Linda Upmeyer

06/13/2017 - 5:34pm
Upmeyer attends U.S. Army War College     Rep. Linda Upmeyer Speaker of the House, Iowa House of Representatives participated in the U.S. Army War College 63rd annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa., June 5-8, 2017.     Upmeyer was one of 148 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the weeklong...
03/28/2017 - 2:47pm
Broadening the conversation     Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget. Budget chairs have already begun their work reviewing the various programs and line items in their budgets.     For years, conversations about our education system have been...
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...
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