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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

February 14, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 7 – Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and estab...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

February 7, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan. 31 – Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 8              Commercial Animal Establishment License Change.  HF 8 eliminates the requirement to provide an identification number (tax ID or...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

February 6, 2019
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and address some of the challenges facing our state. As the Leader of Iowa House Democrats, our caucus is proposing several ideas this year t...

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Dems: Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

February 5, 2019
Dems: Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals to fill each judicial selection. Judicial nominees are then chosen from these merit based nominations from the commissions. Judicial nomi...

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Dems: Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

January 28, 2019
Dems: Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a straight party line vote, the House passed the Majority Report to disenfranchise 29 voters from Winneshiek County in the election contes...

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Dems: GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

January 23, 2019
Dems: GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfranchised voters or any witnesses to testify for the committee before sending a report to the full House. “I’m disappointed that the major...

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Dems: Opening Day Remarks; House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard

January 14, 2019
Dems: Opening Day Remarks; House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard

Below are Iowa House Leader Todd Prichard's Opening Remarks for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session. Good morning, Madam Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the Iowa House. We are assembled here today at the start of the 2019 legislative session ...

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Dems: Iowa House Democrats Committee Assignments Announced

December 7, 2018
Dems: Iowa House Democrats Committee Assignments Announced

Today, House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard announced committee assignments for 2019 Legislative Session: http://iowahouse.org/pdf/2019CommitteeAssignments-byCommittee.pdf http://iowahouse.org/pdf/2019CommitteeAssignments-byMember.pdf

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Dems: Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

November 17, 2018
Dems: Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new leader of Iowa House Democrats. Rep. Jo Oldson of Des Moines was elected...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

October 24, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every year in Iowa.  That money is big part of Iowa’s economy and the promise...

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