Statewide Iowa — Republican Senator Joni Ernst says President Biden has proposed a federal budget that would spend too little on the military and too much on the Internal Revenue Service.
Biden has proposed increasing the number of IRS agents by 15 percent in each of the next 10 years in order to beef up efforts to catch Americans who aren’t paying what they owe in taxes. Ernst, the first female combat veteran elected to the US Senate, says Biden’s proposed budget is far less generous to the military.
Reports indicate China is trying to establish a port on the west coast of Africa that would be home base for Chinese submarines and air craft carriers. Ernst made her comments Wednesday afternoon during a speech on the Senate floor.