Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley Skipped Key Hearings on Mental Health Care for Veterans

Dem’s campaign had attacked GOP opponent on mental health policy, hearing attendance

Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) absences at House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee hearings included meetings where mental health care for veterans was prominently discussed, another potential headache for the U.S. Senate candidate as his campaign allies seek to criticize his Republican opponent on that issue.

Romney Campaigns for Ernst in Iowa

Criticizes Obama, Braley on foreign policy

DES MOINES, Iowa—Former Gov. Mitt Romney joined Republican Joni Ernst to help rally her supporters on Sunday night, encouraging them to help get Ernst over the edge in the Iowa Senate race, which remains in a virtual dead heat. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, has become the go-to star for GOP Senate campaigns across the country as the party seeks to regain control of the chamber this fall. The former Massachusetts governor sounded relaxed and spoke in an almost folksy manner in front of about 150 attendees at the Iowa Farm Bureau headquarters.

Ernst Slams Braley on Anti-Farmer Comments at Second Iowa Debate

Candidates Also Spar Over Strategy to Defeat Islamic State

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Republican Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) clashed on outside political spending and a strategy to defeat Islamic militants in the second debate for Iowa’s Senate race Saturday night—but what critics have called a serious gaffe by Braley became the focal point of the event.

Member of Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Go-to Gang’ Touts Bipartisanship in New Ad

Bruce Braley helped pass Obamacare in March 2010 without a single GOP vote

Bruce BraleyRep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) campaign released a new ad touting his willingness to work across the aisle to pass legislation. During his time in Congress, Braley has been closely associated with the liberal wing of his party and played a role in marshaling votes for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law—which passed the House without a single Republican vote.

Braley: “Strikes” Not the Same as “Airstrikes”

Congressman uses wordplay to defend claim rated false by fact-checkers

Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) has defended his recent claim at an Iowa Senate debate that he voted to authorize U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria—rated as false by fact-checkers—by equating “strikes” with training and arming moderate rebels in Syria, the Hill reports.

Braley Flip-Flops on Military Operations in Iraq

Voted against combat in country, then said he supported airstrikes

Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) previously voted against funding for U.S. combat operations in Iraq before claiming at the first Iowa Senate debate that he supported President Barack Obama’s military efforts in the country.