WEEK 2: 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
State Update

PRIZE-LINKED SAVINGS: HSB 57- SUPPORT
  •  Allows awards incentivizing and gamifying savings for Iowans at all lending institutions

CHILDCARE REIMBURSMENT RATES: HSB 2- SUPPORT
  •  Federal requirement + gives childcare providers, of varying types, higher reimbursement rates

GRADUATED ELIGIBILITY, CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE: HSB 3- SUPPORT
  •  Helps provide a tiered approach to assistance-- making childcare more affordable/accessible

RENEWABLE FUEL PUMPS: HSB 52- UNDECIDED
  •  Several questions about how this was written and applies, prompting questions about E85 infrastructure requirements, E0 options, retroactive applicability to applications that have already been submitted for RFIP funds, etc.

Interesting article on broadband:

Link to our legislative youTube vidoes HERE.

Find your state legislators HERE.
Federal Update

199A Rules Published in the Federal Register
  • Final Regulations HERE
  • Details about the Biden Tax Regulations Freeze HERE
  • We are working closely with NCFC and other stakeholder organizations to continue work on this issue

Disaster Bill HERE (applicable to the derecho)
  • Co-sponsored by Senators Ernst and Grassley
  • Meant to help farmers and small businesses-- there are some applicable provisions for cooperatives

  • Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman, HERE
Want to reach your federal legislators?
D.C. office numbers below: 
Sen. Chuck Grassley: 202-224-4120
Sen. Joni Ernst: 202-224-3254
Rep. Ashley Hinson: 202-225-2911
Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks: 202-225-6576
Rep. Cindy Axne: 202-225-5476
Rep. Randy Feenstra: 202-225-4426
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