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How I Intend to Work for Iowans in the Year Ahead

February 16, 2018 With Congress at work on key priorities and the President spelling out his goals in the annual State of the Union address, I’m focused on a number of initiatives for Iowans and the nation. more »»

Slices of Life - Wee morning worries

February 16, 2018 I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think. Better put, I brood - but not about a single topic. more »»

What Do You Say to Your Children?

February 16, 2018 Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the purveyor of all knowledge. more »»

The Dengler Domain: High School Lunches

February 9, 2018 Lunch is always an important meal. It stops the morning hungriness while filling us up until supper. One’s lunch helps determine one’s happiness for the rest of the day. more »»

Audit finds U.S. Department of Defense wasted millions of taxpayer dollars

February 9, 2018 I can’t name a single person who likes having their money wasted. It’s even worse if the careless spending of your money is done by someone else – particularly the federal government. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale 13

February 2, 2018 The air is still. The weather is nice. January has passed. Only one more month until the air starts to feel warm again. It is wonderful time of year in February. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Republican Mess

January 26, 2018 To the Editor: What a bunch of losers Republicans are. They have majorities in both houses and have control of the executive branch, and, still, they cannot govern. more »»

Slices of Life - The joy of paying attention

January 26, 2018 Wasted time. We do it all the time. Fritter away a moment, an hour, an entire day. Time is a valuable and limited commodity. Each of us has a limited amount to spend as we choose. more »»

A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary

January 26, 2018 In 2017, the Senate evaluated and confirmed a record number of nominations to the circuit courts. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Sports Achievements

January 26, 2018 As a child, I loved to pretend I was in a big moment during a sporting event. It was the last second shot to win the basketball game, the catch to win the football game, or the home run to win it all. more »»

Q&A: 2017 Report Card

January 26, 2018 Q: How did your legislative work measure up in the first session of the 115th Congress? A: An independent organization called GovTrack analyzes the legislative workload in Congress each year and... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Cold

January 19, 2018 I take back everything I said about winter. The snow is not the worst part about it. Nothing beats feeling terrible, and then waking up the next day and feeling the same. more »»

Slices of Life - Reflections of a football aficionado

January 19, 2018 Football is a big deal at my house. I live with a bunch of guys who love the game. My daughter married a guy who loves the game. It only makes sense I’d be pulled into the gridiron mi. more »»

Tax Reform is A Promise Kept to Iowa Families

January 19, 2018 Last month, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. more »»

Tax Cuts and Job Act Means New Opportunities for Iowans

January 12, 2018 The start of a new year brings about new possibilities for folks across the country. more »»

Slices of Life - MTV Nostalgia

January 12, 2018 I grew up in the era of classic, they-don’t-make-them-like-that-anymore television shows. Of course this is my opinion. more »»

Q&A: Looking Ahead in 2018

January 12, 2018 Q: How will Congress build on the achievements from the first session of the 115th Congress? A: Each branch of the federal government marked historic milestones in the first year of the Trump... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Podcasts

January 5, 2018 Growing up, I thought listening to talk radio outside of the Bob and Tom Show was not a good idea. more »»

Slices of Life - The solution to life's problems: Wrestling

January 5, 2018 When my boys play together it always ends the same way. It doesn’t matter what they are doing, the result adds up to intertwined bodies, leg locks and takedowns. In a word: wrestling. more »»

Q&A: 2017 Year in Review

January 5, 2018 Q: What was the most significant achievement of the U.S. more »»



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