Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Welcome back to the Iowa House!

It has been 262 days since we adjourned the 2017 session. Normally, that would sound like a long time, but today it sure feels short.

In those 262 days, we have done exactly what was intended of this citizen legislature. We went home to our families, we went to work and we spent time with our communities.  Most importantly, we spent time listening.

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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 we remember two of our members whom we will greatly miss – Representative Greg Forristall and Representative Curt Hanson.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families and may we never forget their honorable service to our great state.

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