Iowa Senate

GOP: Senate Republicans Reelect Whitver, Schneider to Lead Caucus

November 9, 2018

Senate Republicans reelected Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, as Majority Leader and Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, as President of the Iowa Senate for the 88th General Assembly.

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Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

October 30, 2018
Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

A Northwest Iowa legislator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum, State Senator Jim Carlin of Sioux City proposed rationing health care for Medicaid recipients, saying lawmakers should "look into limiting the number of doctor visits" by people on Medicaid.

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Dems: Iowa workers vote for strong unions

October 29, 2018

Our friends and neighbors across the state who work every day to teach our kids, keep our families and communities safe, and protect the most vulnerable Iowans need to have a voice in the workplace. Iowans depend on their voices being heard.

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Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45 (Updated 10/26/18)

October 26, 2018
Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45  (Updated 10/26/18)

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45: The bill directs each retirement system to submit a plan to create an alternative defined contribution plan to the public retirement systems committee by October 1, 2018. This is a bad bill – built on a bad idea. While Senate File 45 would get rid of all…

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Dems: HWY 20 shows the promise of rural Iowa investments

October 18, 2018
Dems: HWY 20 shows the promise of rural Iowa investments

"Safe, efficient roads for Iowans, travelers and commerce have been top priorities over my last eight years on the Senate Transportation Committee. We’ve accomplished a lot in that time through bipartisan efforts focused on making Iowa the best place to live, work and do business."

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Dems: Statement on latest revenue estimates

October 16, 2018

The fiscal mismanagement by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is like a slow train wreck for everyday Iowans. It’s no wonder that Iowans are clamoring for new leadership that will put their needs ahead of the self-interest of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires.

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Dems: Statement on latest revenue estimates

October 16, 2018

The fiscal mismanagement by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is like a slow train wreck for everyday Iowans. It’s no wonder that Iowans are clamoring for new leadership that will put their needs ahead of the self-interest of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires.

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Dems: Appropriations Ranking Member on year-end balance

September 26, 2018

The Governor is cheering today because there's still money in the state's bank account. That would be great news if she and the Republican-controlled Legislature hadn't slashed funding for job training and higher education, reduced protections for seniors and other vulnerable Iowans, and made health care less accessible for thousand of Iowans.

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Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

September 23, 2018
Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016. Mental illness, economic hardship, relationship problems, [...]

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Dems: Statement from Sen. Pam Jochum on passing of Sarah Jochum, her daughter

August 31, 2018
Dems: Statement from Sen. Pam Jochum on passing of Sarah Jochum, her daughter

“As we mourn Sarah’s passing, our family is also celebrating the impact that Sarah had for 41 years on our lives and the lives of so many Iowans. Sarah taught all of us about unconditional love. Sarah loved everyone and touched so many hearts."

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