Iowa Senate

Dems: Senate Dem Leader’s 2018 session closing remarks

May 8, 2018

Senate Republicans leaders said their agenda was simple: “KICK THE DOOR IN!” Unfortunately, Iowans are already feeling the consequences of having the door kicked in on them. The Republican-controlled legislature and Governor Reynolds did a lot of bad things to good people this session.

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GOP: Closing Remarks from Senate President Charles Schneider

May 5, 2018

One of the main reasons I ran for office was to transform our state from one that continues to lose people and wealth to other states into one that is a magnet for both jobs and the people to fill that demand.

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GOP: Closing Remarks from Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver

May 5, 2018

Iowa families deserve to have more of their hard-earned money in their pockets. Though it took 20 years to fulfill our pledge, we leave here today able to say we accomplished what we set out to do this General Assembly.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on passage of GOP tax scheme

May 5, 2018

Republicans passed a tax giveaway bill today that gives most of the benefits to out-of-state companies and millionaires.  It’s a bad deal for most Iowans. It will raise property taxes and result in cuts to health care, job creation, education and other services.

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Reynolds signing extreme abortion restrictions

May 4, 2018

In the past two years, Governor Reynolds and other the Republican-controlled Legislature have made our state more dangerous for Iowa women. Instead of improving health care access for women, Governor Reynolds and the Republican-controlled Legislature have pushed through policies that put more women at risk.

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Dems: Commerce Committee Report – week 17, 2018

May 4, 2018

SF 2311 – Public utilities; HF 2234 – Foreclosure timeline.    FLOOR ACTION: SF 2311 significantly deregulates gas and electric public utilities in Iowa. It removes or restricts oversight by the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) [...]

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Dems: What’s it like to be a Senate page?

May 3, 2018

"I have always been interested in politics, so I was thrilled when I discovered there is a way to get involved at a young age. I believe that it's important to gain real-world experience in a career field before deciding to go into it.... I hoped being a page would help me figure out if…

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Dems: Government Oversight Committee Report – Week 17, 2018

May 3, 2018

HF 2475­ – Small change to the ethics and regulation of lobbyists and gifts; HF 2488 – Provides a temporary permit to practice cosmetology.    FLOOR ACTION: HF 2475 concerns the ethics and regulation of [...]

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Dems: Human Resources Committee Report – week 17, 2018

May 2, 2018

SF 359 – Fetal tissue and six-week abortion ban; HF 2377 – Opioid tracking.    FLOOR ACTION: SF 359 makes all cells and tissues external to the fetal body (cord blood) exceptions to “fetal body [...]

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