Iowa Senate

Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

New rules being pushed through by Senate Republicans would eliminate the requirement that subcommittees be open to the public and that notification of the meetings go out 24 hours in advance. These changes are a shameful, deliberate attempt to cut more back-room deals and keep taxpayers in the dark about what they are doing.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

We are concerned that for the past two years, the Governor and legislative Republicans have pushed everyday Iowans to the back of the line. Republicans have allowed millionaires, big corporations and out-of-state MCOs to cut to the front of the line. Our goal this session is improve the lives of everyday Iowans. 

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver’s Opening Remarks 2019

January 14, 2019

"We will continue to challenge the status quo and continue to push reforms that will keep us as the Number One state in the nation."

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Dems: Opening Day remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen

January 14, 2019

It is an honor to be part of a team of people who have such a heart for public service. I promise to listen, to learn and to fight for bluer skies in Iowa’s future.

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GOP: Senate President Charles Schneider’s Opening Remarks 2019

January 14, 2019

"I look forward to working with all of you to continue the success of our state."

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Dems: UPDATED: 2019 Iowa Senate Democratic Committee Assignments

January 13, 2019

Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released updated committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. The 88th General Assembly will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019.

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Dems: Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

December 13, 2018

"These lackluster figures (December's revenue projections) are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans."

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Dems: Senator-Elect Smith meets 2019 Intern Shelby Young

December 12, 2018
Dems: Senator-Elect Smith meets 2019 Intern Shelby Young

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Senator-Elect Jackie Smith of Sioux City attended an orientation for new members of the Iowa House and Senate at Iowa Statehouse. Newly elected Democratic and Republican legislators met [...]

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Dems: 2019 Iowa Senate Democratic Committee Assignments

December 7, 2018

DES MOINES– Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. “Democratic Senators are committed to working with the Governor and Republican legislators [...]

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Dems: Health policy oversight committee data

November 30, 2018

Nov 30, meeting of Health Policy Oversight Committee.  Facebook livestream of meeting: http://bit.ly/2QuQ1VJ      

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