Understanding the Process

The Iowa Catholic Conference has created resources to help educate Catholics as they participate in the public discussion about policy and law that affects the state of Iowa. Understanding the basics of the legislative process and how to communicate with legislators is an important part of insuring our participation is effective and relevant.

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An Overview of the Legislative and Administrative Processes in the State of Iowa

This document provides information on how a bill becomes a law in Iowa, how the legislature works in the state of Iowa, and helpful links for additional information.


Lobbying Basics

This document provides guidance on exercising your right as a citizen of Iowa to personally lobby your legislator(s) and make your views known.  A map of the capitol, including the senate and house chambers (2nd floor) is included.


How a Bill Becomes a Law

This link provides you information from the Legislative Services Agency on how a bill becomes a law in Iowa.

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Find Your Officials including Senators and Representatives

This link enables you to use our Action Center to find your representation officials and send messages to them. Locate your Federal and State officials using your physical address.


Legislative Service Agency Factbook

This link provides you statistics on Iowa’s government, economy, and population.