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Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting:

“Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the budget like we’re seeing now.  This is not unique to Iowa and many surrounding states are dealing with this challenge as well.

While revenue estimates can be unpredictable, House Republicans are not.  We will continue to live within our means  and pass a responsible budget that funds Iowans’ priorities.”


Meet Our Members – Pat Grassley

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Representative Pat Grassley just finished serving his fifth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 50th District, which includes Iowa Falls and Grundy Center.

Rep. Grassley is the Chairman Appropriations Committee, and also serves on the Commerce Committee.

Pat was born on May 26th, 1983, in New Hartford. His father, Robin, is a farmer and his mother, Diane, is a Teachers Assistant in the Dike-New Hartford School District. Pat has two younger sisters. Read more »


Grassley Named House Appropriations Chairman

Pat Grassley(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) was selected as the new House Appropriations Chairman by Speaker-Select Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake).  Grassley will replace former Rep. Chuck Soderberg, who resigned earlier this week to pursue a new job in Des Moines.

“I am honored to be chosen by Speaker-Select Upmeyer for this great opportunity to represent my caucus as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee,” said Grassley.  “Constructing the state’s budget is one of the most important things that we do as legislators and I’m looking forward to ensuring that Iowa’s taxpayers are put first since they are the ones footing the bill.  We need to remember that tax dollars do not belong to the government; that money belongs to the hard-working taxpayers of Iowa.  The state has to live within its means, just like every day Iowans.”

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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)

Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend.

Weekly Forum Schedule

February 16 – February 22


House Passes Resolution Urging Action on New Farm Bill

Today Reps. Pat Grassley and Brian Moore spoke in support of House Resolution 102 which urges the federal government to pass a new Farm Bill.  The resolution, which was passed unanimously by the Iowa House, points out that the prolonged delay in passing a Farm Bill has created uncertainty for Iowa families, agriculture producers and overseas markets.  The Representatives are asking Congress to immediately take up this issue as it affects Iowa’s communities.

A copy of the resolution was sent to President Obama, Secretary Vilsack, and members of Congress.

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Grassley and Hein Submit Testimony in Support of Renewable Fuels Standard

(DES MOINES) – Thursday, Reps. Pat Grassley (New Hartford) and Lee Hein (Monticello) addressed the “Hearing in the Heartland:  Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard” in Des Moines.  Grassley and Hein gave testimony in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and submitted their comments to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.  Below are their comments:

Rep. Pat Grassley:

grassley rfsThank you for the opportunity to speak today in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  I am Rep. Pat Grassley from New Hartford – I am chairman of the Iowa House Agriculture committee.

The benefits of a strong and secure RFS go beyond the rows and rows of Iowa cornfields.  If the EPA is allowed to dismantle the current RFS, the entire Midwest will be left stunned.  The devastation will reverberate through businesses — those on Main Street, big cities and everyone in between.  It will be felt by the families who depend on the income of a job that will be eliminated.  Those on fixed incomes who cannot afford even the slightest increase in their gas bill will suffer.

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