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.
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.
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.
State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison): Promises were kept as we worked to advance freedom and opportunity for Iowans, based on our founding values.
Steven Holt: Unborn lives matter, and we must continue to work in Iowa House to protect the lives of unborn human beings.
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 will host a Pizza & Policy discussion on March 23 on illegal immigration and sanctuary county status for Sioux County.
Steven Holt: During the debate on collective bargaining reforms last week in the Iowa Legislature a number of inaccurate statements were made.
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.
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.
State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.
Skyler Wheeler, the Republican candidate in Iowa House District 4, received key endorsements from several Iowa House Republicans on Thursday.
State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) is running for re-election in Iowa House District 18 that includes Crawford, Shelby and Harrison Counties.
A bill that bans the sale and experimentation on unborn infant remains advanced out of an Iowa House subcommittee on Tuesday.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
Iowa House Republicans introduced two bills addressing the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision that ruled Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.