Iowa Senate

Dems: Senate Democrats applaud Iowa Chief Justice’s speech

January 11, 2017

Leaders of the Iowa Senate today responded positively to Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady’s annual State of the Judiciary address, and say that proposed cuts by Branstad/Reynolds threaten public safety.

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Opening Day Remarks 2017

January 9, 2017

Good morning.  It is an honor and a privilege to be elected as the new Senate President. And, like all of you, being elected to serve the great people of our state is not a responsibility I take lightly. The first day of every General Assembly is always my favorite day because I am overcome…

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s Opening Day Remarks 2017

January 9, 2017

Today, we embark on a new direction for the State of Iowa. It will be a journey that creates optimism and a stronger financial footing for our great state.

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Dems: 2017 Opening Day Remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg

January 9, 2017

Good morning, Mr. President, Mr. Majority Leader, returning Senate colleagues, new Senate colleagues, Senate staff, family, friends, and fellow Iowans. Today, I want to begin with a few personal observations.  The first is the honor [...]

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Dems: Follow what’s happening in the Iowa Legislature

January 7, 2017

The 2017 session starts Monday, Jan. 9. Here’s how to follow what’s happening.   The Iowa Legislature’s website, where you can track what’s happening with bills: www.legis.iowa.gov   Iowa Senate Democrats caucus website, with events and [...]

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Dems: Statement from Senate State Government Chair on “election integrity” proposals by Iowa Secretary of State

January 5, 2017

As the first-in-the-nation caucus state, Iowa should have the best-in-the-nation election laws. Democrats believe that means Iowa’s elections must be the most accurate, secure and efficient in the country, without disenfranchising a single Iowan. Those values will guide our decisions to support or oppose proposed Republican changes to Iowa's election laws.

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Dems: Iowa Legislative Leaders, Governor Branstad Pre-Session Interviews with Iowa Reporters (Video)

January 5, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Associated Press organized a pre-session news conference with with the leaders of the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad. The meetings were livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats' Facebook Page.

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Dems: Hogg: Iowans must be assured that there are safe, secure environments at every Iowa facility

January 4, 2017

(Des Moines) Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg has released the following response to news that clients were mistreated at the Glenwood State Resource Center. “Abuse is never acceptable. This is especially worrisome because families in [...]

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Dems: Pre-session listening tour: Mason City, Waterloo, Davenport, DeWitt, Ottumwa, Anamosa

December 31, 2016

Legislative Democrats are holding six listening sessions to begin our 2017 outreach. We'll be stopping Jan. 3-6 in Mason City, Waterloo, Davenport, DeWitt, Ottumwa and Anamosa. Throughout the year, we hope to meet with Iowans across our state. We want ...

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Dems: MEDIA ADVISORY – News Conference: Iowa legislative leaders to preview 2017 session in Mason City

December 30, 2016

Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman will be joined by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg and House Democratic Leader Mark Smith for a news conference to discuss the upcoming 2017 Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:30 am....

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