Video: Public Hearing on the Protect Life Amendment

The Iowa House of Representatives held a public hearing on HJR 2004, the Protect Life Amendment, watch Iowans speak in support and opposition of the bill.

Religious Liberty Bill In Iowa House Considered ‘Too Broad’

An Iowa House subcommittee passed on a bill offered by State Rep. Sandy Salmon that would expand the definition of “bona fide religious purpose” in Iowa law.

The Protect Life Amendment Clears Iowa House Judiciary Committee

HSB 577, the proposed “Protect Life Amendment” to the Iowa Constitution, cleared the Iowa House Judiciary Committee by an 11 to 9 party-line vote.

Parental Notification Bill for LGBT School Curricula Advances in Iowa House

An Iowa House panel approved a bill on Monday afternoon that requires school districts to notify parents if any LGBTQ-related material is used in class.

Fetal Homicide Bill Stalls in the Iowa House

The fetal homicide bill that includes personhood language passed the Iowa Senate, but stalled out in the Iowa House and did not survive the second funnel.

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.

Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Advances in Iowa House, Survives Funnel

The Iowa House Human Resources Committee passed the fetal heartbeat abortion ban by a 12 to 9 vote just before the second funnel deadline of the 2018 legislative session.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.

Iowa House Bill Would Authorize “Bible as Literature” in Public Schools

Eleven states allow the Bible to be taught as literature in their public schools, with Kentucky being one of the most recent. Should a bill, HF 2031, introduced in the Iowa House on Wednesday pass into law Iowa would join that number.

Promises Kept This Legislative Session

State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison): Promises were kept as we worked to advance freedom and opportunity for Iowans, based on our founding values.

Unborn Lives Matter

Steven Holt: Unborn lives matter, and we must continue to work in Iowa House to protect the lives of unborn human beings.

(Video) Hundreds Rally for Life at the Iowa Capitol

Hundreds of pro-life activists descended upon the Iowa Capitol on Thursday for a rally to hear from a line-up of pro-life elected officials and leaders.

Sioux County Conservatives to Host Sanctuary County Discussion

Sioux County Conservatives will host a Pizza & Policy discussion on March 23 on illegal immigration and sanctuary county status for Sioux County.

Truth Matters

Steven Holt: During the debate on collective bargaining reforms last week in the Iowa Legislature a number of inaccurate statements were made.

Life At Conception Bill Filed in the Iowa House

State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Chariton) introduced HF 279, a life at conception bill, into the Iowa House of Representatives, that is co-sponored by 22 lawmakers.

Republicans Seek to Reform Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.