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Inside the Iowa House – Keeping Kids Safe in School

KEEPING KIDS SAFE IN SCHOOL It’s the first week of school, normally a time of excitement and anticipation. And while kids all over the state headed back into the classroom this week, another emotion is common in families - concern. While we had all hoped this pandemic would be well over by now, the reality is COVID cases are rising [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Recent News|0 Comments

Inside the Iowa House – Let Me Introduce Myself

Greetings from the Iowa Statehouse! My name is Jennifer Konfrst, and I’m proud to serve as the newest Iowa House Minority Leader. I’m glad to have this opportunity to introduce myself and share a little about my priorities. This year’s House Democratic Caucus is the only majority-female caucus at the Iowa State Capitol, and I’m honored to be the first [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

New Laws Take Effect July 1 

Dozens of new laws will take effect on July 1, the start of the state of the state's fiscal year.  Below are a few highlights by committee. Agriculture SF 231 - Allows any student with a special minor’s license, more commonly known as a school permit, whose parents or guardians own a farm or is employed on a farm to [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Konfrst Elected As Iowa House Minority Leader

State Representative Jennifer Konfrst of Windsor Heights was elected to be the new Iowa House Minority Leader on Monday evening. Rep. Konfrst was the House Minority Whip during the 2021 legislative session and was elected to the top leadership post after Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City stepped down last month. “I’m honored to earn the trust of my colleagues [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Prichard Steps Down as House Minority Leader

State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City announced today that he will be stepping down as the Iowa House Minority Leader.  Prichard served as leader for three legislative sessions and House Democrats will choose another leader on June 14th, 2021. “It’s been a great honor to serve as leader of the Iowa House Democrats the last three years. After conversations [...]

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Statement from House Democratic Whip Jennifer Konfrst on Bomb-making Materials Found in Anamosa State Penitentiary

"The Governor’s continuous failures of leadership put more lives at risk every day. After the murders of Lorena Schulte and Robert McFarland in March and another staff assault in April, the bomb materials found in an inmate’s cell prove the Governor has still not taken the decisive action necessary to keep the staff and inmates safe in Anamosa. At every [...]

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|0 Comments
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