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This afternoon, House and Senate leadership announced that the suspension of the legislative session will be extended until at least April 30. This decision follows Governor Kim Reynolds’ recommendation that schools remain closed until April 30.

“The health and safety of all Iowans is our top priority during this unprecedented situation. Continuing the pause on session is the right decision at this time but we hope to be back soon to complete our work,” said Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford). “I want to thank each and every Iowan for doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. I also want to thank Governor Reynolds for her strong leadership during this time of uncertainty. As Iowans, I have no doubt in my mind that we can get through this together.”

Leaders are working to schedule a Legislative Council meeting next week to formally extend the suspension of session. The Council will meet via teleconference.