Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are back in their home districts for a recess this week. After seeing the reception some of their colleagues got in previous town hall-style meetings following the election of Donald Trump, most House Republicans are skipping them.
But a handful are diving in headfirst.Read More
U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, met a hostile crowd Monday night in his hometown while fielding questions on topics ranging from health care and immigration to school vouchers and climate change.
He took the podium to a mix of cheers, boos and applause from a crowd of about 1,000 at Dubuque Senior High School. After making an introductory statement, Blum took questions from crowd members selected at random during the town hall event.Read More
Jackie Stellish said she finally found a use for her yoga mat.
The Sioux City woman was one of about 12 people lying flat on their backs on the sidewalk in front of the downtown Sioux City office for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, Monday morning.
"We are protesting Republican House members who passed the bill to repeal Obamacare," Stellish said, laying a new blue mat onto the sidewalk. "This is not good for (Iowa's 4th District) where approximately 300,000 people will be dropped due to preexisting conditions."Read More
Voters confronted Congressman Rod Blum on a number of issues, including healthcare during a much-anticipated event at Dubuque Senior High School.
About 1000 people packed into the Nora Gym at Senior High School. As Congressman Blum gave his opening remarks people in the audience quickly began interrupting him.Read More