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....
02/18/2014 - 1:11pm
Happy Valentine’s Day! We may be getting a slight reprieve from the frigid temperatures, but I’ve hardly had a chance to notice with the busy week we’ve had at the Capitol.
We experienced our first floor debate of the legislative session and, in preparation for next week’s first funnel, committees continued to work hard...
02/11/2014 - 11:30am
Discussing the K-12 Supplemental State Aid
With Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow earlier this week, it appears we will be enduring winter's fury for at least six more weeks. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful we will experience at least some relief from the record-breaking bitter cold temperatures in the coming days...
02/04/2014 - 12:05pm
The pace of the legislative session is picking up with the third week under our belt. Committees are hard at work reviewing and discussing proposed legislation. We will soon begin to take up bills on the House floor that have passed out of a committee and I look forward to sending them to the Senate for their consideration.
01/28/2014 - 12:50pm
A short, yet, productive week at the Capitol
We had a short, but productive second week at the Capitol. In honor of Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day, the Legislature did not convene on Monday, and on Tuesday, legislators
remained in their districts in order to attend their local precinct caucuses.
To some, this year’s caucuses...