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Accessing Subcommittees

Zoom Screen Capture
A screen shot of an Iowa Senate subcommittee taking place on the Zoom video conferencing software in Janurary 2021.

The Iowa House and Senate committees and subcommittees are available to the public using video conference systems but both have different rules. The Senate does not allow people to attend or comment for a subcommittee in person but they can using Zoom. The House streams their meetings with Webex, but people can only comment by attending in person. Most audio from House meetings is difficult to understand. There are also changes to the House rules for this new Iowa General Assembly, but those changes do not include amendments from Democrats that would require masks to be worn at the Capitol.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR