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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

One of the most important things that the Legislature can do is value each and every dollar that the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa send to their state government.  House Republicans believe that the state budget should be managed just like Iowa families and businesses manage their own. Several bills passed this session give Iowa taxpayers…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 19, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but House Republicans want to do more to support Iowa families.  In order to move Iowa forward, we need a positive environment where families have opportunities to thrive and grow. House Republicans worked hard this session to support Iowa families in a…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 12, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in several years and continues to remain lower than most states. But there’s more that we can do to ensure that Iowa businesses are equipped to succeed and Iowa’s economy continues to grow.  Barriers to innovation need to be broken down and more certainty and opportunity are…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 5, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

Education for Iowa’s children is one of our top priorities and House Republicans are committed to providing a world-class education for Iowa’s students. During the 2017 legislative session, House Republicans increased funding for K-12 education, provided more funding flexibility, and allowed for more decision making at the local level.  Most importantly, House Republicans broadened the…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

May 11, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia): “Our hearts are heavy today with the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall, who fought courageously during his  battle with cancer.  He was a dedicated public servant to the people he represented and…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

April 25, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

This was a session in which we all came in a little unsure of how to read the message from the election. What seemed clear however, is that voters were tired of the status quo and they weren’t very interested in shoulder shrugs or finger-pointing from their representatives. Voters wanted government to get work done…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

April 25, 2017
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

Each year, we convene at the Statehouse to do the work of the people. Our constituents send us here to be their voice and make Iowa a better place to live, work, and raise a family. They expect us to work hard, work together, and move our state forward. The people of this great state…

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GOP: Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law

February 17, 2017
GOP: Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law

Rep. Steve Holt gives his closing comments on House File 291, which will rebalance Iowa’s outdated law on collective bargaining:

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 87th General Assembly

January 9, 2017
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 87th General Assembly

(DES MOINES) – House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) 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 my great honor to welcome you, your families, and friends back to…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 87th General Assembly

January 9, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 87th General Assembly

(DES MOINES) — 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: Ladies and gentlemen, good morning! It’s such an honor to be here with you today. I love being able to share such an amazing day…

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