Category Archives: Senator

Senator urges delay in collecting troops’ deferred taxes

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Defense officials should delay collecting deferred payroll taxes from military members until October, wrote Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, in a Thursday letter to acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller. Service members and their families “may be about to face further financial strains” because of the collection of these deferred taxes, which starts in January, she wrote, […]

Senator pushes for hazard pay for guardsmen, active-duty troops on coronavirus response deployments

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One of the most prominent veterans serving in Congress is pushing her colleagues to approve hazard pay for troops working on the front lines of the coronavirus response, arguing the risk warrants that designation. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and a retired lieutenant colonel from the Iowa National Guard who served in the Middle East during […]

Senator pushes for hazard pay for guardsmen, active-duty troops on coronavirus response deployments

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One of the most prominent veterans serving in Congress is pushing her colleagues to approve hazard pay for troops working on the front lines of the coronavirus response, arguing the risk warrants that designation. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and a retired lieutenant colonel from the Iowa National Guard who served in the Middle East during […]