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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2023 Session Preview

Greetings, We have just completed the second week and are beginning to work on bills for the session. The majority of the week was spent on subcommittee meetings for bills. I chaired a subcommittee on a bill that would add $3000 for every VSO (Veterans Service Officer) officer to receive updated training to ensure more…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2023 Legislative Session Preview

I’m excited to be re-elected to the 90th General Assembly of Iowa. There are several issues we hope to tackle this year, including reform to property tax assessments, education policy, welfare reform, and many more.  Most bills will likely see many amendments and changes in the coming weeks as we continue to discuss its impact…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Greetings from the Statehouse, The 89th Convention of the Iowa General Assembly has officially come to an end. This session we were able to complete a variety of beneficial pieces of legislation. I am confident they will contribute to the growth and success Iowa has seen over the past several years. Thanks to the Governor’s…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 14

Greetings from the Statehouse, After years of hard work and bipartisan negotiations, the Iowa House passed a bill this week to make improvements to Iowa’s bottle return law. A few weeks ago, the Senate passed their language on the bottle bill. This bill had done a good job of getting the various industry groups on…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 12

Greetings from the Statehouse, As we are nearly to the end of session, budgets are passing the House. However, negotiations are on going with the Senate, so the figures presented in this letter may not be accurate. I will provide updates as they come. The Health and Human Services budget and the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 11

Work continues here at the Statehouse. We have passed significant legislation to provide greater access to mental health care, work continues to protect private property rights, and members of the Iowa Pork Producers Association shared their perspectives on current issues surrounding agriculture. This week, we passed three pieces of legislation to increase Iowans’ access to…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 10

The Iowa House is moving Iowans forward. I am privileged to be a part of solutions to aid rural Iowans, and the people I represent. This week, House Republicans passed a bill that would benefit rural pharmacies, move Iowa from pandemic related unemployment to reemployment and a return to prosperity, and attract highly skilled Americans to…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 9

Greetings from the Statehouse, Last week was filled with accomplishments that included the governor signing tax relief for all Iowans, protecting girls’ sports, the House passing child care relief, and the House passing a bill to forbid child care providers from mandating the COVID 19 vaccinations. This week, the House took the first steps in…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 8

Greetings from the Statehouse, It is a great week to be an Iowan. Governor Kim Reynolds signed historic tax cuts on Tuesday which provided a tax cut for all Iowans. This bill gives every Iowan with a tax cut putting the state income tax rate at 3.9%, flat and fair. Then later Tuesday evening, Governor…

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Rep. Tom Jeneary — 2022 Legislative Session, Week 7

Greetings from the Statehouse, Last week I wrote to you of the House’s intention to preserve the sanctity of interscholastic women’s sports. Mission accomplished. On Monday, the Iowa House voted to pass a bill to forbid any biological males from participating in women’s sports. We took this step because across the country we have seen…

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