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Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

By |2019-04-08T11:55:24-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year. Click to see the full [...]

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

By |2019-04-01T16:09:08-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to finally end Medicaid privatization and put Iowans back in charge of health care. “Enough is enough. With 425,000 Iowans facing another disruption in their health care, it’s time for the Iowa Legislature to act now and end Medicaid privatization.  [...]

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

By |2019-03-11T10:38:45-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year. Click to see the full [...]

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

By |2019-03-06T10:28:30-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After hearing from Iowans frustrated by the growing influence of special interests in the Legislature, lawmakers developed the agenda for the legislative session to put everyday Iowans back at the front of the line again. In recent years, the Governor and [...]

Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

By |2019-02-26T09:15:51-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that is fair, impartial, and non-partisan.  The system was put in place in 1962 when our Iowa Constitution was updated to require vacancies in Iowa courts be selected by the Governor from qualified lists of nominees [...]

Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

By |2019-02-06T12:10:17-05:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and address some of the challenges facing our state. As the Leader of Iowa House Democrats, our caucus is proposing several ideas this year that will improve the lives of everyday Iowans. First, we need to make health care [...]

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