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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter August 20, 2020

In this edition: The Future of College Athletics Is a Big Question Without College Football Dipping into endowments or borrowing as ways to fund athletic department operations are not options Iowa Ranked #6 in Best Teacher Salaries Despite dire predictions from legislative Democrats, teachers’ salaries are up after collective bargaining reform Students Upset about Online…

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GOP: Majority Leader Windschitl’s Opening Remarks for 2020

January 13, 2020
GOP: Majority Leader Windschitl’s Opening Remarks for 2020

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, good morning Mr. Speaker and good morning ladies and gentlemen of the Iowa House. First and foremost, I must express my deepest gratitude to my wife, Ivelisse, and our daughters, Anna and Addy, for the support they give me and the sacrifices they must endure for me to serve in public…

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GOP: Speaker Pro Tem Wills’ Opening Remarks for 2020

January 13, 2020
GOP: Speaker Pro Tem Wills’ Opening Remarks for 2020

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House…  First, I want to thank you for your willingness to serve your fellow Iowans.  You have each made sacrifices to be here and it is an honor to serve with you in this Chamber.  It is an even greater honor to serve you, my colleagues, as the…

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GOP: Speaker Grassley’s Opening Remarks for 2020

January 13, 2020
GOP: Speaker Grassley’s Opening Remarks for 2020

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, thank you all for being here today. It is such an incredible honor and privilege to be up here today and I am truly humbled to serve as your Speaker in this historic chamber. Before I go any further, there are some special people that I need to express…

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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1, 2019. House File 772 — Empower Rural Iowa This bill provides for the Empower Rural Iowa Act including the broadband grant program and makes changes to and provides additional funding for the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program. This…

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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1, 2019. House File 772 — Empower Rural Iowa This bill provides for the Empower Rural Iowa Act including the broadband grant program and makes changes to and provides additional funding for the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program. This…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

June 14, 2019
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

Revenue Continues to Grow Responsible budgeting has been one of the main focuses of the House Republican agenda. House Republicans have consistently based the state budget on conservative principles to pass a fiscally thoughtful plan, which this year will leave a healthy ending balance moving forward. When constructing budget bills, House Republicans always keep taxpayers…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter June 13, 2019

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  In this edition: State Revenue Continues to Grow in May State revenue is likely to finish Fiscal Year 2019 in a strong position 2019 Education Accomplishments The 9-year total under House Republican leadership is now $864 million, or a 35% increase in that…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter May 30, 2019

May 31, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter May 30, 2019

In this Edition: Governor Reynolds Completes Action on Fiscal Year 2020 Sufficient funds are left in reserve to address additional flooding or natural disasters Students Can Find Summer Meal Sites Near You The biggest barrier to children participating in the Summer Food Service Program is knowledge that meal sites exist Board of Regents Will Cover…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

April 27, 2019
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

(DES MOINES) – Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered her closing remarks to the 2019 legislative session this afternoon. The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: When we first arrived in January, I shared with you all how excited I was to see the fresh faces in this chamber. That included…

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