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GOP: House Releases FY 2020 Budget Targets

February 19, 2019
GOP: House Releases FY 2020 Budget Targets

(DES MOINES) — This afternoon, House Republicans released budget targets for the 2020 fiscal year.  The House budget plan for FY2020 spends $7.668 billion, accounting for 97.45% of on-going revenue.  This is $9.5 million higher than Governor Reynolds’ FY2020 budget proposal of $7.658 billion. The House budget plan increases spending by .63% compared to the…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

January 14, 2019
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Urbandale) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House.  It is an honor to welcome you, your families and friends back to the Statehouse to begin the…

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GOP: Speaker Pro Tem Windschitl’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

January 14, 2019
GOP: Speaker Pro Tem Windschitl’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

House Speaker Pro Tem Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: Ladies and gentlemen of the 88th General Assembly thank you for your willingness to serve your fellow Iowans. The sacrifices you have made to get here and that…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

January 14, 2019
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 88th General Assembly

Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome back to the Iowa House of Representatives. The first day of session is always something I look forward to. It is a day full…

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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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