LEGISLATION & HIGHLIGHTS
April 5, 2017
Representative Lundgren passes historical pro-life bill
Pro-Life supporters praise the Iowa House of Representatives for passing legislation that bans almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Republican Rep. Shannon Lundgren who managed the bill on the House floor, called it an honor to be a part of legislation that saves the lives of unborn babies. "This bill saves babies lives while still protecting the life and health of the mother." she said.
May 1, 2018
Iowa Legislature passes "heartbeat" abortion bill
After debate that extended more than 12 hours, members of the Iowa House of Representatives passed and sent to the Governor a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) floor managed the bill and stated that "The Supreme Court's hands are tied by 40-year old case law that has allowed 60-million babies to be aborted."
May 5, 2018
Representative Lundgren addresses Iowa's Opioid Epidemic
Tonight the House passed a comprehensive bill to combat the opioid epidemic in Iowa. The bill prevents doctor shopping, reduces over prescribing and supports Iowan's suffering from addiction. "This is a problem that is in our own backyards" stated Lundgren on the floor during debate.
November 27, 2018
Speaker Upmeyer announces Committee Chairs for the 88th General Assembly
Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced that Representive Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) will serve as the new Chairwoman of the House Human Resources Committee. This committee is responsible for the State's health policies. "Rep. Lundgren was a clear choice, after she took on some of the states most complicated health policy legislation as a freshman lawmaker" said Upmeyer. "She has proven to be resourceful, pragmatic and will serve her committee and the state well."
March 21, 2019
House Passes Children's Mental Health Proposal
A bill that creates the frame work for a children's mental health system in Iowa passed the Iowa House of Representatives. The bill's floor manager, Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) says "it creates a statewide children's mental health board and orders each region to hire a children's services coordinator. It also establishes eligibility standards and mandates that certain services be provided, including early identification, medication prescribing and management, outpatient therapy, crisis stabilization and inpatient treatment. Identifying and treating brain health issues early, will allow children to grow up and lead healthy productive lives. The fragmented services that are currently offered are not easily navigated for families, making it difficult for their children to get the help they need."
June 12, 2020
Occupational License Reform
Rep. Shannon Lundgren successfully passed bi-partisan legislation that offers additional pathways to occupational licensing in the state. This bill was presented by Governor Kim Reynolds and was necessary to help Iowa recruit and retain a strong workforce. Her work also lead to an invitation to the White House for an event on rolling back regulations to help all Americans. "Our state will not continue to grow and prosper without a well developed workforce. We must continue to remove burdens that are keep hard working Iowan's from moving back to our state, or advancing in their career and staying here in Iowa ." states Lundgren.