Linda Upmeyer

05/23/2017 - 3:47pm
Keeping Iowa’s roads and highways safe      With Memorial Day right around the corner, I encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifices that our veterans and active duty members of the military make each and every day. Please also take some time to recognize those that protected us and kept us safe who are no longer with us. It truly takes a...
03/21/2017 - 3:00pm
Opportunities and challenges      Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate. We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business. Here are a few of the highlights...
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...
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