House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 25

newsletter thumbnailA new June 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 6-25-2015

In this edition:

  • FY 2016 Budget Maintains House Republican Commitment to Iowans’ Budget Priorities and Budgeting Principles
  • Broadband Incentives and Cell Tower Bill Become Law
  • Education Accomplishments for 2015
  • Iowa Unemployment Remains at 3.8%
  • Synthetic Drug Bill a Victim of Politics in Iowa Senate
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Majority Leader’s Office – Confidential Secretary Job Opening

Majority Leader’s Office – Confidential Secretary

Correspondence & Constituent Contact

  • Work to ensure a timely response to inquiries and requests from constituents.
    • This includes phone calls, letters and e-mail.
  • This position will be expected to be able to work with staff and others to craft informed responses to correspondence.
  • Time sensitive items that require the Majority Leader’s attention should be prioritized.
  • During session, email for the Majority Leader’s review should be printed out on a regular basis.

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Under the Golden Dome, Too – June 19

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As local swimming pools, lakes, and rivers begin to fill up across the state, it’s hard to believe we are already in the latter part of June! Town festivals celebrating our communities’ rich and unique heritages are well underway. County fairs have kicked-off across the state showcasing our youngest residents’ commitment to the backbone of our economy…Iowa agriculture. It’s certainly hard to think of a better place to be than Iowa in the summertime.

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2015 End of Session Report

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The following is the House Republican Caucus Staff’s end of session report:

2015 End of Session Wrap Up

*Note:  All information is current as of June 10, 2015

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House Republicans’ 2015 End of Session Remarks

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Speaker Paulsen’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES)—Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery:

I know this took a little bit longer than all of us wanted, but we should be proud that rather than rushing to an end, we did quality work on behalf of Iowans.

I’d like to start by quickly thanking you, the members of the eighty-sixth general assembly for your hard work and willingness to come together to do what’s best for Iowans.  It is truly an honor to serve as your speaker.

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Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES)—House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery:

Thank you Mr. Speaker,

We started this session with a difficult budget situation on our hands.  Our growing obligations exceeded the amount of revenue coming in.

To some, this was yet another opportunity to return to the days of spending more than the state takes in.  It is far too easy to build the ending balance into the ongoing expenses.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Friday, June 5

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Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, June 4

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Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, June 3

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Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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