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House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but House Republicans want to do more to support Iowa families.  In order to move Iowa forward, we need a positive environment where families have opportunities to thrive and grow.

House Republicans worked hard this session to support Iowa families in a number of different ways.  We made it easier to save for a home so families can put down roots, continued our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, extended valuable insurance coverage to families who have a child with autism, and expanded access to medical cannabidiol to help sick Iowans.  Each of these things with benefit Iowa families in a tremendous way and improve each of their lives.

It’s clear that after the 2017 session, Iowa families are getting a #BetterDeal.


Helping Iowans save for their future

One of the best ways we can get young Iowans to stay in Iowa and put down roots is by encouraging home ownership.  House Republicans made it easier for Iowans to save for a down payment on their first house by creating First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts.  These accounts, similar to the College Savings Iowa 529 plans, provide tax benefits and encourage saving for the future purpose of purchasing a home.

Continue reading how families are getting a #BetterDeal

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2017 First Funnel Survivors

Attached is a list and short description of bills that survived the first funnel.  The list DOES NOT include bills which failed to achieve committee approval.

2017 First Funnel Survivors

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Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2015

Several bills passed during the 2015 General Assembly will take effect tomorrow (July 1).  Attached is a list with several notable bills.

2015 Notable Bills Effective July 1

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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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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, May 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 – Tuesday, April 7

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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, March 26

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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, March 25

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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, March 11

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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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Policy Spotlight – EMS Tax Credits

Policy Spotlight

Volunteer EMS, Fire Fighters, and Reserve Peace Officers Tax Credit Increased

Last session House Republicans voted unanimously for House File 2459 to increase the tax credit for volunteer fire fighters and volunteer emergency medical services personnel. The legislation also added reserve peace officers to the persons eligible for the credit.

The bill increased the existing tax credit from $50 to $100. The credit is non-refundable. House Republicans continue to support our state’s volunteer emergency services personnel and will look for other ways to recognize the necessary service these individuals provide to Iowa communities.

HF 2459 Bill Analysis

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