House Journal: Page 44: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
We can make wise investments in early childhood education and community
development that will pay off many times down the line.
We can work within the realities of the budget challenges before us while protecting
Iowans’ priorities: a world-class education, quality health care, and good-paying jobs.
Our choice is clear: We can use the budget as an excuse to retreat, reversing our
progress and jeopardizing our future.
Or we can meet the challenge by making responsible decisions to cut where we can,
and to invest where we must.
In the end, Iowa’s future will be determined by the opportunity we provide for
Iowa’s families. Especially now, when times are tough, we must provide hope, protect
family security, and build a brighter future. This will secure the blessings of liberty for
us and for generations of Iowans yet to come.
That is our mission as a state - and my mission as your governor. And I pledge to
give everything I have, and to do everything that I can, until we have accomplished
Thank you. God bless you. And God bless Iowa.
Governor Thomas J. Vilsack was escorted from the House chamber
by the committee previously appointed.
On motion by Metcalf of Polk, the joint convention was dissolved at
The House stood at ease at 11:07 a.m., until the fall of the gavel.
The House resumed session at 11:29 a.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
HOUSE FILES WITHDRAWN
The following House Files were withdrawn by unanimous consent:
House File 5 by Drake of Pottawattamie
House File 74 by Roberts of Carroll
House File 119 by Hoversten of Woodbury
House File 288 by Hoffman of Crawford
House File 342 by Hatch of Polk
House File 351 by Brauns of Muscatine
House File 386 by Jacobs of Polk
House File 523 by Carroll of Poweshiek
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League of Women Voters of Iowa
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