Recent News – Iowa House Democrats http://iowahouse.org Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:57:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-april-4-wed-april-10/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-april-4-wed-april-10/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:33:12 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28436 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 674        Automated Traffic Enforcement. Establishes traffic camera regulation for local cities and law enforcement (passed House Appropriations 15-9) to House Calendar. HF 756         Federal Block Grants. Allocates Federal block grant appropriations to various State Agencies. (Passed the House 96-0) […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-april-4-wed-april-10/feed/ 0 Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills http://iowahouse.org/second-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/ http://iowahouse.org/second-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:49:04 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28422 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 […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/second-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/feed/ 0 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-28-wed-april-3/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-28-wed-april-3/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 21:22:33 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28420 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 170          Agriculture Extension Offices.  Changes the dates and process for filling vacancies on ag extension councils.  (passed Committee 21-0) to House Calendar SF 548          Land Purchase Prevention. Prohibits the use of non-point source water pollution control projects that […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-28-wed-april-3/feed/ 0 House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization http://iowahouse.org/house-democrats-offer-plan-to-end-medicaid-privatization/ http://iowahouse.org/house-democrats-offer-plan-to-end-medicaid-privatization/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2019 21:09:08 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28407 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 […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/house-democrats-offer-plan-to-end-medicaid-privatization/feed/ 2 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-21-wed-march-27/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-21-wed-march-27/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:53:08 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28403 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed House Ways and Means Committee 25-0) to House Ways and Means Calendar. SF 265          Sale of Mushrooms at Farmers Markets. Allows for the sale of certain times […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-21-wed-march-27/feed/ 0 Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care http://iowahouse.org/inside-the-iowa-house-improving-access-to-health-care/ http://iowahouse.org/inside-the-iowa-house-improving-access-to-health-care/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:18:09 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28411 Last week, I joined several other state lawmakers for a roundtable and public forum in New Hampton, Iowa on the health care crisis we’re facing today.  The goal was to hear from Iowans on the front lines of the health care system about the challenges they face and to develop some ideas on how we […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/inside-the-iowa-house-improving-access-to-health-care/feed/ 0 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-14-wed-march-20/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-14-wed-march-20/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:40:39 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28398 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Honey Creek Bonds.  Code clean-up for the repeal of the Honey Creek Bond Authority as all the bonds have been paid off. (passed Committee 24-0) to House Appropriations Calendar. Commerce HF 426         Insurance Division Bill. Updates […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-14-wed-march-20/feed/ 0 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-7-wed-march-13/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-7-wed-march-13/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:04:06 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28391 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 519          Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally charged. (passed House 65-32) to Governor. HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed committee 21-1) […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-march-7-wed-march-13/feed/ 0 First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills http://iowahouse.org/first-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/ http://iowahouse.org/first-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:02:51 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28367 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 […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/first-funnel-2019-list-of-eligible-bills/feed/ 0 2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6 http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-february-2-wed-march-6/ http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-february-2-wed-march-6/#respond Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:07:09 +0000 http://iowahouse.org/?p=28365 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 28 – Wed. March 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 218      Implements of Husbandry Weight Limit. Raises weight limitations for some implements of husbandry (passed Committee 20-3) to House Calendar HSB 236      Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be […]]]> http://iowahouse.org/2019-weekly-bill-tracking-thurs-february-2-wed-march-6/feed/ 0