HULL, Iowa – On Wednesday, State Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, announced his decision to step down as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee to focus more time on Iowa’s 4th Congressional District race.

“Since regaining the majority in 2016, the Ways and Means Committee has produced significant pro-growth, pro-taxpayer reforms under my leadership. From income tax reform to property tax reform, this committee has protected the taxpayer, rewarded work, and encouraged investment. Additionally, I worked productively with the House, Senate, and Governor Reynolds to see policy ideas become results for Iowa,” said Feenstra.

“The income tax reform bill in 2018 was the largest income tax cut in Iowa history. It also significantly reduced the complexity of the tax code, providing simplicity and certainty for Iowa job creators. I have spoken with Senator Whitver about my desire to be engaged on tax reform efforts in 2020 and he has assured me I will retain a key policy role as our caucus continues to implement pro-growth tax reforms.”

“Senator Feenstra has had the most productive back-to-back sessions of any Ways and Means Chair,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “I look forward to working with him on additional income tax reforms in 2020 to reduce the tax burden on Iowa’s families, farmers, and businesses.”

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