03/14/2017 - 3:06pm
Updates from the Speaker of the House
• Acting Boldly
We had a great week in the Iowa Legislature this week. We continue to act boldly, passing positive reforms and getting the important work of Iowans done. We’re keeping our promise to Iowa voters to shake things up in Des Moines and challenge the status quo....
03/07/2017 - 5:15pm
Funnel Week is here
We have reached the first funnel of the session. The legislative “funnel” is a deadline that requires House bills to be approved by at least one House committee to remain eligible for consideration, and vice versa in the Senate. It’s our way to winnow down the issues that have support...
02/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Funnel week approaching
With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive. The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration. If a bill...
02/21/2017 - 4:59pm
A win for taxpayers
Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws. On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.
These much needed reforms...
02/14/2017 - 4:56pm
Rebalancing the scales
We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session. This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year. Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this...