Saturday, February 16, 2019

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

2015 Legislative Session: Opening Day Comments Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Good morning Mr. Speaker. Good morning distinguished members of the Iowa House. Let me welco ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

    Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population.  We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capital ...

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House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

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 ar ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-8-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-8-14

After a few days of overtime, the 2014 legislative session wrapped up work in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 1st.   As I expressed on opening day, I had hoped that this ...

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

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

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 trai ...

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End of Session Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

End of Session Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today marks the end of my first legislative session as Democratic Leader. I want to begin by saying that every day I have appreciated this great honor. Fur ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-22-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-22-14

  The 2014 legislative session is scheduled to end Tuesday, April 22nd but it's unlikely we'll finish up on time this year. The pressure for adjournment will ramp up signific ...

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