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.

Moving Iowa Forward

State Rep. Steven Holt highlights bills the Iowa House passed in week seven dealing with health care professionals, free speech, youth entrepreneurship, and the Second Amendment.

Finkenauer Highlights Progress Made Out of the Media Limelight

U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, during a town hall in Marshalltown highlighted progress in Congress she says is never reported in the press.

The Importance of Having a Conservative Majority

Matt Windschitl: The Iowa Legislature does not exist solely to pass legislation but also to prevent harmful legislation from becoming law.

Dan Huseman to Retire from Iowa House

State Rep. Dan Huseman, R-Aurelia, announced that he would not seek re-election in 2020, Lynn Evans and Mark McHugh announced they would run to replace him.

Respecting Gun Rights: A Tale of Two States – Iowa and Virginia

State Senator Jason Schultz contrasts Virginia’s attempt to restrict gun rights to the Iowa Legislature’s work to respect and protect gun rights.

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.

Bossman Named Chairman of Iowa House RIIF/Transportation Budget Subcommittee

State Rep. Jacob Bossman was appointed as Chairman of the Iowa House Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

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.

What Is With This Headline?

Why did the Des Moines Register offer the headline, “Pat Grassley to head rural House leaders,” in their print edition? What were they communicating?

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.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.