Typically Holy Week is a slower week at the State Capitol. That was true this year as well. Three issues of interest did not see any floor or committee action:
The good news is that Senate File 481, immigration enforcement, was not debated last week in the House. We believe advocates’ efforts are having an impact and slowing the bill down. There’s still time to contact your legislator.
Senate Study Bill 3206 passed out of subcommittee last week but has seen no further action…Continue
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All parents, regardless of address or income, deserve the ability to make choices in education that reflect their basic convictions and aspirations for their child. A new bill to provide for Education Savings Grants, Senate Study Bill 3206, passed out of a subcommittee last week. Some parents could use that money to help pay for nonpublic school tuition. The bill is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate Appropriations Committee.
Thanks to those of you who have sent a…Continue
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Webinar Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern - "Attract with Fraternal Programs!" (http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/membership-webinar.html).
Question from audience: "How to get council brothers active; many of them say that they're too busy to get involved, so only a few members in the council actually do…Continue
From Martin Ahrandt:
I wanted pass on information to all Knights about the 22nd Annual Catholic Men's Conference that is hosted by the Catholic Men's Fellowship of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. I had to really search for information about this year's conference, so I wanted to share. Matt…Continue
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Larry Hauber, the regional director for the Knights of Columbus of northeast Iowa, is encouraging all councils in all northeast Iowa districts to have delegates at the upcoming Iowa KofC State Convention. It is critically important that the voice of northeast Iowa be heard at the convention.…Continue
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Happy Saint Joseph's Day (today, 19 March)!
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The second legislative deadline - called the “second funnel” – was last Friday. Only bills that have passed a committee in both chambers remain eligible, except for budget- and tax-related legislation.
Senate File 359 made it past the deadline. The bill, passed by the Senate last year, has been on our priority list. It would stop trafficking in fetal body parts which remain following an elective abortion. The bill advanced out of the House Human Resources Committee…Continue
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The U.S. Congress will decide soon, most likely this week, whether to include the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) in must-pass government funding legislation.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, are urging you to flood Congress with emails and calls asking for enactment of the…Continue
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The Still Agency is proud to announce our newest professional field agent, Brad Peterson. Effective March 1st, 2018. Brad will be servicing the councils of Oxford, Victor, Grinnell, Newton, Marengo, Tama/Toledo, and Marshalltown. As a agent Brad meets and advises members regarding the products and services available to them as members. Members who meet with Brad find him knowledgeable and compassionate. He understands the complex situations that Catholic families face…Continue
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Field Agent Jim Brockert earns "January 2018 Agent of the Month" for the Still Agency.
Jim is a dedicated and true professional. By enhancing and protecting his member's financial security he fulfills his mission to Father Michael McGivney's vision of protection to the widows and orphans of his brother Knights.…
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Congratulations to the state winners of the
Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee!!!
The Spelling Bee was held on Sunday, March 4 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Pictured with the winners are State Youth Director Rick Jacoby, Jr. …Continue
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Thanks to those of you who were able to call Congress in support of Dreamers. More than 48,000 calls were made to the DC offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives. Also last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the government's request to hear its “appeal before judgment” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) cases. This means that DACA renewals remain available to those who currently have DACA status. Otherwise young persons with…Continue
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First, a reminder. Monday, Feb. 26, is the U.S. bishops’ national Call-in Day for Dreamers. You are asked to contact your members of Congress to help the nearly 1.8 million “Dreamers,” who are young people without papers brought into the United States by their parents as children. They may face deportation proceedings as soon as March 6 unless Congress reaches a bi-partisan deal to protect them.
It’s easy to help. Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol…Continue
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The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Friday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is, in theory, dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills. However, nothing is dead for certain until the legislature adjourns.
Here’s some updates on issues of concern …
The Iowa Catholic Conference has been working for many years on legislation to help parents be able to afford the most appropriate education for…Continue
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The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.
Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).
House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option…Continue
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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 State Winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest!!!
AGE 5-7 WINNER: Nora Harris, Huxley (Representing Council 14393)…Continue
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
AGE 8-11 DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS WINNER: Ellie Hilton, Van Meter (Representing Council 12422)…Continue
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