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CALL TO ACTION: Contact Congress
Republicans now have a plan for the next COVID-19 assistance package. It is very different from the plan from the Democrats. Congress and the White... Read More...
ACTION ALERT: Congressional COVID Relief Needs Disability Focus
Senate Republicans continued to hammer out the details of a fourth COVID-19 relief package, which Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has... Read More...
Iowans with Disabilities Face Danger, Isolation During COVID-19
The Des Moines Register featured a great article on the challenges Iowans with disabilities face during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Titled "Iowans with... Read More...
Governor Finishes Signing 2020 Bills into Law
Governor Kim Reynolds finished signing the 113 bills sent to her during this year's legislative session.  She line-item vetoed the budget bill,... Read More...
DD Council Ask Governor to Veto Changes to Voting by Mail
The Iowa Legislative Session finsihed its work on June 14; our next issue of infoNET will be published after the Govenror takes action on the 113... Read More...

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January 3:         US Congress Begins Session in Washington D.C.
January 14:       Iowa Legislative Session Begins in Des Moines, Iowa
January 15:       Iowa Governor Presents Budget & Priorities
January 16:       President "State of the Union" with Budget & Priorities (tentative date)
February 15:     Deadline for Iowa legislators to request bills
March 5:           First "Funnel" Deadline (bills have to be out of their originating committees)
April 8:              Second "Funnel" Deadline (bills must be voted out of one chamber, then out of other chamber's committee)
April 10:            Advocating Change Day 2019
May 3:               Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session (last day legislators are paid - it can go longer, or shorter)