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Rep. Lofgren is the Chairman of the International Relations committee and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations committee. He also serves on the Economic Growth, Human Resources, and Labor committees.
Mark is a life-long resident of Muscatine, Iowa. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1980 and the University of Iowa with a BBA Finance degree. He has a Chartered financial consultant designation from the American College and is currently working on his Masters in Financial Services. After nearly 10 years working and building a successful real estate business, Mark decided to go into investments and opened Lofgren Investments in 1996. Mark is an avid runner and has coached track, soccer, and basketball throughout the years. Mark is married to Paula, a teacher librarian in the Muscatine Community School District. Together they have four children.
To contact Mark, you can email him at email@example.com.
Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:
- House File 2277 – Corporations
- House File 2435 – IRC Update Bill
- House File 2436 – Streamlined Sales Tax
- House File 2438 – Dept of Revenue Technical Bill
- House File 2439 – Iowa Core
To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.
This week was a very successful week. Not only did we once again pass multiple bills in a bipartisan manner, the House Republicans and Senate Democrats joined together to release a joint budget target number.
In Iowa, we still put people before politics. We still come together and get our work done. We still hold ourselves accountable. When we say that we are going to let Iowa taxpayers keep more of their money, we do it. When we commit to common sense budget principles, we follow them. We work hard to deliver on our promises.
March certainly came in like a lion, but with the forecast ahead, I’m hopeful warmer temperatures will be here to stay.
We had another very productive week in the Iowa House. In addition to passing many overwhelmingly bipartisan bills off the House floor, we also reached agreement with the Senate Majority party on joint budget targets.
This year’s budget proposal maintains our commitment to funding the priorities of Iowans, with the goal of making it easier to support and raise a family in our state. We want to continue to make it more affordable to send your children to college, to own a home in Iowa, and to have access to a world-class education.
Yesterday, Speaker Kraig Paulsen discussed with the press how House Republicans have led the charge over the last 4 years to hold the line on spending to craft a responsible state budget.
Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer talked to the press about the bills the House passed this week. She noted that several bills passed unanimously after building consensus on the issues by including all involved parties.
Speaker Paulsen also spoke about House Republicans dedication to funding education in the state.