Meet Rachel

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Meet Rachel

We’ve finally had some nice weather and farmers will soon be headed out to the fields for planting. When farmers head back to the fields, that’s normally a good indication that our work in Des Moines is coming to an end.  That continues to hold true this year.

We are wrapping up the final policy bills of the session and work on the budget continues.  Our budget plan makes investments in key priorities and protects essential functions of government.  We’ve fought hard to protect funding for K-12 schools, as well as provide additional funding for community colleges and put more State Troopers on our highways.

Each session, high school students from across the state are given the unique opportunity to work as pages in the Iowa Legislature.  This once in a lifetime experience gives students the chance to see the inner workings of state government and make connections and friendships that will last a lifetime.

I’ve had the opportunity to sit alongside an incredible young woman, Rachel Zumbach of Coggon, who has served as the Speaker’s page this session.  In this week’s newsletter she shares her experience:

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 13, 2017

A new version of the April 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 4-13-17

In this edition:

  • Iowa Budget – A Six Year Review

House Dems offered $3.35 billion in extra spending over last 6 years

  • Iowa’s High School Graduation Increases Again
  • What the Firearms Bill Does and Does Not Do
  • Voter Integrity Will Benefit All Iowans

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 11

HF 625 Dependent Care Box

SF 493 Lake Delhi

Transportation Budget Bill Analysis – FY 18-19

SF 411 -Licensing by DPH and IWDdocx

SF 451 – Interest Calculations on County Payments – 2017-04-10

 

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, April 10

HF 516 – HSB 93 – Voter Integrity Act

SF 399 – HSB 78 – SOS Technical Bill

SF 234 texting and driving

HSB20 – HF216 – HF626 – IID filing fees

HSB36 – HF 555 – HF 621 – IEDA omnibus

SF 404 – Right to Try

SF 484 – Board of Pharmacy

SF 446 Civil Asset Forefiture

HF 251 HSB 35 Trespassing

SF 403 Theft of Rental Property

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Supporting Families Facing Autism

Supporting Families Facing Autism

Parents who have children with autism face a host of unique challenges including costly treatment and therapy. For several years, the legislature has worked to extend insurance coverage for these services so caregivers can better access the quality care that their children need to succeed.

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Advancing a Responsible Budget

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Advancing a Responsible Budget

The 100th day of the legislative session is soon approaching and I’m hopeful that we can still complete our work on time.  With many policy discussions concluded, our attention will be focused on the budget as we begin to wrap up the 2017 session.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, April 6

SF230 – GA employee health insurance

SF 442 – Gambling Self Exclusion

SF 406 Implement of Husbandry

 

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 6, 2017

A new version of the April 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

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Caucus Newsletter 4-6-17

In this edition:

  • Late Refunds Cloud State’s Revenue Picture
  • House GOP: Saving Lives One Unborn Child at a Time
  • House GOP Approves Project Labor Agreement Legislation
  • Texting and Driving

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

(DES MOINES) – Today House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018.  The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 4

SF230 – GA employee health insurance

HF 608 Technical Bill

SF 373 Department of Defense Omnibus

SF 240 – Statewide Assessment of Student Achievement – 2017-04-03

SF 439 – County Recorder Document Storage – 2017-04-04

SF 237 – Pracatice of Public Accountants

SF 438 – Project Labor Agreements

SF 471- Ban on Late Term Abortions

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