GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

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 Legislative Session in Review

Democrats continue to stand up to the attack on hard-working Iowans. We won’t support unnecessary cuts that threaten public safety, the quality of higher education and job training, and the safety net provided by social services. Economic prosperity and fiscal responsibility will return when the Governor, Lt. Governor and legislators work in a bipartisan way…

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Dems: 2017 Closing Day Remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg

Mr. President, Mr. Majority Leader, and all my Senate colleagues: During my address on the opening day of this session, I expressed hope the Senate would govern wisely and take action to make life better [...]

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Closing Remarks 2017

As the 2017 Legislative session reaches adjournment, let me start by thanking all of you for the honor to preside over this body. Friends and colleagues, it truly has been a privilege.  I also would like to take a moment to ask the chamber to join me in showing our appreciation to the Secretary of…

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s Closing Remarks 2017

Fifteen weeks ago, we made a series of promises to you, to the people of Iowa. Promises for the people who voted for a change, for action, and for results. On day one, we promised you real, substantive policies for growth. We were not elected for more of the same. We were elected to make…

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Dems: 2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

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

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

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

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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