Iowan of the Week

July 30, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, 30 years ago — on July 26, 1990 — the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all facets of life ranging from employment and transportation to public accommodations and government services.

July 24, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, as millions of individuals, families, and essential workers struggle to obtain the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) required to keep them safe during these difficult times, volunteer organizations like the Iowa Mask Brigade have stepped up to provide these critical items to keep our citizens and communities safe.

July 17, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in celebrating Mrs. Francine Combs for her decades of hard work in her community and her 100th birthday this month by naming her our Iowan of the Week.

July 10, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Rachelle Long, the owner of Chellie’s Sugar Shack in Des Moines, as this week’s Iowan of the Week.

June 26, 2020 Iowan of the Week
I rise today to ask the U.S. House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Buffy Jamison, co-founder and co-chair of the Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition, as our Iowan of the Week for the final full week of Pride Month.
June 19, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Kimberly Baxter, Executive Director of Special Projects and Director of the Iowa Accountability Program for the Iowa Judicial Branch, as our Iowan of the Week.

June 13, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Izaah Knox, community leader and Executive Director of Des Moines’ own Urban Dreams, as our Iowan of the Week. 

June 5, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker,

May 29, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in honoring the late Gail Orcutt of Pleasant Hill, Iowa as Iowan of the Week.

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