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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

February 1, 2017
GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Week 4 Forum

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GOP: Making Progress

January 27, 2017
GOP: Making Progress

Making Progress  When the Iowa Legislature adjourned last year, we passed a budget that was balanced based on revenue projections. Over the course of the first six months of the fiscal year, revenue has increased, but it did so at a much slower rate than anticipated. When we returned this year, it became our first…

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GOP: Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward

January 27, 2017
GOP: Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward

Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward I had many visitors stop by my office this week including Brad Barber, a small business owner from Clear Lake, and Heather Englin, who works for the American Cancer Society in Waterloo.  It’s always great to see people from back home as well as the various groups visiting the Capitol…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 26, 2017

A new version of the January 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 1-26-17 House Democrats “Fact Check” is Low Energy Effort Districts Honored for Closing Achievement Gaps Annual Condition of Education Report is Available Iowa’s Voting Laws Leave Room for Error All House Republican…

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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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