Governor, House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader Request REC Meeting

The Revenue Estimating Conference estimate will be used as a data point for the Iowa Legislature to use in the creation of a FY 2021 budget.

Iowa Legislature to Resume Session on June 3

Iowa House and Senate leaders announced the Iowa Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, June 3 at 9:00 am after suspending it on March 16 due to COVID-19.

Iowa Legislature Extends Suspension of Session

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced that the suspension of the legislative session will be extended until at least April 30 due to COVID-19.

Iowa House Speaker Calls On Democrats to Stop Politicizing COVID-19

Speaker Pat Grassley called on Iowa Democrats and Better Democracy PAC to suspend fundraising using the public health emergency to attack Republicans.

Iowa Will Not Expect Schools to Reschedule Missed Days Due to COVID-19 Closings

Legislation is expected to be passed and signed that waives the requirement that Iowa’s K-12 schools reschedule days missed for COVID-19 closings.

Iowa House and Senate Reach K-12 Funding Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leaders announced an agreement on a K-12 funding package of nearly $100 million of new funding for the 2020-21 school year.

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.

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.

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.

Iowa House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget.

Iowa House Republicans Release FY2020 Budget Targets

The Iowa House GOP budget plan for FY2020 spends $7.668 billion, accounting for 97.45% of on-going revenue, increasing the budget .63% compared to adjusted FY19 budget.