The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 22, 2014

Stay in touch in 2014

By Rita Hart
Special to the Herald

---- — With the Legislature back in session, I want to make sure you know what’s happening. There are many ways to follow the action.

I’ll be sending out regular updates on the key issues we’re addressing from week-to-week in the Senate. I’ll also participate in local forums, where we’ll have a chance to talk face-to-face.

There are several online resources to help you stay informed as well.

I invite you to check out my Senate web page at, and encourage you to share this site with others who might be interested in signing up for my newsletter, connecting with me on Facebook or checking out my Senate photos.

At our caucus website,, you’ll find:

• Articles on legislation, current events, grant opportunities and state resources.

• Summaries of bills voted on in Senate committees and in the chamber.

• Social media links to connect with Senate Democrats via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and photos, or our RSS feed.

At you can watch live debate in the Senate and House, track bills of interest, review what’s happening in legislative committees, and even arrange a free tour of the Statehouse.

Most important, I want you to know that I am here to listen and represent the people in my district. When you share your concerns and ideas, you’re helping me do my job. I especially look forward to input related to committees I serve on.

This session, I am vice-chair of the Economic Development Budget subcommittee. I also serve on the Agriculture, Economic Growth, Education, Local Government and Veterans Affairs committees.

Please feel free to e-mail me at I can also be reached through the Senate switchboard at (515) 281-3371.

Iowa Sen. Rita Hart represents Clinton County and northern Scott County.