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There are several bills moving through the Senate process that may be of interest to you. more
This week we were visited by several constituents from District 97. On Tuesday students from both North Scott and DeWitt FFA chapters were here to participate in the Future Farmers of America Legislative Summit. Also this week school board members from around the district were here to promote their legislative priorities. Additionally, Iowa Youth Congress was here to discuss the legislative goals that they had adopted at their conference. more
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a water quality funding bill; her first piece of legislation. The bill provides $282 million over 12 years for water quality projects, a priority Reynolds set out in her Condition of the State address in January. more
Committee work has started to ramp up. Along with that, we are working on a de-appropriation bill for the current budget year. After that we will do Supplemental State Aid for K-12 schools and fit that into the FY19 budget. more
The passage of a long-awaited water quality bill, SF512, was big news as it rushed through the Iowa House this week. It now awaits the governor’s signature.While it is a step forward on water quality issues, it certainly is not a real solution. more
One of the topics that comes up early on in the legislative session is education funding. We plan to determine the amount of funding early so our local school districts can start planning their budgets for the next school year. more
I started the week by visiting to the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. They are currently seeking funding to build a new facility to handle the extensive case load that is processed through the lab every day. more
Scott County has always been a desirable place to settle and live. Many individuals found their way to a better life by seizing hold of their dreams and working hard to turn them into a reality. Although some did better than others, most were able to settle into relative comfort. more
Education for Iowa’s children has always been one of our top priorities. Last session, House Republicans broadened the conversation on education to topics other than the annual discussion over funding. We increased investment in K-12, provided more flexibility, and put more decision making in the hands of locally elected school boards and administrators. House Republicans will continue efforts to provide a world-class education for Iowa’s students and modernize our K-12 system for the 21st century. more
I receive frequent communication from Iowans about water quality and how to improve it. I appreciate your input and we are continuing to work on this issue. At the end of session last year, the Senate passed a water quality bill, Senate File 512. This bill is similar to a bill passed by the House a few years ago. It provides for a long term, dedicated funding source for voluntary water quality improvement efforts and creates programs to address industrial, municipal, natural, and agricultural sources of nutrient runoff into Iowa’s water. more
This week we had department heads come before the committees to talk about their goals for this legislative session. It was a bittersweet moment to hear Bill Northey speak to several of the agricultural committees. I would have wished to see him in D.C at this point representing the great state of Iowa, but it is always wonderful to hear how he is working for the betterment of agriculture in Iowa. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the House voted on legislation to reopen the government. more
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