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Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

By |2015-01-15T10:37:03-06:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includes a 9.1% increase for his own office. “Governor Branstad should be embarrassed. A 9% increase for his own office but only 1% for our schools and kids is just wrong. Iowans shouldn’t be fooled by his hollow rhetoric on the [...]

2013 Iowa Legislature Starts Work Today

By |2013-09-06T11:53:06-06:00January 14th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Video|Tags: , , , , |

The 2013 Iowa Legislature convened at 10 am today. There are 26 new members of the Iowa House this year. The 110 day session is scheduled to adjourn on May 3rd. Here is House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy's Opening Day Remarks: Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentleman of the House. First, congratulations to [...]

Representative Kelley: Investing in America's Future

By |2012-06-08T13:45:58-06:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Representative Dan Kelley of Newton had the opportunity to write a post for the White House Blog after President Obama visited TPI Composites in Newton. The President highlighted investments in clean energy by passing legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit. Here are Representative Kelley's reflections: Iowa State Representative Dan Kelley, who represents Newton, reflects [...]

National Guard Addresses Legislature

By |2012-01-18T16:56:57-06:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The commander of the Iowa National Guard, Timothy Orr, addressed a special joint session of the Iowa Legislature today for the annual Condition of the Guard address. Here is the latest from the Cedar Rapids Gazzette- As the challenges of the past 10 years – including its largest deployment since World War II — new challenges [...]

Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

By |2012-01-17T16:11:14-06:00January 17th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Public Safety, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 the [...]

House Honors WWII Veterans

By |2011-04-18T15:11:53-06:00April 18th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

On Monday, April 18th at 1:00PM the Iowa House of Representatives passed House Resolution 39 to honor Iowa World War II veterans.  The Resolution commemerated the 70th anniversary year of the beginning of the World War II.  After the Resolution passed, the House of Representatives said thank you to the many veterans present by hosting a ceremony in [...]

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