Week In Review From The Golden Dome

CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY MUST BE ADDRESSED

Catching up with constituents during the interim is always very rewarding. The past seven months were spent traveling across the district engaging in conversations with neighbors, friends and many concerned Iowans. Whether it was at their dining room table, a summer gathering or at parades, these conversations proved very valuable as a lawmaker embarking on the 2014 Legislative session. It is through these discussions with concerned Iowans, I learned about their lives, views on

where they think the state is going and, of course, their fears. Many Iowans shared they are seriously concerned Washington, D.C. has turned a deaf ear to what Americans believe. Iowans are starting to have more reservations the federal government has forsaken them and worry Iowa’s elected officials could be next.
The 2013 Legislative session has been deemed one of the most successful in Iowa’s history; however, there remains some unfinished business. Given Iowans growing concerns about their government, it was insightful to learn a great number of them support an initiative which could ease their angst. A proposal I support would require every bill filed in the General Assembly include a statement of constitutional authority. As the Constitution of the State of Iowa notes in the state Bill of Rights, “All political power is inherent in the people.”

I supported Senate File 261 during the 2013 session. It demanded constitutional authority when filing legislation. I support the proposed bill because many lawmakers have lost touch with the concept there are supposed to be limits on their authority. Forcing each legislator to make a statement of constitutional authority will result in a mastery of at least a small portion of the Iowa Constitution.

Please email me at brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov or call 515-281-3371. I am always interested in your opinion and it is truly an honor to serve you.
Please join me at one of my upcoming Urbandale forums with my good friend Representative

John Forbes, sponsored by the Great Urbandale Chamber Offices at 2830 100th Street #110

Urbandale.

Saturday January 25
10:30-12:00

Saturday February 22
10:30-12:00

Saturday March 29
10:30-12:00

Saturday April 26
10:30-12:00

Please join me at one of my upcoming Johnston/Grimes forums with my good friend

Representative Jake Highfill, at: Rich’s Brew Gortz Haus 5800 Merle Hay Road Suite 9 Johnston

Saturday February 15
10:30-11:30

Saturday March 22
10:30-11:30

Saturday April 19
10:30-11:30

 408 East 1st Street Grimes

Saturday February 15
9:00-10:00

Saturday March 22
9:00-10:00

Saturday April 19
9:00-10:00