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Communications Internship Opportunity

Communications Intern

The House Republican caucus is seeking a communications intern for the 2015 legislative session.  Interns will work with the House Republican research staff as well as the Speaker and Majority Leader’s offices and duties will include:  press releases, photography, videography, social media updates, letters, certificates, various writing assignments, and general office duties.  The intern will interact with legislators, staff and members of the media.

Applicants should have an interest in media, Republican politics, and /or communications.  Excellent writing skills are required.

Dates are flexible and time commitment would be roughly 10 hours a week.

Interested applicants should submit a resume to Josie Albrecht at  Resume deadline is Friday, November 21st.


Speaker Paulsen’s Opening Remarks


I’m happy to welcome you all to the second session of the 85th General Assembly.

I don’t know about what your experiences during the interim were, but I have never been thanked for the legislature’s work as much as I have been this last eight months.  To be clear I don’t think all of a sudden we were smarter or harder working, I think it was that the 150 members of the general assembly and Governor Branstad decided to have what ended up being an exceptional focus on Iowans and advancing public policy that advanced our state.

And while we may have been rigid in maintaining our principles, we were flexible and committed to finding resolution within them. The product ended up being something that all Iowans could be proud of.

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Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks

Opening Day Upmeyer

Thank you Mr. Speaker.

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, our guests here today, and to all Iowans listening and watching online, welcome back to the Iowa House of Representatives.

A special welcome to the newly elected members of this body, your fresh perspectives and ideas are a welcome addition to the chamber.

Rep. Smith, congratulations on your election as leader of your caucus.  I look forward to building on our past experiences of working together to find solutions to important issues facing Iowans.

I know you will all agree that it is truly a special honor to return here today to work on behalf of Iowans toward a better future for our state.

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2014 Legislative Session Begins

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The House will gavel in at 10:00 am.

What issues do you think the Legislature should address this year?  Let us know in the comments section!