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Fisher Donates to Gilman Fire Department

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(DES MOINES)-  Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) recently donated $500 of his unused legislative expenses to the Gilman Fire Department who will use the money for equipment and upgrades.  This year, Rep. Fisher has donated more than $2,000 to Volunteer Fire Departments throughout his legislative district.

Pictured here is Rep. Fisher with members of the Gilman Fire Department.

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Throwback Thursday!

Rep. Linda Upmeyer with the Iowa Pork Queen in 2003 prior to being elected Majority Leader.

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The floor of the Iowa House chamber prior to renovations done in 2001.  During renovations the wooden floor was removed and replaced with an entirely new infrastructure below.

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Speaker Paulsen hard at work in 2003, prior to being elected Speaker of the Iowa House.

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Former Rep. and current Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix with his son taking the oath of office in 2005.  Also seen is former Rep. Steve Lukan in the background.

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Representative Dave Heaton speaking at a press conference in 2000.

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Primary Election 2014 Today!

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Today is the 2014 primary election!  Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote today.

Polls open from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

To find your polling location, click here to visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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85th General Assembly: A Win for All Iowans

2014 Wins

At the start of the 2014 session, House Republicans pledged to operate in a manner unlike Washington, D.C. Despite the highly partisan activities in the Iowa Senate, House Republicans proved, once again, that we can work together with Democrats on behalf of Iowans. House Republicans spent time and energy on bipartisan efforts in both 2013 and 2014 to effectively manage the state budget, create certainty for hardworking Iowa taxpayers, families and employers and expand opportunities for Iowa’s veterans.

Read more about the successes of the 85th General Assembly…

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Jorgensen Awarded “2014 Friend of Afterschool Award”

Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)

Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)

Last Wednesday, Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City) was named the 2014 Friend of Afterschool Award winner by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance.

According to the Alliance, the Friend of Afterschool is the elected official that has been the most influential in advancing afterschool issues in public policy.  Jorgensen was selected for his crucial work in moving forward legislation to fund an extended learning pilot program through the Iowa Department of Education.

The award will be presented to Rep. Jorgensen after the 2014 Impact Afterschool Conference in Johnston on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Second Funnel Survivor List

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Attached is a list compiled by staff of Senate Files that survived in the House and House Files that survived in the Senate:

2014 Second Funnel Survivors

 

 

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