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Government & Public Policy Resources

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Investors and Members lend an important voice to shape local and federal policies that affect Greater Des Moines (DSM). Use the resources below to keep up to date with the latest policy news and participate in the process.

Contact Elected Officials

Contact policymakers, find more information on local boards and commissions and how to get involved with city councils and county officials in the region.

Public Service Symposium Resource Booklet

Download the Public Service Symposium Resource Booklet* for more information on elected officials.

* Current as of September 2020

2020 Federal Candidates

See a list of 2020 federal candidates and their contact information.

Iowa General Assembly

Live Debate

Listen to House and Senate debate live online.

Learn more about Governor Kim Reynolds' goals and to read the latest news from her office.

Daily House and Senate Calendars

Details the day's scheduled activities in both the House and Senate. Check this link during the session for up-to-date schedules.

House and Senate Daily Debate Calendars

Lists of bills eligible for debate each day. Check these links during the session for up-to-date information. Bills not listed are not yet eligible for debate.

Track House and Senate Action

Daily gavel-to-gavel record of actions in the House and Senate. Updated every 15 minutes.

Governor's Office

Learn more about Governor Kim Reynolds' goals and to read the latest news from her office.

Federal Government Information

U.S. House of Representatives

Learn what is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives and watch live proceedings.

U.S. Senate

Learn what is happening in the U.S. Senate and watch live proceedings.

White House

Learn the latest information from the Office of the President of the United States. 

Register to Vote