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The Rozenboom Report – March 7, 2017

Last week was our first funnel week and it is one of the busiest we have in the legislature. The first funnel week is when bills must be through the committees of the originating chamber in order to be considered for the rest of this legislative session. If they do not pass committee, they are […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 2, 2017

This week found the Capitol extremely busy yet again. Funnel week brought with it a lot of meetings and hard deadlines for many bills. House Republicans are pushing through legislation that will benefit Iowa as a whole. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 2, 2017

We are in Funnel Week and the wheels of government continue to roll in spite of the rancor and emotion of the Labor and Life Bills. I ran a Bill in Subcommittee, Committee, and on the floor of the House allowing earlier access to military documents in Iowa for historians. The vote in every case […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 24, 2017

Improved economic growth in Iowa is the goal of Senate Republicans this legislative session. One of the priorities we have championed since January is Senate File 1, which requires a job impact statement for administrative rules. While these statements are currently required under Executive Order 71, we want to codify this requirement so future governors […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 24, 2017

This last week brought a little calm before the storm at the Capitol considering the first funnel is at the end of next week. House Republicans are working hard to get legislation that is important to Iowans to the Senate. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 18, 2017

It’s been a busy week in the Iowa Senate as we did a couple bills on the floor for debate, and had several bills moving through our subcommittees and committees. Apart from the high profile, attention grabbing bills there are also smaller things we consider during the session. In my Natural Resources and Environment committee […]

Sheets Snapshot – February 16, 2017

This is clearly the most difficult Session I’ve been in. We have had a number of topics come up in the past couple weeks that have had passionate views on both sides of the issue. We started with passing State Supplemental State Aid (SSA) late into the night Monday (2/6) with an increase to K-12 […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 16, 2017

The Capitol has been busy and had a ton of activity this week. All the while, House Republicans kept pushing forward reforms that will benefit Iowa taxpayers. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Iowa’s […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 10, 2017

We are already in week five and busy with committee work and the weeks feel like they have been going by fast. We are coming up on the first “Funnel Week” of this year’s session. This means all bills need to be through a committee in order to be considered for the rest of the […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 9, 2017

Spending and revenue are a major focus for House Republicans. We are looking to next year’s budget and letting all of you keep your hard earned money. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. What […]

         

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