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Q&A on National Adoption Month

November 15, 2013 Q: Why is National Adoption Month observed in November? A: During this season of thanksgiving, millions of American households open their homes to friends and family from near and far. more »»

The Braley Brief: Coming together to lend a helping hand

November 8, 2013 On Saturday, millions of Americans gathered in communities across the country to participate in Make A Difference Day. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: It's Medicare Open Enrollment Time

November 8, 2013 Each year, seniors in Iowa and across the country have an opportunity to adjust their Medicare health benefits for the coming year. more »»

Slices of Life - Living in the moment

November 8, 2013 “You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.” These wise words came out of the mouth of my 16-year-old son; surprisingly, he wasn’t referring to a Snicker’s ba. more »»

Seqsquicentennial salute to Gettysburg Address

November 8, 2013 It was seven score and 10 years ago. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his now legendary Gettysburg Address. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Suicide survivors

November 1, 2013 Dear Editor, Each day in the U.S. more »»

Slices of Life - Picture day

November 1, 2013 It was picture day at school today. We nearly missed the annual event. more »»

Apply for new business property tax credit

November 1, 2013 The Iowa Department of Revenue and local governments are rolling out the new Business Property Tax Credit the Legislature approved this year (Senate File 295). more »»

Q&A on the Farm & Food Bill

November 1, 2013 Q: What is the status of the farm and food bill? A: The clock is ticking for the U.S. more »»

Slices of Life - Coming clean

October 25, 2013 Last weekend I came out of the closet - with an armload that included an old Christmas sweater, two pairs of mom jeans and a maternity top from 1997. more »»

State government is working for you

October 25, 2013 During the federal government shutdown, I get many questions about how things are working at the state level. I’m proud to say the state of Iowa is open for business. more »»

Ongoing problem of dangerous synthetic drugs

October 25, 2013 Madam Chairman, it’s been over two years since this caucus held its first hearing on synthetic drug abuse. At that hearing, we heard testimony from a constituent of mine named Michael Rozga. Mr. more »»

Slices of Life - A case of the blurbs

October 18, 2013 Blurt: verb 1. An impulsive comment or question that comes across as inappropriate or unwanted. 2. To utter abruptly. 3. To speak out of turn. 4. more »»

New Affordable Health Care Options

October 11, 2013 Iowa is a national leader when it comes to health insurance coverage for our citizens. We worked successfully in recent years to ensure all Iowa kids can see a doctor when they need to. more »»

Real Costs of Health Care Law

October 11, 2013 At the end of this year, the coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act will take effect. more »»

The Braley Brief: Setting our Students Up for Success

October 11, 2013 Common sense tells us that students thrive when they’re able to learn in a climate where they feel safe from things like bullying and harassment, allowing them to focus on class and the material... more »»

Slices of Life - Helping with homework

October 11, 2013 I am every parent. Or most parents. more »»

Putin’s Op-Ed — A Different Perspective

October 4, 2013 “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Harvest Safety

September 27, 2013 Dear Editor, Fall is the time of Harvest. Colors of the landscape rapidly change from shades of green to various shades of red, yellow and brown. more »»

Slices of Life - Out with the old, in with the new

September 27, 2013 This week I said goodbye to an old friend and our parting was bittersweet. We’d spent nearly every day together for more than seven years. Lately, however, he just hadn’t been reliable. more »»



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