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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Des Moines, Iowa — After a video was released featuring a Washington, DC-based, dark money group boasting about secretly lobbying and writing part of the voter bill signed into law in March, two ethics complaints were filed today in the Iowa House of Representatives for breaking Iowa ethics and lobbying laws. “The two ethics complaints filed [...]
“In search of national headlines, Governor Reynolds has thrown common sense out the window and again failed the leadership test. Her decision to end additional assistance to Iowans who lost their job during the pandemic is unconscionable and heartless. It has real consequences for Iowa families who are behind on rent, trying to put food on [...]
Des Moines, Iowa — On the heels of another assault last weekend and the tragic murder of two correctional workers in Anamosa in March, an Iowa lawmakers is calling on Governor Reynolds to take immediate action to improve safety at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. “After the tragic deaths of Lorena Schulte and Robert McFarland just a [...]
On Friday, March 5, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year.