Posts Tagged ‘ Press Releases ’

GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

November 30, 2018
GOP: House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced committee assignments for the 88th General Assembly: 2019 Committee assignments by committee 2019 Committees by member

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

November 27, 2018
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced the committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly. “These talented and hard-working individuals will be essential in advancing the priorities of Iowans over the next two years.  I know they are all committed to strengthening our schools, improving health care access and affordability, and…

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GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

November 14, 2018
GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced Rep. Lee Hein (R-Monticello) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 88th Iowa General Assembly. “It is an honor to be chosen by Speaker Upmeyer to lead the Ways and Means Committee,” said Rep. Hein.  “As a lifelong farmer, I understand the importance of…

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GOP: House Republicans Support IPERS

October 22, 2018
GOP: House Republicans Support IPERS

By Speaker Linda Upmeyer Over the last several weeks, I have seen a lot of misinformation being spread across Iowa regarding the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS).  Unfortunately, Democrats are crisscrossing the state, holding meetings and panicking IPERS members that their pensions will be cut or eliminated altogether.  This is absurd and the worst…

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GOP: Notable Bills Effective July 1, 2018

June 26, 2018
GOP: Notable Bills Effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st. Click here to see a PDF version of this list

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GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

May 15, 2018
GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

This morning, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Cownie has been a member of the Ways and Means Committee since 2011.  This session, he was the floor manager for Senate File 2417, reforming the state tax code and…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

January 8, 2018
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you back to the Statehouse as we continue the historic work of the 87th General Assembly. With the first day of each session comes excitement and anticipation.  But, this year, it also comes with reflection as…

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GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

December 11, 2017
GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting: “Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the…

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GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

December 11, 2017
GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

Pettengill:  There is no threat to IPERS (DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn), Co-Chair of the House-Senate Public Retirement Systems Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation related to IPERS and other public retirement systems: “As Co-Chair of the Public Retirement Systems Committee, I can assure Iowans that there is no threat…

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Dems: Allen hopes to boost job creation through new committee assignments

November 30, 2017

Under new committee assignments announced this week, Senator Allen was named Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee. He also serves on the Local Government and Veterans Affairs committees, and on the Economic Development Budget Subcommittee.

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