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Fifty Percent of Seats in Democratic Caucus Held by Women

By |2015-02-18T11:13:43-06:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

The House Democrats are pleased to have almost fifty percent of the caucus made up by women for the 2015 Legislative Session. This is a record of 20 women in the caucus, and 25 total in the Iowa House. The women of the Iowa House include; Back Row: Representative Lisa Heddens of Ames, Representative Jo Oldson [...]

Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

By |2015-02-10T13:40:17-06:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. A vibrant ag economy is critical to a strong economy and creating jobs in communities across Iowa. The legislature must  work together to repopulate those areas, while capitalizing on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve the [...]

House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T15:33:58-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Iowa House Democrats outlined their agenda to grow Iowa’s middle class and re-vitalize rural Iowa during the 2015 legislative session. The Democrats’ plan focuses on five major areas – boosting the middle class; building Iowa’s skilled workforce; re-vitalizing rural Iowa; preserving Iowa’s land and water; and protecting seniors, vulnerable Iowans and children. “House Democrats will work [...]

Close of the 2014 Session, Missed Opportunities for the Middle Class

By |2014-05-02T10:57:11-06:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2014 legislative session today and made some progress this year to grow Iowa’s middle class. Working together, the legislature continued key job training initiatives and expanded apprenticeship opportunities to boost our skilled workforce and help Iowans land a good job. They also were able to freeze tuition at our state universities [...]

Iowa Lawmakers to ALEC: We are not Members

By |2014-01-09T09:13:06-06:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , |

Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) sent a letter to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) today denouncing ALEC’s claim that all members of the Iowa Legislature are members of their organization. “Last year, all 47 Democratic members of the Iowa House informed the Chief Clerk of the Iowa House that no dues or fees [...]

National Guard Addresses Legislature

By |2012-01-18T16:56:57-06:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The commander of the Iowa National Guard, Timothy Orr, addressed a special joint session of the Iowa Legislature today for the annual Condition of the Guard address. Here is the latest from the Cedar Rapids Gazzette- As the challenges of the past 10 years – including its largest deployment since World War II — new challenges [...]

Dems Fill 90 Seats on Filing Deadline

By |2008-03-17T09:30:15-06:00March 17th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , |

Democratic candidates have filed in 90 of the 100 House Districts for the upcoming 2008 elections.  House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque said he was optimistic about the opportunity to expand the Democrat’s majority based on the strong slate of candidates. Murphy also said House Democrats have the edge in message, organization and fundraising. Here are a few highlights: Iowans know they [...]

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