Iowa Senate

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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Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

August 29, 2018
Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

In a video released Sunday, AJ+ looks at “what happens when a state puts a crucial social safety net in the hands of for-profit companies.” It’s a devastating report on Iowa's Medicaid privatization that features Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, as well as Iowans who are suffering under the #MedicaidMess.

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on passing of Congressman Boswell

August 21, 2018
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on passing of Congressman Boswell

Leonard Boswell served the state of Iowa and our nation with distinction. He fought hard for his constituents and for the best interest of the state that he loved. He supported expanding access to affordable health care, providing better service to our veterans, and making higher education affordable for working Iowan families.

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Dems: Two new laws will help protect your credit

July 10, 2018

Credit reporting agencies can no longer charge fees when you freeze checks on your credit reports, and tougher penalties are now in place for criminals who use technology to steal your credit card.

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Dems: Proposal to close UI Labor Center is “latest gut punch” to Iowa workers

July 10, 2018

I am deeply disappointed at the proposed closure the UI Labor Center. This proposal is the latest gut punch to Iowa workers and their families. This is a terrible time to even consider closing the UI Labor Center.

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