What does “ funnel week ” mean in Iowa politics?

What does `` funnel week '' mean in Iowa politics?

Monday marked the start of “funnel week” when Iowa lawmakers make their final efforts to get their bills through the legislative process.

Author: Zach Sommers, Ryan Scott, Hollie Schlesselman

Posted on: 6:28 PM CST March 1, 2021

Update: 6:28 p.m. CST March 1, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Monday marked the first day of funnel week at the Iowa State Capitol, but what does “funnel week” mean?

This is a process of elimination where only the most supported bills can be passed, allowing the legislative process to move forward.

By Friday, all bills must be voted on out of their Senate and House committees and sent to the plenary hall. Bills that don’t get out of committee are essentially dead, which means lawmakers won’t have a chance to vote on them.

This means that bills that you may have heard of and reacted strongly to may have no chance of becoming law.

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