86th General Assembly underway

January 15, 2015

The 2015 session of the 86th General Assembly is underway. The first few days have been largely ceremonial and included introducing the new members to the legislature. Monday kicked off with leadership elections and remarks in both the house and senate chambers. On Monday afternoon, the House and Senate held a joint convention to officially canvass the votes for Governor and Lt. Governor. Gov. Branstad gave his Condition of the State address on Tuesday morning.  Chief Justice Mark Cady gave the Condition of the Judiciary address on Wednesday morning. Several committees in both the House and Senate have met to do introductions and approve committee rules.  

As a reminder, the ABI Government Relations team will be at the Capitol whenever the legislators are.  We look forward to working for you and keeping you updated on matters happening at the Statehouse.  You can follow our live updates on Twitter at @Nicole4ABI, @Rachel4ABI, and @ZD4ABI.   During debate, you may also tune into the the live video streams for both the house and senate.