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The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes "enforcement-only" immigration legislation. While we seek to maintain our values and safety, we must also exercise compassion in assisting and continuing to "welcome the stranger."   The ICC reviews immigration policies with these...
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The Iowa Catholic Conference supports an increase in the state's minimum wage, currently set at $7.25. So far, the only legislation moving on this issue would forbid cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own. The minimum wage in Iowa has fallen behind...
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A bill to restrict abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization, Senate File 471, passed the Iowa Senate on March 14 by a vote of 32-17. The bill now is in the House for consideration.   One purpose of Senate File 471 is to update the Iowa Code to reflect the advances...
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The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes House File 517. The bill passed the House 58-39 and is now in the Senate Judiciary Committee.   The Catholic Church has been a consistent voice for the promotion of peace at home and around the world and a strong advocate for the...
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