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Joni Ernst Says Republicans Will Seek to Undo Obama Economic Policies

Joni Ernst, a newly elected senator from Iowa, rehearses the Republican party's response to US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 20, 2015

Joni Ernst, a newly elected senator from Iowa, rehearses the Republican party's response to US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 20, 2015

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The new Republican-led Congress will seek to undo damage caused by President Barack Obama’s economic policies and health-care plan, freshman Senator Joni Ernst said in her response to the president’s State of the Union address.

“We heard the message you sent in November -- loud and clear,” Ernst of Iowa said Tuesday in a televised address following Obama’s speech. Her remarks come two weeks after Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years and expanded the House majority they won in 2010.