August 15, 2018

Government Affairs

“Adjournment sine die” is a Latin term that is used to mark the ending of the legislative session in Iowa. The phrase means “without assigning a day for further meeting.”  To adjourn a Legislature is to adjourn for an indefinite period, which will last until next January. 

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team will be led by Ben Hammes starting in the 2018 legislative session, and will also include Chad Kleppe, President and CEO of MBI, and Julie Smith who is a contract lobbyist.  Collectively, the MBI lobbying team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to advocate on behalf of our members and the industry.  


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