Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

Dems: GOP blocked protections for vulnerable seniors; Pandemic intensified damage

July 10, 2020

The Republican majority in the Senate failed to move a bill that called for minimum help for our state’s elderly in long-term care facilities. The pandemic has laid bare that under-funding in times of crisis can kill.

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Dems: 2020 Session Wrap-up

June 14, 2020

A quick list of the good, the bad and the ugly bills of the 2020 legislative session.

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Dems: Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on passage of Criminal Justice Reforms

June 11, 2020

Iowans are calling for social and racial justice. Senate Democrats are ready to make that a reality, and we are so happy to make a first step today in a bipartisan manner.

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Dems: Boulton: Solutions to racial injustice must be new

June 5, 2020

Our city, state, and nation are struggling with what is broken in our society. Racial injustice isn’t new, but our solutions absolutely must be. We have seen powerful, poignant moments. A peaceful, massive assembly has inspired new conversations. It al...

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Dems: Wahls: Addressing Iowa’s stresses before session ends

June 4, 2020

The Iowa Legislature has resumed the 2020 session. Over the next two weeks, I hope we will: ** Pass a balanced budget based on the latest revenue estimates. ** Fight for the needs of Iowans, businesses and communities impacted by the coronavirus pandem...

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Dems: Wahls: Addressing Iowa’s stresses before session ends

June 4, 2020

The Iowa Legislature has resumed the 2020 session. Over the next two weeks, I hope we will: ** Pass a balanced budget based on the latest revenue estimates. ** Fight for the needs of Iowans, businesses and communities impacted by the coronavirus pandem...

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Dems: Petersen: We can take immediate steps to end racial disparities

June 3, 2020

Iowans and Americans everywhere are coming together to say “enough is enough.” It’s time that our actions condemn hate and racism. It’s time that our actions advance equality and justice for all.

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Dems: Petersen: We can take immediate steps to end racial disparities

June 3, 2020

Iowans and Americans everywhere are coming together to say “enough is enough.” It’s time that our actions condemn hate and racism. It’s time that our actions advance equality and justice for all.

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Dems: Mathis, Sweeney: Forgive Medicare Loans

June 2, 2020

Hospitals and other healthcare providers accessed advanced payments through the CARES Act Medicare Loan Fund to bridge losses. Loan forgiveness is vitally important and is much more critical now, given the fact that hospital losses have far exceeded th...

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Dems: Mathis, Sweeney: Forgive Medicare Loans

June 2, 2020

Hospitals and other healthcare providers accessed advanced payments through the CARES Act Medicare Loan Fund to bridge losses. Loan forgiveness is vitally important and is much more critical now, given the fact that hospital losses have far exceeded th...

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