Linda Upmeyer

09/23/2014 - 11:06am
As we get closer to the election, everyone naturally begins to think about what his or her priorities are. This is something I really look forward to because I love to hear what you would like to see us work on in the Legislature. Throughout my conversations, it has become clear that a lot of you remain concerned about jobs and the economy. These are not new issues given the economic...
03/25/2014 - 11:19am
Saluting Dr. Norman Borlaug As the month of March wraps up, so do our students' winter sports activities.  I want to extend a hearty congratulations to all of our wrestling, boys basketball, and girls basketball athletes who had great success at the state tournament!  We now turn our attention to spring sports and I look forward...
03/18/2014 - 2:40pm
Second funnel deadline is upon us Spring is definitely in the air!  The warming temperatures did not distract us from completing another productive week at the Capitol.  We wrapped up the second legislative funnel, a deadline which requires policy bills to have cleared either the House or Senate and a committee of...
03/11/2014 - 11:17am
March certainly came in like a lion, but with the forecast ahead, I'm hopeful warmer temperatures will be here to stay. We had another very productive week in the Iowa House.  In addition to passing many overwhelmingly bipartisan bills off the House floor, we also reached agreement with the Senate Majority party on joint...
03/04/2014 - 11:48am
It's hard to believe we have completed the seventh week of the legislative session.  We saw a great deal of floor action this week, including passing legislation that better protects Iowans and makes our state an even safer place to raise a family. 

 The tragedy that occurred last summer in Fort Dodge ...
02/25/2014 - 4:11pm
This week’s winter storm did not hinder the good work being accomplished in the Iowa House. We successfully concluded the first “funnel,” which is a deadline for legislators to pass bills out of their respective policy committees in either the House or Senate, in order to remain eligible for further consideration....
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