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The Iowa Catholic Conference

The official public policy voice of the bishops of Iowa.

At the state legislature we advocate for policies that respect the life and dignity of the human person, and apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day.

We encourage Catholics to inform their conscience and participate in the political process. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us in social media to stay informed and add your voice to that of many Catholics from around the state.

With your help we can change the course of public debate on issues at the core of Catholic social and moral teaching.

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“In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

− Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

March 19, 2023

ICC Newsletter, March 20, 2023

The ICC encourages you to send a message to your member of the Iowa House in support of House File 349, which would provide “earned time” credits for the completion…
March 12, 2023

ICC Newsletter, March 12, 2023

There was no movement last week on bills opposed by the ICC to bring back the death penalty and adding administrative hurdles to accessing food stamps and Medicaid. You can…
March 5, 2023

ICC Newsletter, March 6, 2023

The first legislative deadline was last Friday, March 3. All bills, except for budget or tax proposals, had to pass its original committee by then or be considered dead for…
February 26, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 26, 2023

Death penalty The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate File 357 last week. The bill would bring back the death penalty in certain circumstances. We encourage you to contact your member…
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February 19, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 19, 2023

Death penalty bill passes Senate subcommittee Senate File 14, a bill which would bring back the death penalty in Iowa in certain circumstances, passed a Senate subcommittee last Wednesday. As…
February 10, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 10, 2023

Praying for solidarity Des Moines Bishop William Joensen, chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference board, offered a prayer at the “Prayer for Life” event at the State Capitol on Feb.…
February 5, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Feb. 5, 2023

ALERT ON E-VERIFY The Iowa Catholic Conference encourages you to contact your Senator in opposition to Senate File 108, a bill which mandates the use of “E-Verify” by businesses in…
January 29, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 30, 2023

EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR The “Students First” Education Savings Account bill, House File 68, was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Jan. 24. House File…
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January 25, 2023

Governor signs Education Savings Account bill

The “Students First” Education Savings Account bill was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Jan. 24, 2023. House File 68 passed the House by a vote of 55-45…
January 25, 2023

Voting report on “Students First” Education Savings Account, House File 68

Voting record on House File 68, “Students First” Education Savings Accounts, Jan. 23-24, 2023   House Ayes, 55 Andrews Boden Bossman Bradley Carlson Cisneros Collins Determann Deyoe 
Dieken Dunwell Fisher…
January 20, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 20, 2023

School choice bills moving The “Students First” school choice bills passed out of committee yesterday and are eligible for debate as soon as Monday. In Senate File 94 and House…
January 15, 2023

ICC Newsletter, Jan. 15, 2023

Welcome to the many new members of our legislative network! This is the first of our weekly updates during the Iowa legislative session, and several issues of importance are already…