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...
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...
02/14/2017 - 4:56pm
Rebalancing the scales     We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session. This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year. Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this...
02/07/2017 - 5:00pm
More flexibility     Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit. On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials! I was lucky enough to have a chance to...
01/31/2017 - 4:55pm
Reaching agreement and moving forward     I had many visitors stop by my office this week including Brad Barber, a small business owner from Clear Lake, and Heather Englin, who works for the American Cancer Society in Waterloo. It’s always great to see people from back home as well as the various groups visiting the Capitol...
01/24/2017 - 4:49pm
New beginnings      On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor a great American that dedicated his life to fighting against discrimination.  As I reflected on Dr. King’s contributions to our country, I ran across this quote from him that really stood out to me: “The time is always right to do...
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