Representative Steve Holt will return as a conservative leader among House Republicans. Holt, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, said he has five main legislative priorities in 2021.
The first deals with public safety concerns and is an issue all Iowans should be able to rally behind.
“In light of the riots in Iowa, we need to do the following: Creating penalties, up to the felony level when loss of life occurs, for obstructing roadways; penalties for shining lasers into the eyes of law enforcement officers; other initiatives to ensure that cities and counties enforce the law and protect their citizens,” he said.
Holt added that the Life Amendment as well as other pro-life initiatives are high on his list, along with the resolution to place the right to keep and bear arms in the Iowa Constitution (among other Second Amendment protections).
He also added parental choice in education and reviewing the emergency powers of the legislative branch as two other priorities.