Iowa House

Dems: Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

April 27, 2017

There are limited resources for coverage of autism services for minors provided by the State of Iowa. The Autism Support Program provides payments for applied behavioral analysis treatment for autism spectrum disorder. However, the Program has strict age, income, duration, and maximum amount of coverage limitations. After years of work, the Iowa Legislature finally approved…

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Dems: 2017 Legislative Session Ends with Disappointment for Working Iowans

April 25, 2017

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2017 legislative session early Saturday morning on April 22nd, with many concerns ignored to help create jobs and raise incomes for hard-working families. The 2017 session opened with a plan to strengthen Iowa’s working families, build a vibrant economy, and adequately fund schools. Unfortunately, the majority party, despite objection, shortchanged…

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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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Dems: 2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

April 22, 2017

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speaker. First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and being a strong voice for the thousands of Iowans we represent. On behalf of my caucus, I also want to thank the House…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 20, 2017

April 21, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 20, 2017

A new version of the April 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 4-20-17 In this Edition: How Iowa’s Ending Balance Has been Used Judiciary Bills Signed by the Governor House Passes RIIF Budget Bill Public Input Sought on Fine Arts Standards All House Republican newsletters…

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GOP: Meet Katie

April 14, 2017
GOP: Meet Katie

Meet Katie In this week’s newsletter, I would like to introduce our office page this session, Miss Katie Simpson from Spencer, Iowa. We selected Katie to serve as a leadership page this session for many reasons including her attention to detail and bright personality, and she proved to be an invaluable asset to our office.…

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GOP: Meet Rachel

April 14, 2017
GOP: Meet Rachel

Meet Rachel We’ve finally had some nice weather and farmers will soon be headed out to the fields for planting. When farmers head back to the fields, that’s normally a good indication that our work in Des Moines is coming to an end.  That continues to hold true this year. We are wrapping up the…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

April 13, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 438         Housing Assistance from Veterans Trust Fund. States that money from the Veterans Trust Fund can be used for housing assistance including: deposits needed to rent, application fees associated with renting, and money needed to obtain vital documents…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 13, 2017

A new version of the April 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 4-13-17 In this edition: Iowa Budget – A Six Year Review House Dems offered $3.35 billion in extra spending over last 6 years Iowa’s High School Graduation Increases Again What the Firearms Bill…

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