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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GOP: Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law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GOP: Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law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 Steve Holt gives his closing comments on House File 291, which will rebalance Iowa’s outdated law on collective bargaining: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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GOP: Meet Our Members – Guy Vander Linden

October 18, 2016
GOP: Meet Our Members – Guy Vander Linden

Representative Guy Vander Linden just finished serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 79th District which includes Oskaloosa and Pella. Rep. Vander Linden serves as the Chairman of the Ways and Means committee, and also serves on the Administrative Rules Review, Commerce, and the Administration & Regulation budget subcommittee. Guy was born and raised in…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Speaker Linda Upmeyer

September 13, 2016
GOP: Meet Our Members – Speaker Linda Upmeyer

Speaker of the House Leader Linda Upmeyer just finished serving her seventh term in the Iowa House.  She represents Iowa’s 54th District which includes Clear Lake and Hampton. Rep. Upmeyer serves as the first female Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, and was previously elected as Iowa’s first female House Majority Leader by her peers in 2010. Linda…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Taylor

August 30, 2016
GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Taylor

Representative Rob Taylor just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 44th District which includes Clive, Waukee, and West Des Moines. Rep. Taylor is the Chair of the Ethics Committee and Vice Chairman of the Economic Growth Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations and Human Resources committees.   A lifelong Iowan and West Des Moines…

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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2016

June 29, 2016
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2016

Several bills passed during the 2016 General Assembly will take effect tomorrow (July 1).  Highlights from the 2016 session include: House File 2278 and Senate File 2191 – Human Trafficking These laws establish an office in the Department of Public Safety to oversee and coordinate efforts to combat human trafficking.  They also extend the statute…

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GOP: Meet Our Members: Ralph Watts

June 28, 2016
GOP: Meet Our Members:  Ralph Watts

Representative Ralph Watts just finished serving his seventh term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 19th District which includes Adel and Dallas Center. Rep. Watts serves as on the Commerce, Labor, Veterans Affairs and State Government committees. Ralph was born on July 26, 1944, in Lovell, Wyoming. He grew up in Wyoming and graduated from high…

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