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Feenstra Steps Down As Ways & Means Chair

Hull, Iowa — Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull has announced that he will step down as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

In his announcement, Feenstra noted that since regaining the majority in 2016, the Ways and Means Committee has produced significant pro-growth, pro-taxpayer reforms under his leadership. He says from income tax reform to property tax reform, this committee has protected the taxpayer, rewarded work, and encouraged investment. Additionally, Feenstra says, he worked productively with the House, Senate, and Governor Reynolds to see policy ideas become results for Iowa.

Feenstra noted the income tax reform bill in 2018 was the largest income tax cut in Iowa history. It also significantly reduced the complexity of the tax code, providing simplicity and certainty for Iowa job creators. Feenstra says he has spoken with Senator Whitver about his desire to be engaged on tax reform efforts in 2020 and Feenstra says Whitver has assured him he’ll retain a key policy role as the Republican caucus continues to implement pro-growth tax reforms.

Senator Feenstra is stepping down in order to allocate more time to his run for Iowa Congressional District 4, the seat currently occupied by Republican Representative Steve King.