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Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Grassley talked with reporters on Thursday as another week of the legislative session came to an end.

Grassley said there will be “a lot of action” next week with the first funnel deadline hitting at the end of the week.

“This week obviously I think the focus within the House here was the election integrity bill that we passed,” Grassley said. “Obviously, we had full support within our caucus to be able to get that something done. I think that shows that that’s what we’ve been hearing from Iowans. And I’ll just continue to remind you, we represent 97 of Iowa’s 99 counties and we continue to do and work on the issues that we’ve campaigned on and I think that’s why we’ve been successful as a majority for over 10 years now, because we do the things we say we’re going to do.”

Grassley said that the House is comfortable dividing different pieces up within the education bill Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to see on her desk that the Iowa Senate already passed.

He said the House has already addressed some things in terms of parental choice one Education — getting kids back in school and making sure students can open enroll in the five districts that they could not willingly open enroll out of.

Grassley said he is supportive of the concepts being worked on in terms of Big Tech censorship but doesn’t want to endorse a specific piece of legislation.

When asked about comments made by Republican state senators during debate on the election bill in terms of Joe Biden winning the Presidential Election fairly, Grassley said he would not speak for some of the comments any of the senators made.

“Especially a few of them that may have made comments about this,” he said. “I’m not going to defend any of their comment that they have made. We made it very clear last night that this bill was not about that. I don’t think you saw a Republican stand up and make the accusations that that’s what was going on.”

Author: Jacob Hall