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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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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

January 8, 2018
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you back to the Statehouse as we continue the historic work of the 87th General Assembly. With the first day of each session comes excitement and anticipation.  But, this year, it also comes with reflection as…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 14, 2017

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 12-14-17 In this edition: Revenue Estimating Conference Leaves FY 2018 Unchanged, Small Revision to FY 2019 Iowa’s High School Graduation Rate Still Top in the Nation Latest Iowa School Report Card Released Managed Care Transition Update All House Republican newsletters are…

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GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

December 11, 2017
GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting: “Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the…

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GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

December 11, 2017
GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

Pettengill:  There is no threat to IPERS (DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn), Co-Chair of the House-Senate Public Retirement Systems Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation related to IPERS and other public retirement systems: “As Co-Chair of the Public Retirement Systems Committee, I can assure Iowans that there is no threat…

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