Iowa House Democrats

Dems: Rep. John Forbes Appointed as Ranking Member of Health and Human Services Budget

September 9, 2019

House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard announced today the appointment of State Representative John Forbes of Urbandale as the Ranking Member on the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. Representative Forbes will be replacing former Re...

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Dems: New Ames Representative Ross Wilburn Sworn in to Iowa House

September 6, 2019

Ross Wilburn of Ames was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives by fellow Ames State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell on Friday afternoon in a special ceremony at the State Capitol. “I’m honored and humbled to be the next State R...

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Dems: New Ames Representative Ross Wilburn Sworn in to Iowa House

September 6, 2019

Ross Wilburn of Ames was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives by fellow Ames State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell on Friday afternoon in a special ceremony at the State Capitol. “I’m honored and humbled to be the next State R...

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Dems: Ross Wilburn Wins Special Election in Story County

August 7, 2019

Ross Wilburn of Ames won election to the Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday night in Story County. The special election was called after former State Representative Lisa Heddens of Ames resigned to take a seat on the Story County Board of Supervi...

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Dems: High School Students Encouraged to Serve as Iowa Legislative Pages

August 6, 2019

The Iowa Legislature is looking for high school students to learn more about the legislative process by applying to serve as a Legislative Page in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2020 legislative session. Legislative Pages provide invaluable ...

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Dems: House Democrats Call for Immediate Oversight Hearing on Foxhoven Illegal Action Claim

July 22, 2019

Des Moines, IA -- State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines, Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee submitted a formal letter to the House Oversight Committee to open an investigation into the forced resignation of former Department of Human Servic...

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Dems: Next Steps in the Fight for Iowa Medical Cannabis Reforms

July 1, 2019

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program say they will keep fighting for reforms overwhelmingly vetoed by Governor Reynolds. “Representative Forbes and I called on our colleagues to join us in calling fo...

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Dems: Ross Wilburn Wins Democratic Nomination for Special Election in Ames

June 29, 2019

Ross Wilburn was selected by local Democrats today to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the special election set for Tuesday, August 6 in Story County.  The special election was called after former State Representative Lisa Heddens ...

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Dems: New Laws Starting July 1

June 28, 2019

A host of new laws will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year. A number of bi-partisan bills were passed during the 2019 Legislative Session designed to protect Iowans.  In an effort to curb the abuse of opioids in Iowa, a new...

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Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

April 11, 2019
Dems: 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 674        Automated Traffic Enforcement. Establishes traffic camera regulation for local cities and law enforcement (passed House Appropriation...

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