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Terry Branstad's Public Statements

Full Name: Terry E. Branstad
Office: Governor (IA), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Christine; 3 Children: Eric, Allison, Marcus
Birth Date: 11/17/1946
Birth Place: Leland, IA
Home City: Boone, IA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
May 1, 2012 Branstad to Lead Trade Mission to Chile and Brazil this July
April 30, 2012 Branstad and Reynolds Highlight Conservation Activities Across Iowa During Soil and Water Conservation Week
April 27, 2012 Branstad and Reynolds Applaud the Withdrawal of Prime Example of Federal Regulatory Overreach
April 16, 2012 Lt. Gov. Reynolds Announces New StartupIowa Initiative
April 9, 2012 Branstad Encourages Party to Come Together and Support Mitt Romney
April 9, 2012 Branstad/Reynolds Administration Encourages Participation in "The Meaning of Homeownership Contest" Hosted by the Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Association of Realtors®
April 2, 2012 Letter to Fellow Governors and Lieutenant Governors
March 30, 2012 Letter to Superintendents
March 28, 2012 Coalition of Governors Joins Forces to Support U.S. Beef Industry; the Coalition to Conduct a Beef Plant Tour at BPI Tomorrow
March 6, 2012 Branstad Vows to Fight Cuts to Iowa Air National Guard
March 5, 2012 Hearing of the Iowa State Legislature - Education Reform
Feb. 24, 2012 Gov. Branstad Addresses Urban Institute Education Panel in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 16, 2012 Gov. Branstad's Remarks at USDA Agriculture Symposium
Feb. 15, 2012 Gov. Terry Branstad's Toast to Vice President Xi Jinping and the Long-Lasting Friendship Between Iowa and China
Feb. 2, 2012 Gov. Branstad Pleased Department of Labor Rethinking Onerous Regulation on Farmers
Jan. 24, 2012 Gov. Branstad Announces Identification of $50 Million in Road Use Tax Fund Efficiencies
Jan. 23, 2012 Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds Welcome Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to Iowa
Jan. 10, 2012 Iowa Condition of the State Address 2012
Jan. 6, 2012 Branstad-Reynolds Administration Unveils Final Recommendations for World-Class Schools
Jan. 1, 2012 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript
Dec. 23, 2011 Branstad, Reynolds Announce IRS Approval of Housing Relief for Those Affected by Missouri River Flood
Dec. 22, 2011 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Dec. 13, 2011 Iowa post office closures delayed after Gov. Branstad calls for moratorium
Dec. 5, 2011 Survey Results Show Broad Consensus on Reform Goals Put forward by Branstad, Reynolds
Nov. 4, 2011 Gov. Branstad Announces Iowa's Withdrawal from Missouri River Association of States and Tribes
Nov. 3, 2011 Gov. Branstad, Sec. Northey Call on U.S. Labor Department to Extend Comment Period on Regulations Regarding Young People in Agriculture
Oct. 17, 2011 Letter to Members of the US House and US Senate Missouri River Working Groups
Oct. 7, 2011 Governor Branstad Appeals FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance
Oct. 3, 2011 Branstad-Reynolds Administration's Blueprint Unveils Vision for Iowa's Education Remodel
Sept. 1, 2011 Gov. Branstad Encourages Postmaster General to Consider Numerous Options to Close Budget Gap
Aug. 29, 2011 Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds Announce State Partnership with Google to Assist Iowa Businesses Online
Aug. 22, 2011 FEMA Activates Remaining Permanent Work Categories for the Public Assistance Program for Counties Affected by Missouri River Flood
Aug. 19, 2011 Letter to The Honorable John McHugh Secretary of the Army
Aug. 18, 2011 Governors Applaud Plan to Coordinate State and Federal Military Responses During
Aug. 5, 2011 Iowa Federal Assistance Denied, Branstad Vows Appeal to FEMA
Aug. 1, 2011 Gov. Branstad to Lead Economic Development Trip to Chicago; Stresses Need for Property Tax Reform
July 27, 2011 Gov. Branstad requests President Obama to declare Major Disaster for Public Assistance
July 26, 2011 Gov. Branstad's Closing Remarks at Iowa Education Summit
July 26, 2011 Gov. Branstad Signs Executive Order 74; Creates Governor's STEM Advisory Council
June 30, 2011 Gov. Branstad Issues Statement on Close of 2011 Session
June 27, 2011 President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster for Six Iowa Counties
June 18, 2011 Gov. Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for Six Iowa Counties
June 15, 2011 Negotiations Take Step Back as Senate Democrats Continue Push to Spend More Money
June 12, 2011 Branstad Focuses on Creating Jobs in Iowa, Stresses Property Tax Reform Will Occur this Legislative Session
May 31, 2011 Lt. Gov. Reynolds to Lead Upcoming Trade Mission, Branstad Remains to Negotiate Budget
May 27, 2011 Senate Democrats Walk Away from Budget Negotiations; Decide to Abandon Critical Work of the Legislature; Avoid Work Iowans Sent Them Here to Do
May 23, 2011 Gov. Branstad Co-Writes Letter to Washington Leaders; Urges President Obama and Congress to Expand Trade to Grow Iowa's Economy
May 9, 2011 Branstad, Reynolds Tax Plan Prevents Looming $1.3 Billion Property Tax Hike
May 6, 2011 President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster Declaration for Six Iowa Counties
May 2, 2011 Gov. Branstad Issues Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden
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