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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

January 26, 2017
GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Week 3 forum

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GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-01-20 13:00:06

January 20, 2017
GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-01-20 13:00:06

Smaller, Smarter Government  On Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day off gave us a chance to reflect on the first week of session and gear up for week two. Even with a shortened week, we were able to make serious progress on budget negotiations and other…

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GOP: New Beginnings

January 20, 2017
GOP: New Beginnings

New Beginnings On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor a great American that dedicated his life to fighting against discrimination.  As I reflected on Dr. King’s contributions to our country, I ran across this quote from him that really stood out to me: “The time is always right to do what…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 19, 2017

A new version of the January 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – January 19 In this edition: Legislative Services Agency Reports on Spending, Revenue Trends Governor Puts Hold on Smarter Balanced Assessment New Iowa College Readiness Report The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of the…

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GOP: 2017 Session Opening Remarks

January 13, 2017
GOP: 2017 Session Opening Remarks

2017 Session Opening Remarks Monday marked the first day of the 2017 legislative session and I offered the following remarks to the members of the Iowa House: Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you, your families, and friends back to the Statehouse to…

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GOP: The House is in Order

January 13, 2017
GOP: The House is in Order

The House is in Order! Excitement and optimism filled the air this week in Des Moines as we called the 87th General Assembly to order.  The week was largely ceremonial with speeches from legislative leaders, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Even with all of the pomp and circumstance throughout the week,…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 12, 2017

A new version of the January 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – January 12 In this edition: Governor Branstad Unveils FY 2018, 2019 Budget Proposals Future Ready Iowa –What is it? Changing the School Funding Law Provide Input on Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds…

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GOP: Kicking off the 2017 Session

January 6, 2017
GOP: Kicking off the 2017 Session

Kicking off the 2017 Session With the holidays in the past and a new year upon us, newfound optimism is always afoot.  I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and friends over Christmas and hope you all had an opportunity to do so as well. A few weeks back,…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 15, 2016

A new version of the December 2016 Newsletter is available for viewing. Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – December 15 In this edition: Revenue Estimating Conference Moves FY 2017, 2018 Revenue Down Again IEDA: November Board Meeting Recap and High Quality Jobs Program Snapshot Update Draft Social Studies Standards Need…

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GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

December 12, 2016
GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

House Republicans Release Committee Assignments (DES MOINES) – Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced committee assignments for the 87th General Assembly: 2017 Committees Committees by Member

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