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

By |2021-01-22T15:39:52-06:00January 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 |2021-01-21T10:54:55-06:00January 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 |2021-01-19T17:21:43-06:00January 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 |2021-01-13T09:32:23-06:00January 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 [...]

Iowa House Democrats Announce Committee Assignments for 2021

By |2020-12-17T10:27:46-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Today, House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard announced committee assignments for 2021 Legislative Session. Below are the assignments by committee: https://iowahouse.org/pdf/2021CommitteeAssignments-byCommittee.pdf   Below are the assignments by ,mem Ako Abdul-Samad International Relations-RM, Environmental Protection, Ethics, Local Government, Public Safety, Administration and Regulation Budget Marti Anderson Justice Systems Budget-RM, Environmental Protection, Human Resources, Public Safety Liz Bennett Economic [...]

Statement from Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, on REC Meeting

By |2020-12-17T09:23:54-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

Statement from Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, on REC Meeting “Factors below the surface tell us more about Iowa’s economy than the REC’s status quo revenue projections. Iowa has regained just half of the jobs lost due to COVID, and some individuals have dropped out of the workforce for reasons like [...]

Lawmaker: Horrific Allegations in Tyson Wrongful Death Lawsuit Require Reynolds To Stop Hiding Her Role During the Crisis  

By |2020-11-20T15:01:01-06:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Waterloo, Iowa -- In light of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods this week, State Rep. Ras Smith of Waterloo called on Governor Kim Reynolds to stop hiding the role her administration played during the COVID crisis at Tyson last spring. “I’m outraged by allegations in the Tyson lawsuit filed this week, but not [...]

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