Reynolds Signs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Into Law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 594, a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, into law that already faces a legal challenge by abortion advocates.

Iowans for Tax Relief: What Did Iowa’s Lawmakers Accomplish?

Iowans for Tax Relief provides a recap of the 2020 Iowa legislative session in light of sound tax policy, spending, transparency, and economic freedom.

Iowa Legislature Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

The Iowa Legislature passed a 24-hour waiting period for abortion during a final floor debate marathon that concluded the 2020 legislative session.

Three Iowa House Republicans Blocked the Protect Life Amendment

Republican State Reps. Lee Hein, David Maxwell, and Louis Zumbach oppose HJR 2004, the Protect Life Amendment, blocking it from passage in the Iowa House.

Breaking: Vote on Protect Life Amendment Delayed in Iowa House

Caffeinated Thoughts learned that the debate and vote on the Protect Life Amendment in the Iowa House is delayed due to some internal Republican debate.

Iowa House Passes Bill Preempting Municipal Firearm Restrictions

The Iowa House passed a bill, HF 2502, by a 52 to 44 party-line vote that preempts cities and counties from infringing on Iowans’ gun rights.

Iowa House Republican Leadership 2020 Opening Remarks

Read the transcripts of the 2020 opening remarks given by Speaker Pat Grassley, House Majority Leader Matt Windschiltl, and Speaker Pro Tem John Wills.

Legislative Priorities for 2020

State Rep. Steve Holt, R-Denison, shares Iowa House Republican priorities, his priorities as House Judiciary Chair, and his personal priorities.

Iowa House Republicans Complete Leadership Team

Iowa House Republicans held elections to fill out the leadership team that will lead the caucus into the 2020 legislative session.

Mohr Named Iowa House Appropriations Chairman

Speaker-Select Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, announced State Rep. Gary Mohr, R-Bettendorf, as Chairman of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee.

State Rep. Scott Ourth Arrested for OWI

State Rep. Scott Ourth, D-Ackworth, was arrested for OWI in Cherokee, Iowa, and blew more than twice the legal limit on a breathalyzer test.

The Trajectory of Pat Grassley

Shane Vander Hart: State Rep. Pat Grassley of New Hartford was tapped to be Iowa’s next Speaker of House, but could this set up a run for higher office?

Iowa House Republicans Elect New Leadership

Iowa House Republicans elect Pat Grassley as Speaker of the House, Matt Windschitl as majority leader, and John Wills as Speaker Pro Tem.

Linda Upmeyer to Step Down as Iowa Speaker of the House

Iowa Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer announced she will not run for re-election in 2020 and will step down as Speaker at the end of 2019.

Education, Reform & the Right of Free Speech

State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) gives a recap of week 4 from the Iowa House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

A Needed Change to Iowa’s Judicial Selection Process

Shane Vander Hart: HSB 110, a bill sponsored by State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) represents a needed overhaul of Iowa’s judicial selection process.