Government Affairs & Advocacy

Government Affairs & Advocacy

The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce works to stay abreast of local issues, especially those that effect our businesses. Updates may be posted here during legislative sessions, but we also encourage you to use the links below for your own purposes:

City of Fort Madison

Agendas and Minutes for City Council and commissions can be found at http://www.fortmadison-ia.com/archive.aspx

Lee County

Learn about our County Board of Supervisors by visiting http://www.leecounty.org/offices/bos/index.htm

State of Iowa

Legislator Look-Up: All you have to do is type in your address to find out who is representing you at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find

Need to take that a step further? Contact the Legislator representing the Fort Madison Area:

State Senator(s)
Rich Taylor Iowa Senate District 42
State Representative(s)
Jerry A. Kearns Iowa House District 83
David E. Heaton Iowa House District 84

Want to research who is serving on a specific committee? Legislative Committee Members listed at http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/Committees/CommitteeInfo.aspx

Bill Check- Up: Need to keep an eye on a specific bill? Visit http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Legislation.html *You can also subscribe to have bill updates sent to you by creating an account at https://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/secure/default.asp?Category=BillWatch&Service=BWSignIn

Need a refresher on all of this legislative lingo and other intricacies?

How a bill becomes a law: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Pubinfo/bill2law.htm

Guide to the Iowa General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Central/LSB/Guides/gaguide.pdf

United States

http://www.usa.gov/ is the United States Government's official website featuring easy search functions, opportunities to sign up for e-updates and much more.

Iowa US Representatives:

David Loebsack- (D-IA)
1527 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202)-225-6576
Contact: https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

Iowa US Senators:

Grassley, Chuck - (R - IA)
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Contact: www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

Ernst, Joni - (R - IA)
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3254
Contact: http://www.joniforiowa.com/landing/join-team-joni/

 

Detailed legislative information is available thanks to the Library of Congress at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php