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Biden Administration Announces $7.2 Million to Improve Rail Infrastructure, Enhance Safety, and Strengthen Supply Chain in Iowa

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46 Projects in 32 States to Modernize Rail Across Rural & Urban Communities Will Enable Economic Growth WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced $7.2 million in rail infrastructure funding for Iowa. This funding is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program. Nationally, the CRISI program awarded […]

FDA Efforts to Result in Millions of Additional Bottles of Infant Formula to Further Increase U.S. Supply

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An FDA Press Release Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula on U.S. store shelves in the coming weeks and months. “We continue to work around the clock with our government partners and industry to ensure there’s adequate […]

NOAA Wants To Hear From You If A Tornado Has Impacted You

A tornado destroyed this home in Sawyerville, Alabama, on March 25, 2021. Photo by Mike Coniglio. Credit: NOAA

May 25, 2022 Has a tornado hit your house or your community? Have you received a tornado alert? NOAA scientists want to hear your story. The new Tornado Tales citizen science tool is an online survey that provides a way for people to anonymously report their tornado experiences. Developed by researchers at the NOAA National […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years

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an FDA Press Release Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 5 through 11 years of age at least five months after completion of a primary series with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. […]

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta-8 THC Products

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An FDA Press Release Violations Include Marketing Unapproved New Drugs, Misbranding, Adding Delta-8 THC to Food Products Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This action […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This action will now make a second […]

Use and Store At-Home COVID-19 Tests Properly to Avoid Potential Harm: FDA Safety Communication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting people that there is a potential for harm if FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests are not used according to the manufacturer’s test instructions. The FDA is also reminding people to keep the tests out of reach from children and pets. FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests have […]

Ernst Joins Grassley, Democrats, Republicans in Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Renewable Fuel Standard

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The Iowa senators were part of a bipartisan group who called on the Biden administration to take a number of actions for a stronger RFS and to support biofuel. WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is joining Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and several other Democrats and Republicans on a […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Key Action by Approving Second COVID-19 Vaccine

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January 31st, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a second COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine; the approved vaccine will be marketed as Spikevax for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Key points: Spikevax meets the FDA’s rigorous standards for […]

Ernst Meets With Local Economic Experts

Sen. Joni Ernst (R) met with local leaders on Thursday for lunch at William Penn University.

by Ken Allsup January 27th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – US Senator Joni Ernst stopped by the campus of William Penn University for a bite to eat and to listen to how local economic leadership is helping the area stay viable. Ernst is in the middle of her latest 99 county tour, where she’s been visiting […]


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