Sunday, May 26, 2019

Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligib ...

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to fina ...

Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care

Last week, I joined several other state lawmakers for a roundtable and public forum in New Hampton, Iowa on the hea ...

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 7 – Wed. February 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 7 – Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and est ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 31 – Wed. February 6

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan. 31 – Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 8              Commercial Animal Establishment License Change.  HF 8 eliminates the requirement to provide an identification number (tax ID or Soci ...

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

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

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 ...

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Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals to fill each judicial selection. Judicial nominees are then chosen from these merit based nominations from the commissions. Judicial no ...

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Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a straight party line vote, the House passed the Majority Report to disenfranchise 29 voters from Winneshiek County in the election cont ...

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GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfranchised voters or any witnesses to testify for the committee before sending a report to the full House. “I’m disappointed that the maj ...

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