Moments ago, we closed out the 2016 legislative session after spending 110 days in session. Here are the remarks that I gave to the members of the 86th General Assembly as we gaveled out for the year:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, thank you. Thank you for your time, patience and service.
A very special thanks to the 12 retirees this year. As you leave the Capitol today, please know all of us appreciate your commitment to Iowans in your district.
Thank you to the House Republican Leadership team: Matt, Joel, Walt, Jarad, John and Zach – you serve our caucus well and I appreciate the help each of provide.
Majority Leader Hagenow – it’s a little different sitting in that seat isn’t it? I am inspired by the work you put in on behalf of your constituents and our caucus each day. The results are clear and I thank you for your leadership and friendship.
Minority Leader Smith – thank you for working with us when you could.
Thank you to the leadership staff: Tony, Colin, Zach, Liddy and Terri.
And, in my opinion, the best caucus staff in the building – the House Republican Caucus staff: Jeff, Brad, Lew, Jason, Kristi, Amanda, Carrie, Brittany, Mackenzie and Monica. Thank you for your hard work and the timely and reliable information you provide day in and day out. Read more »