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Beyond the Proclamation Message from Iowa Legislative Black Caucus

By |2021-03-04T11:13:19-05:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

Beyond the Proclamation Message from Iowa Legislative Black Caucus Representatives Ras Smith, Ruth Ann Gaines, Ako Abdul-Samad, Ross Wilburn, and Phyllis Thede Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Legislative Black Caucus hosted a virtual press conference this morning. Caucus Chair, Rep. Ras Smith shared a statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ Black History Month proclamation and [...]

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER TODD PRICHARD ON REYNOLDS’ FAILED COVID RESPONSE

By |2021-02-05T19:09:54-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

“Just as Iowa hit the grim milestone of 5,000 COVID deaths this week, Governor Reynolds is doubling down on her failed COVID response. It’s both reckless and tragic. This is failed leadership. We all want to get life back to normal and the fastest way to do that is to follow the guidelines from the CDC [...]

House Minority Leader Calls on Speaker to Remove Rep. Fisher from Committee Chair Post 

By |2021-01-22T15:39:52-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

In a letter sent to House Republican Leaders, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard has called on Speaker Pat Grassley to remove State Rep. Dean Fisher of Tama County from his role as Chair of the House Environmental Protection Committee and be stripped of his committee assignments. Prichard’s insistence follows a series of false and threatening [...]

Build Back Iowa

By |2021-03-02T11:54:34-05:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, Featured, News, Recent News|

The 2021 Legislative Session must stay focused on long-term pandemic recovery efforts to get Iowa’s economy rolling again.  Our Build Back Iowa plan will provide relief and help families, small businesses, students, and our dedicated health care workers recover.  House Democrats are ready to work together to get the pandemic under control and provide the balanced, [...]

House Democrats Propose Rule Changes for Enhanced Transparency, Safety During Session

By |2021-01-19T17:21:43-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

Democratic lawmakers today proposed changes to House rules to make the Iowa legislature safer and more transparent to the general public. “There’s no need to put the public, lawmakers, or employees at higher risk because House Republican leadership chooses to ignore public health guidelines. Everyone in the Capitol should be wearing a mask, just as every [...]

Des Moines State Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines Honored with Hoover Presidential Foundation Uncommon Public Service Award

By |2021-01-13T09:32:23-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News|

Today, in the Iowa House Representatives, State Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines (D-Polk) was awarded the Uncommon Public Service Award by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation for her service to the people of Iowa that has gone above and beyond legislative responsibilities. “I am proud to receive this award from the Hoover Presidential Foundation. I hope the [...]

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