Posts tagged: Kevin Koester

Meet Our Members – Kevin Koester

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Representative Kevin Koester just finished serving his fourth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 38th District, which covers part of Ankeny. In the House, Rep. Koester is the Chairman of the Local Government committee, and also serves on the Education, Natural Resources, and State Government committees. Read more »

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April 5 – April 11

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March 29 – April 4

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March 8 – March 14

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February 1 – February 7

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House Speaker Announces Committee Chairs

(DES MOINES) – Monday, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) announced the standing and budget committee chairs for the eighty-sixth General Assembly which begins January 12, 2015.  They are as follows:

Standing Committees

  • Administrative Rules Review:  Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn)
  • Administration and Rules:  Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls)
  • Agriculture:  Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)
  • Appropriations:  Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars)
  • Commerce:  Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines)
  • Economic Growth:  Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-Council Bluffs)
  • Education:  Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City)
  • Environmental Protection:  Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids)
  • Ethics:  Rep. Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines)
  • Government Oversight:  Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton)
  • Human Resources:  Rep. Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf)
  • International Relations:  Rep. Jake Highfill (R-Johnston)
  • Judiciary:  Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone)
  • Labor:  Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia)
  • Local Government:  Rep. Kevin Koester (R-Ankeny)
  • Natural Resources:  Rep. Brian Moore (R-Bellevue)
  • Public Safety:  Rep. Clel Baudler (R-Greenfield)
  • State Government:  Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa)
  • Transportation:  Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage)
  • Veterans Affairs:  Rep. Quentin Stanerson (R-Center Point)
  • Ways and Means:  Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello)

Appropriations Subcommittees:

  • Administration and Regulation:    Rep. John Landon (R-Ankeny)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources:  Rep. Jack Drake (R-Griswold)
  • Economic Development:  Rep. Dave Deyoe (R-Nevada)
  • Education:  Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mt. Ayr)
  • Health and Human Services:  Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)
  • Justice Systems:  Rep. Gary Worthan (R-Storm Lake)
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals:  Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia)
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Members in the Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register recently profiled several of our Polk County area members.  Check them out:

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Rep. Koester’s Oversight Opening Comments

We’ve called this oversight meeting to better understand how Victim Assistance Grants program is functioning and to ensure there is appropriate transparency, and accountability when state dollars are being spent. Representatives have been reviewing the information provided by the Attorney General’s office and the Crime Victim Assistance Division. The main goal of this Oversight meeting is to understand the rules governing the Victim Assistance Grants Program and to ensure that the $6.7 million appropriated to the program is being used in accordance with state rules and being used to serve the best interest of the victims.  I would like to thank the Legislative Services Agency, the Attorney General’s Office and the Crime Victim Assistance Division for their help as we prepared for this meeting. This meeting is not a witch hunt, rather it is a chance for the department to explain some of their practices and for Representatives to ensure tax dollars are being spent in the best manner.

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April 6 – April 12

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March 2 – March 8

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