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GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

November 30, 2018
GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced committee assignments for the 88th General Assembly: 2019 Committee assignments by committee 2019 Committees by member

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

November 27, 2018
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced the committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly. “These talented and hard-working individuals will be essential in advancing the priorities of Iowans over the next two years.  I know they are all committed to strengthening our schools, improving health care access and affordability, and…

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GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

November 14, 2018
GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced Rep. Lee Hein (R-Monticello) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 88th Iowa General Assembly. “It is an honor to be chosen by Speaker Upmeyer to lead the Ways and Means Committee,” said Rep. Hein.  “As a lifelong farmer, I understand the importance of…

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GOP: House Republicans Support IPERS

October 22, 2018
GOP: House Republicans Support IPERS

By Speaker Linda Upmeyer Over the last several weeks, I have seen a lot of misinformation being spread across Iowa regarding the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS).  Unfortunately, Democrats are crisscrossing the state, holding meetings and panicking IPERS members that their pensions will be cut or eliminated altogether.  This is absurd and the worst…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – August 9, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 8-9-18 In this edition: Fiscal Year 2019 Starts Strong Renewable Short-Term Health Insurance Plans Offer Alternative to Obamacare Iowa’s Education Rankings C...

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – July 26, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 7-26-18 In this edition: Tuition-free Regent University education – How much would that cost Iowa taxpayers? Future Ready Iowa Summits Announced Statewide Me...

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 28, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 6-28-2018 This week’s featured article: State Tax Reform – Supreme Court Decision Requires Online Sales Tax Collection Also in this edition: Dept. of Labor Finalizes New Association Health Plan Rules House Republicans Support Health Care Workforce in Rural Iowa Iowa Lottery…

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GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

May 15, 2018
GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

This morning, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Cownie has been a member of the Ways and Means Committee since 2011.  This session, he was the floor manager for Senate File 2417, reforming the state tax code and…

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GOP: House Passes Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Iowa

February 26, 2018
GOP: House Passes Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Iowa

Tonight, the Iowa House passed a comprehensive bill to combat the opioid epidemic in Iowa.  The bill was floor-managed by Rep. Shannon Lundgren (Peosta) and passed on a bipartisan vote of XX-XX. House File 2377 has three main goals: Preventing doctor shopping Reducing over prescribing Supporting Iowans suffering from an addiction Specifically, the bill does…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

January 8, 2018
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Welcome back to the Iowa House! It has been 262 days since we adjourned the 2017 session. Normally, that would sound like a long time, but today it sure feels short. In those 262 days, we have done exactly what was intended of this citizen legislature. We went home to our families, we went to…

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