Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, highlighted the progress of a number legislative priorities in the Iowa Senate during the 2020 session.

“The priorities of the Iowa Senate Republicans have cleared the first legislative hurdle and will continue to move through the legislative process,” said Whitver.  “The results of more than 2 years of unemployment below 3 percent and rising wages have validated our agenda. We will continue to implement policies that reward work and investment, protect life, and eliminate burdens to economic growth.” 

“I am also pleased to report on the progress on a number of the priorities Governor Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech. We look forward to working with her and the Iowa House of Representatives to complete another successful session for Iowa,” he added.

Whitver’s remarks focused specifically on the following 12 bills. Each bill has either passed at the committee level, passed the floor of the Senate, or was signed by the governor.

  • SF 2272 – Real time eligibility verification for welfare benefits
  • SJR 2001 – Life amendment
  • SJR 2002 – Only US Citizens may vote in Iowa elections
  • SF 2129 – Felon voting rights statutory bill
  • SF 2338 – Medical liability reform
  • SF 155 – Mobile barbering legalization
  • SSB 3158 – Medicaid work requirements
  • SF 2144 – Flood relief supplemental appropriation
  • SF 2114 – Occupational licensing reform
  • SF 2190 – Student behavioral management
  • SF 2262 – Empower Rural Iowa
  • SF 2313 – Future Ready Iowa
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