Veterans – Iowa House Democrats http://iowahouse.org Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:57:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget http://iowahouse.org/veterans-programs-take-hit-in-gop-budget/ http://iowahouse.org/veterans-programs-take-hit-in-gop-budget/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:00:41 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=25886 This year, the GOP-led Legislature reduced support for key programs used by Iowa veterans. One such area that saw a significant shortage is the Veterans Home Ownership program. The program received $2 million for FY 18, a reduction of $500,000. This program provides $5,000 to veterans to be used for house down payments and closing […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/veterans-programs-take-hit-in-gop-budget/feed/ 0 Honoring Our Veterans http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans/ http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:54:44 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=10300 Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, and it’s a good time to thank and remember all of those who have served. First recognized in 1919, the date commemorates the end of fighting in World War I when an armistice took effect between the Allied nations and Germany at 11 am on November 11, 1918. This […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans/feed/ 0 Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline July 1 http://iowahouse.org/disabled-veteran-property-tax-exemption-deadline-july-1/ http://iowahouse.org/disabled-veteran-property-tax-exemption-deadline-july-1/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:57:38 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=9717 This past session, the Legislature approved a measure granting all U.S. military veterans with 100% service connect disability to be exempt from property taxes for their place of residence. In addition, this includes surviving spouses of veterans who died on active duty or died due to their 100% service connected disability. This exemption can be […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/disabled-veteran-property-tax-exemption-deadline-july-1/feed/ 0 2014 Session Recap: Legislature Approves Majority of Home Base Iowa Initiatives http://iowahouse.org/2014-session-recap-legislature-approves-majority-of-home-base-iowa-initiatives/ http://iowahouse.org/2014-session-recap-legislature-approves-majority-of-home-base-iowa-initiatives/#respond Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:32 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=9680 The Legislature this year considered multiple proposals to support and thank military personnel, veterans, and their families. As part of the Home Base Iowa Initiative, the Legislature approved exempting military retirement pay from state individual income taxes. This takes effect upon enactment and is retroactive to the tax year beginning January 1, 2014. In addition, […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2014-session-recap-legislature-approves-majority-of-home-base-iowa-initiatives/feed/ 0 Honoring our Veterans this Memorial Day http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans-this-memorial-day/ http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans-this-memorial-day/#respond Thu, 22 May 2014 20:51:14 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=9645 Memorial Day is a good time to remember the sacrifices our veterans have taken, and to thank them for their service. This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to support Iowa Veterans and military families. The Legislature passed many of the Governor’s recommendations of the Home Base Iowa Initiative. This includes exempting military retirement pay from […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/honoring-our-veterans-this-memorial-day/feed/ 0 Iowa Continues Job and Education Assistance for Veterans http://iowahouse.org/iowa-continues-job-and-education-assistance-for-veterans/ http://iowahouse.org/iowa-continues-job-and-education-assistance-for-veterans/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:32:13 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=8977 A new website launched in the state to help Iowa’s military find job opportunities. The website, www.homebase.org is a source of job services available to veterans including, job postings, job fairs and educational opportunities, such as skilled training or tuition assistance. The website is funded by outreach support and is a public-private partnership led by […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/iowa-continues-job-and-education-assistance-for-veterans/feed/ 0 Thanking Our Service Members this Veterans Day http://iowahouse.org/thanking-our-service-members-this-veterans-day/ http://iowahouse.org/thanking-our-service-members-this-veterans-day/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:00:51 +0000 http://iowahouse.net/?p=8850 Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th, and it’s a good time to thank and remember all of those who have served.  First recognized in 1919, the date commemorates the end of fighting in World War I when an armistice took effect between the Allied nations and Germany at 11 am on November 11, 1918. Around […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/thanking-our-service-members-this-veterans-day/feed/ 0 House Approves National Guard Tuition Assistance http://iowahouse.org/house-approves-national-guard-tuition-assistance/ http://iowahouse.org/house-approves-national-guard-tuition-assistance/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:33:14 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=5721 The Iowa House approved a bipartisan bill today to prevent a tuition hike on National Guard members who are back in college this year. Last week, House Democrats pushed Republicans to approve the bill quickly and end the uncertainty for National Guard students.  The bill was approved by the Senate last week and now goes […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/house-approves-national-guard-tuition-assistance/feed/ 0 Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help http://iowahouse.org/democrats-urge-quick-action-on-national-guard-tuition-help/ http://iowahouse.org/democrats-urge-quick-action-on-national-guard-tuition-help/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:11:14 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=5674 House Democrats today encouraged Republicans to take quick action on two bills to prevent tuition hikes on national guard members and improve safety at Iowa’s correctional institutions. “House Democrats are ready to take swift action this week and stop the tuition hike on national guard members. We are ready to work with Republicans and get […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/democrats-urge-quick-action-on-national-guard-tuition-help/feed/ 0 Veterans Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, January 18th http://iowahouse.org/veterans-day-at-the-capitol-is-wednesday-january-18th/ http://iowahouse.org/veterans-day-at-the-capitol-is-wednesday-january-18th/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:59:38 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=5660 The annual Veterans Day at the Capitol is coming up on Wednesday, January 18th. All service members, veterans, and their families are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The day will give Iowans concerned about veteran’s issues a chance to meet with their legislators and other veterans. The Iowa Veterans Coalition sponsors the Day at the […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/veterans-day-at-the-capitol-is-wednesday-january-18th/feed/ 0