Congresswoman Ashley Hinson hosted her weekly press call on Friday. Hinson discussed some of her stops throughout the district as she has now held events in all 20 counties in the First Congressional District.
She was asked about State Sen. Jim Carlin’s decision to primary Sen. Charles Grassley for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
“I always encourage healthy debate around elections, but I continue to support Sen. Grassley and his work in the Senate,” Hinson said. “He’s a great partner for me and he’s done great work for Iowans for decades and I look forward to continuing to work with Sen. Grassley.”
Of note, during her campaign for the United States House of Representatives, Hinson told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that she supports term limits for members of Congress. She added she would support a term limits bill if it came to the floor of the House.
Grassley, who Hinson said she continues to support and looks forward to continuing to work with, is in his seventh term in the U.S. Senate, where he was first elected in 1980.
Hinson also spoke out against HR 1 and said she’s focused on the COVID relief package. She is planning to vote no on the COVID package because it includes provisions she cannot support — including the $15 minimum wage and bailouts for “states that can’t manage their budget.”
Hinson said she will be a vocal member of the Budget Committee on Monday.