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Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

By |2015-01-13T17:36:16-05:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

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 welcome the new members of this body and welcome back all of you who have served before. First, let me say I’m humbled to be leader of the House Democratic [...]

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

By |2014-10-24T13:57:08-05:00October 24th, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

    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 capitalize on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve the quality of life.  In 2012, Iowa conducted a survey about internet access and the availability [...]

House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T15:33:58-05:00September 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 [...]

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

By |2014-05-08T12:40:53-05:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

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 legislative session would improve public schools and early childhood education, create a better environment for quality jobs, and reduce taxes for families [...]

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

By |2014-05-02T10:57:11-05:00May 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 [...]

End of Session Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

By |2014-05-02T10:23:57-05:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

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. Further, I want to thank the members of my caucus; I could not be more proud of the work we did this session. I also [...]

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

By |2014-04-23T09:51:30-05:00April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , |

  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 significantly this week because the pay for legislators also stops on Tuesday, which means we’ll be working on our own dime until we adjourn for the year.  [...]

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