GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

In this edition: Midwest economy growing, according to Creighton regional survey The shortage of available workers is creating issues for businesses $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Iowa Towns These projects are located in Dubuque, Winterset, and Des Moines Opioid Related Deaths Decrease by 33% House Republicans passed House File 623 requiring immediate treatment for…

Read more »

GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

In this edition: Midwest economy growing, according to Creighton regional survey The shortage of available workers is creating issues for businesses $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Iowa Towns These projects are located in Dubuque, Winterset, and Des Moines Opioid Related Deaths Decrease by 33% House Republicans passed House File 623 requiring immediate treatment for…

Read more »

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Strong Management Leads to Healthy State Budget Hot summer weather means it’s county fair season! Congratulations to all of the students and community members who participated in local fair events as well as those who will be competing at the State Fair! On June 30, Fiscal Year 2019 came to a close and showed strong…

Read more »

Dems: House Democrats Call for Immediate Oversight Hearing on Foxhoven Illegal Action Claim

Des Moines, IA -- State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines, Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee submitted a formal letter to the House Oversight Committee to open an investigation into the forced resignation of former Department of Human Servic...

Read more »

Dems: Oversight Committee should investigate DHS chief allegations, resignation

A 2017 state law requires that the reason for firing (or demanding the resignation of an employee) is made public. Reynolds has declined to explain why Foxhoven was asked to resign and claims no documents related to his termination exist.

Read more »

GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

Mental Health Care Funding Over the last two sessions the Legislature has made mental health care a top priority, resulting in transformational reform of Iowa’s mental health system. Most recently, we created Iowa’s first ever children’s mental health system. These initiatives represent monumental steps forward for Iowa’s ability to increase access to mental health services…

Read more »

GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 11, 2019

GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 11, 2019

In this edition: State Revenue Grows 6.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2019 That is a $478.9 million increase over the same figure at the end of June 2018 Rural Iowa Towns Receive $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants The funds enable communities to make water and sewer system upgrades Mental Health Funding: The True Story For…

Read more »

Dems: Statement on latest privatized Medicaid contracts

Gov. Reynolds has again agreed to give the MCOs the largest dollar increases for Medicaid in the last decade. The publicly managed Medicaid system grew at an average of 5% each year over a 10-year period before privatization. Last year, the increase was 8.4%. The increase announced today is a whopping 8.6%!

Read more »

GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

Over the last several years, the Legislature has passed numerous measures to tackle the opioid epidemic in Iowa. Much of that work is coming to fruition and we are beginning to see results with opioid-related deaths decreasing by 33% last year and reaching a five year low. House Republicans will continue to work towards common…

Read more »

TCR's Iowa Legislative Updates provides content from the leadership of each party's caucus in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource.

We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email us by clicking here.