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Week 7 was an extremely busy week. There was a full schedule of subcommittee meetings from the time I arrived all throughout the week. This work is all in preparation for the first funnel deadline … more
Funnel week is next week and that means it is very busy here in the Iowa House. Many, many subcommittees are meeting in an effort to get bills moving through committee. I also served on 3 … more
  This week the Senate was hard at work trying to get everything in order before the first “Funnel Week” arrives, coming up during first part of March. By this time, all Senate … more
During Monday’s Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee we heard a presentation given by Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority. On … more
For years, Celina Karp Biniaz lived a quiet life in Iowa. Little did those around her realize the horrors she had experienced in the Nazi Holocaust. William B. Friedricks, professor emeritus of … more
China represents the greatest threat to our national, economic, energy, and food security. From buying up American farmland to stonewalling investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, … more
On Monday I started my day receiving a draft of a bill I recently filed for a constituent and approving another bill to be drafted. One bill is a companion to Rep. Jones’ bill in the House … more
One highlight I forgot to mention from last week happened on Thursday during debate. I was the floor manager for HF 150 (formerly known as HF 25). I was also the chair of the subcommittee for this … more
A recent public opinion poll found that three-quarters of Americans want members of Congress to end their bickering and begin compromising more with their colleagues from the other party. The poll … more
Funeral services for Allan Heebner, 63, of Estherville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Estherville, with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. … more
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