Linda Upmeyer

01/17/2017 - 4:25pm
The House is in order      Excitement and optimism filled the air this week in Des Moines as we called the 87th General Assembly to order.  The week was largely ceremonial with speeches from legislative leaders, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Even with all of the pomp and circumstance throughout the week, legislators hit the ground running...
05/31/2016 - 4:11pm
Ensuring safe and clean water for Iowans      This past weekend we celebrated Memorial Day, where we remembered those that have lost their lives fighting for and protecting the freedoms that we hold dear. I hope that you took a moment to remember the service and sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make in order to keep...
05/17/2016 - 12:12pm
Fighting addiction      While it’s an honor and privilege to serve the people of our district and of Iowa, I’m grateful to be done with spending so much time in Des Moines and being able to spend more time at home in the district. As I said in my last newsletter, I’m very proud of the work we accomplished this...
05/03/2016 - 1:48pm
Sine Die      We closed out the 2016 legislative session on Friday evening after 110 days in session. Here are the remarks that I gave to the members of the 86th General Assembly as we gaveled out for the year:      “Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, thank you. Thank you for your time, patience and...
04/26/2016 - 3:11pm
Tax Day        Late nights at the Capitol filled our week as we continued to put the final pieces of the budget together. We completed a significant amount of work on a path towards adjournment.      Last week, the day that the majority of Iowans (and Americans) dread the most, came and went – Tax...
04/19/2016 - 4:11pm
Meet Alex        With nicer weather finally here, farmers have gotten out to the fields and started planting for this year. Several legislators are farmers themselves, so they are looking forward to wrapping up session so that they can return home and get back to life on the farm.      We continued work...
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