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House Approves National Guard Tuition Assistance

By |2012-01-26T12:33:14-06:00January 26th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

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 to [...]

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 [...]

Veterans Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, January 18th

By |2012-01-12T10:59:38-06:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 Capitol, [...]

House Approves Veterans Day Off

By |2010-02-10T22:21:04-06:00February 10th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

The Iowa House today approved a bill that would give Iowa veterans time off for Veterans Day. "After volunteering to serve our country, veterans have earned a day off in honor of their service," said State Representative Ray Zirkelbach, D-Monticello, who won approval of the bill and chairs the House Veterans Affairs Committee. According to the [...]

$2.8 million to Support Iowa Veterans & Their Families

By |2009-07-30T10:01:27-06:00July 30th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund will receive $2.8 million thanks to a plan adopted by the Iowa Legislature that provided a long-term, stable funding source.  The fund is designed to help veterans and their families with expenses like medical care, job training, tuition, and support for children of disabled or deceased veterans. The fund was created back [...]

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