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Emergency Medical Services Study Committee Meets Tomorrow and Thursday

The committee will research the current status of Iowa’s emergency medical services (EMS) and make recommendations to ensure the future availability of EMS statewide. Consult with stakeholders in conducting the study.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in Room 116 at the Iowa State Capitol.  The Thursday meeting will be held at 9:00 am, also in Room 116.

Click here to see the committee membership.

Click here to view the committee’s agenda.

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Supporting the 2nd Amendment

Republicans in the Iowa House have consistently supported the 2nd Amendment.  Below is a news article, from Radio Iowa, that exemplifies the need to continually address self-defense laws in Iowa.

House Republicans are dedicated to protecting Iowans’ right to protect themselves and their families, and will continue to do so in the future.  During the 2012 Legislative session, House Republicans voted to strengthen Iowan’s right to self-defense by passing House File 2215 (2/29/2012 House Journal, pg. 396), also known as Stand-Your-Ground.

Retired Farmer Shoots Taylor County Escapee After Home Break-in

From Radio Iowa

By Matt Kelley

A retired farmer from southwest Iowa did what dozens of lawmen couldn’t do early this morning, he got the jump on an escaped criminal and shot him dead in his kitchen.

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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak

From the Pew Research Center

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National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000.

Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.

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2013 End of Session Report

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

2013 End of Session Report

*Note:  All information is current as of May 22, 2013

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 23

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, April 10

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 – Monday, April 8

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 – Monday, April 1

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 – Monday, March 18

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

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Notable Bill in Effect July 1, 2012

Notable Bills July 1 2012

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