Iowa Senate Democrats

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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Dems: Dem Leaders: Labor Center will close because of misplaced GOP priorities

July 10, 2018

This is not the first negative consequence of Republican fiscal mismanagement. The Republican budgets for our three universities have already raised tuition on working families.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on passing of former Governor Bob Ray

July 9, 2018

Governor Ray was a model leader who served with style, courage and humility to make our state a better place. He strengthened worker rights, made Iowa a welcoming state for immigrants and refugees, expanded voter rights, cleaned up the environment, and improved opportunities for working Iowa families to improve their lives.

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Dems: What do you know about the Fourth of July?

June 30, 2018

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Dems: More Medicaid mess: Iowans lose access to dental care

June 29, 2018

The Medicaid privatization disaster is getting even worse with the decision by UI's College of Dentistry to stop taking new adult Medicaid patients. Oral health is the number one unmet need in Iowa adults.

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