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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

June 10, 2021

ICC Newsletter, June 10, 2021

HYDE AMENDMENT If you have a few minutes, the bishops could use your help with advocacy that is needed to ensure the Hyde Amendment is maintained in the federal budget.…
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May 21, 2021

Legislative session concludes, May 21, 2021

The legislative session ended this week with resolutions on several issues of concern to the Iowa Catholic Conference. During the last day of the session lawmakers passed HF 847, which…
May 16, 2021

ICC Newsletter, May 16, 2021

LEGISLATORS RETURNING TO DES MOINES It appears there is progress in negotiations between the House and Senate on budget bills, so some legislators have returned to Des Moines. In the…
May 9, 2021

ICC Newsletter, May 9, 2021

IN A HOLDING PATTERN It appears the Iowa House or Senate won’t be doing much floor debate this week as leaders negotiate policy, tax, and budget issues to end the…
May 2, 2021

ICC Newsletter, May 2, 2021

SENATE PASSES EDUCATION OMNIBUS BILL By a vote of 42-6 the Iowa Senate has passed HF 847, which would raise the Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit for many school parents…
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May 1, 2021

In support of the Protect Life Amendment

The Iowa Catholic Conference prepared testimony in support of the Protect Life Amendment for an Iowa Senate subcommittee held this past February, but COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Capitol…
April 25, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 25, 2021

WORKING THROUGH BUDGET ISSUES The target for the end of the Iowa legislative session is the day legislators stop getting paid for their daily expenses - this year it’s Friday,…
April 16, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 16, 2021

Legislators wrapped up this week’s work a little early as the chambers began to focus on budget bills. For action alerts from the ICC, go to We’re asking legislators…
April 11, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 11, 2021

TAKE ACTION NOW As members of the General Assembly approach the final stage of the legislative session, the Iowa Catholic Conference has issued new action alerts on critical issues. Go…
April 4, 2021

ICC Newsletter, April 4, 2021

EASTER MONDAY EDITION We at the Iowa Catholic Conference hope you had a good Holy Week. May its blessings follow you throughout the Easter season! LEGISLATURE REACHES SECOND DEADLINE The…
March 28, 2021

ICC Newsletter, March 28, 2021

DEADLINE APPROACHES The second legislative funnel deadline is Friday, when a bill needs to have passed one chamber and a committee in the other chamber to remain eligible. This deadline…
March 21, 2021

ICC Newsletter: March 21, 2021

LAST WEEK AT THE STATE CAPITOL The House Ways and Means Committee has passed HF 808. The bill doubles the tuition and textbook tax credit for school parents. Most Catholic…