Coverage, Consumer Protections and kicking off a campaign in states and congressional districts across the country to pass it.
Rep. Bobby Kaufmann publicly bullied a number of organizations during the House State Government Committee meeting this morning, including Progress Iowa, if they continue to speak out in support of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System, better known as IPERS. Kaufmann threatened to publicly brand Progress Iowa as a liar for bringing attention to the issue of retirement security, and for accurately pointing out the arguments that Republicans have made in the past to privatize the system.(more…)