Press Releases

Apr 9, 2014

Braley Writes Secretary Kerry After Dubuque Couple’s International Adoption is Left in Limbo

Washington, D.C. – After learning of the situation faced by a Dubuque couple who are adopting two children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) yesterday wrote Secretary of State John Kerry, urging the State Department to work with the Congolese government to resolve the situation.

Apr 8, 2014

Braley Continues Push to Create Veterans’ Job Corps

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today continued his fight to create a Veterans’ Job Corps, reintroducing legislation that would put unemployed veterans back to work using skills they developed in the military—in such roles as improving our national parks, serving as police officers and firefighters and working in local communities.

Apr 3, 2014

Braley: The Only Thing Preventing 300,000 Iowans from Getting a Raise is a Vote

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) who today wrote House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to bring legislation to the floor for a vote—predicted that there is enough support in the House to restore the minimum wage to $10.10.

Apr 2, 2014

Braley Continues Effort to Keep Dubuque Air Traffic Control Tower Open

Issues: Transportation

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today continued his effort to prevent the closing of the Dubuque air traffic control tower, urging Congressional leaders and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to explain how current safety standards could be maintained if the tower were to close.

Apr 2, 2014

After Retirement Security Roundtable with Des Moines Area Businesses, Braley Introduces Retirement Security Act

Washington, D.C. – After meeting in February with Des Moines area small businesses such as Raygun, HoQ Restaurant, InDesign Architecture, and Court Ave. Brewing Co. to discuss the challenges associated with retirement security, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today introduced legislation that would increase options for employers and provide employees with additional opportunities for a safe and secure retirement.

Mar 31, 2014

As Flood Season Approaches, Braley Urges Committee to Reach Speedy Compromise on Flood Resources Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today called on members of the Conference Committee on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to quickly reach an agreement to give flood-prone cities like Cedar Rapids the resources they need to prepare for the upcoming flood season.

Mar 27, 2014

Braley Continues Fight for Iowa Communities in Effort to Combat Ash Borer

Issues: Agriculture

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today wrote congressional leaders in order to ensure that Iowa would have the same resources as other states as they combat the emerald ash borer—an invasive species that could potentially cause billions of dollars in damage in Iowa.

Mar 26, 2014

Braley Talks Local Economic Issues with Fort Dodge Business and City Leaders

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today met with Fort Dodge business and city leaders to discuss local issues including downtown development, local infrastructure, and the needs of Fort Dodge Regional Airport.

Mar 26, 2014

After President Obama Moves to Eliminate Government’s Only Radon Grant Program, Braley Makes Push to Preserve It

Washington, D.C. – After the Iowa legislature’s recent attempt to require radon testing in Iowa schools stalled, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today made an aggressive push to protect one of the last available federal programs that can help states test for the deadly gas.

Mar 25, 2014

Braley: “Norman Borlaug Represents the Best of Iowa”

Issues: Agriculture

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today praised humanitarian and scientist Norman Borlaug at the unveiling of a statue that will sit in the U.S. Capitol Building.