|A bipartisan group of Iowa’s top elected officials, including Governor Reynolds, Attorney General Tom Miller, Auditor Rob Sand, and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg gathered to worship and pray to our God. Senate President Jake Chapman’s concluding prayer was especially inspiring, as he testified about his recent conversion to Christ, and the impact that last year’s National Day of Prayer made on him! The FAMiLY Leader is having an impact on the policy our state adopts and on electing of godly officials in Des Moines and Washington, D.C., but even more importantly, on growing the family of Christ. You can learn more about the Church Ambassador Network and the ministry that it is doing here: https://www.thefamilyleader.com/pastors-churches/ TFL-supported bills pass On Monday, the Iowa Senate gave final approval to another TFL-supported bill: HF 2246 on provisional licenses for psychology graduate students. Our team registered in favor of the bill after an Iowa church started its own mental health counseling center and reached out to let us know how important this bill was to their ministry’s ability to serve more Iowans. Thank you to Rep. Joel Fry and Sen. Jeff Edler, who led the way in ensuring more Iowans will be served in Christian mental health programs in Iowa! With the passage of HF 2246, 10 TFL-supported bills have now passed the Iowa General Assembly and made it to the governor’s desk this session, the greatest number of bills we have ever helped to pass! But we still have more work to do! One of the most important bills that could pass yet this year is the Church Freedom Bill, which would require our state to treat religious freedom as a fundamental constitutional right. HF 2437 responds to abuses we saw during COVID, where some states and cities closed churches, but left businesses like movie theaters and casinos open. The House passed a weaker version of the bill earlier this year, but the Senate can still pass a strong bill that would ensure religious freedom is protected in Iowa. Please click here to encourage your Senator to support the Church Freedom bill! And we are continuing to fight the gambling omnibus bill that would allow gambling on video game tournaments and allow gambling in casinos using phone apps that will result in more ways to advertise to, draw in, and addict young gamblers. Thank you for your continued support for The FAMiLY Leader as the legislative session moves into overtime. We will continue representing you at the Capitol no matter how long session may go! For the family, The FAMiLY Leader Team|
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