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.
02/23/2016 - 5:17pm
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...