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Sen. Joni Ernst

Sen. Joni Ernst

Republican, Iowa
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Office Phone: 202-225-6030
Committees:
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Environment and Public Works
Small Business and Entrepreneurship

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
12.3% of children are in poverty
15.5% of children under 6 are in poverty
4.6% of children are in extreme poverty
11.5% are food insecure
3.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Ernst on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Ernst on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Ernst on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.811, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would protect child welfare service providers that decline to provide services that conflict with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.

  • Ernst on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.860, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize the JJDPA and provide for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1917, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, which would reform sentencing laws and corrections and include provisions on parole for juveniles, sealing of juvenile records, and juvenile solitary confinement.

  • Ernst on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.

    Ernst on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.

    Ernst on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.ernst.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-6030.

    Ernst on Early Childhood Development


    Ernst on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

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