Iowa Senate Democrats

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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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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Dems: Labor & Business Relations Committee Report – Week 17, 2018

April 30, 2018

SF 2353 – WIOA federal conformity    FLOOR ACTION: SF 2353 confirms Iowa Code to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The bill adds definitions; makes changes to the conflict of [...]

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Dems: Local Government Committee Report – Week 16, 2018

April 30, 2018

SF 2227 – County resolution publication    FLOOR ACTION: SF 2227 requires county auditors to print either a summary of all resolutions or the complete text of resolutions adopted by a board of supervisors. The [...]

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