Linda Upmeyer

07/12/2016 - 3:45pm
New Fiscal Year   Happy 240th birthday to the greatest country on earth, the United States of America!  I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Independence Day filled with family and friends.  It was great to see and talk with so many Iowans during the Clear Lake parade.   I also want to say thank you to the men and women of our armed forces who keep us safe every day and...
03/22/2016 - 3:17pm
Living within our means      Another productive week in the Iowa House is under our belts. We continue to work hard on behalf of Iowans as we move various pieces of policy forward that will make Iowa a better place to live and work.      Since session began, I have written nearly every week about how...
03/15/2016 - 11:49am
A win for taxpayers      The second funnel deadline is behind us, and with much of our policy work complete, attention will now turn to the state budget.      House Republicans will continue to practice fiscal discipline by spending less than the state collects and not using one-time funding to pay for...
03/08/2016 - 5:31pm
Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs      There was plenty of debate last week in the House chamber as the next funnel deadline approaches. This week brings us the second funnel, which means that all Senate bills must be voted out of at least one House committee, and vice versa in the Senate, to remain...
03/01/2016 - 11:07am
177,000 Iowa taxpayers      With funnel week behind us, the House turned its attention to debate last week. We spent many hours on the floor working through bills and getting them over to the Senate so they can go through the committee process and make their way to the governor for his signature.      I...
02/23/2016 - 5:17pm
Funnel week        Last week was the first funnel deadline, which means that for any House bill to remain eligible for consideration, it needed to pass at least one House committee, and vice versa for the Senate.      In a few weeks we’ll reach the second funnel, where Senate bills must pass at...
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