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Veterans Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, January 18th

By |2012-01-12T10:59:38-05:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , , |

The annual Veterans Day at the Capitol is coming up on Wednesday, January 18th. All service members, veterans, and their families are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The day will give Iowans concerned about veteran’s issues a chance to meet with their legislators and other veterans. The Iowa Veterans Coalition sponsors the Day at the Capitol, [...]

House Democrats React to Governor's Condition of the State Address

By |2012-01-10T14:10:48-05:00January 10th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Terry Branstad delivered the annual Condition of the State address in a joint session of the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday.  Democrats joined the Governor's call for bi-partisan on job creation and helping small businesses.  In the photo below, State Representative John Wittneben of Estherville was one of the legislators who escorted Governor Branstad to the [...]

2012 Session Opens; Jobs Top Priority

By |2012-01-09T12:46:27-05:00January 9th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The 2012 Legislative Session convened today at the State Capitol in Des Moines.  House Democrats vowed to work together with Republicans to help create good-paying jobs and grow Iowa's middle class. Here is the opening day speech from House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, Ladies, and Gentleman of the House. Welcome [...]

Democrats to Focus on Good-Paying Jobs and Economic Security

By |2012-01-05T14:41:02-05:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House and Senate leaders toured the state this week to talk about the 2012 legislative session which begins on January 9th in Des Moines. With stops in Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal laid out the Democratic agenda for the 2012 session [...]

Muhlbauer Appointed to Leadership Post for Agriculture & Natural Resources

By |2011-11-07T13:39:41-05:00November 7th, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Agriculture, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

State Representative Dan Muhlbauer of Crawford County as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “As a life-long family farmer, Rep. Muhlbauer knows the critical role that agriculture plays in growing our economy and revitalizing rural communities.  He is passionate about agriculture and making sure that rural [...]

Hall to Help Lead House Job Creation Efforts

By |2011-11-04T08:59:13-05:00November 4th, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , |

State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the House Economic Development Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “Rep. Hall is committed to creating new opportunities and bringing good-paying jobs to Sioux City and across our state.  Working with the head of the new Economic Development Authority [...]

Running-Marquardt Elected to Leadership Post

By |2011-11-03T08:42:41-05:00November 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Recent News|Tags: |

State Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt of Cedar Rapids has been selected by her colleagues to serve as an Assistant Democratic Leader in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2012 legislative session. “Rep. Running-Marquardt will be a great addition to the leadership team in the House and I know she will make sure the hardworking people of [...]

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