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Now Hiring Communications Interns for 2020 Session

By |2019-11-19T10:04:58-06:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: 2020 Session Information, Recent News|

Communications Internship Democratic Caucus – Iowa House of Representatives Description: Interns will work directly with Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. See full brochure here! They will assist the communications director and deputy director in a variety of activities including: -Press release production [...]

2020 Session Must Fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” Medical Cannabis Program

By |2019-11-20T11:07:45-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

2020 Session Must Fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” Medical Cannabis Program (Des Moines) Improved health care for tens of thousands of Iowans depends on passing major reforms of Iowa’s medical cannabis program during the 2020 session according to two legislative leaders on this issue. At a statehouse news conference today, Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa [...]

Statement From House Democrats on Tax Credit Review Committee

By |2019-11-21T16:03:10-06:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Rep. Dave Jacoby, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee “The legislature needs to do a serious review of Iowa’s corporate tax credit giveaways, especially those costing the state the most money. Iowans deserve to know how their taxpayer dollars are being spent and a full review must be completed before any new tax [...]

House Democrats Elect Rep. Jennifer Konfrst as Assistant Leader

By |2019-11-25T14:51:00-06:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Rep. Jennifer Konfrst (D-Windsor Heights) was elected by her colleagues today to serve as Assistant Leader. The first-term legislator who belongs to the most diverse cohort of incoming freshmen in state history, Rep. Konfrst will serve alongside House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard (D-Charles City) and three other democratic assistant leaders in coordinating House floor debate and [...]

Rep. John Forbes Appointed as Ranking Member of Health and Human Services Budget

By |2019-09-09T14:02:17-06:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard announced today the appointment of State Representative John Forbes of Urbandale as the Ranking Member on the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. Representative Forbes will be replacing former Representative Lisa Heddens, who resigned earlier this summer. “I look forward to this new leadership role and working with my colleagues across [...]

New Ames Representative Ross Wilburn Sworn in to Iowa House

By |2019-09-06T13:17:46-06:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Ross Wilburn of Ames was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives by fellow Ames State Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell on Friday afternoon in a special ceremony at the State Capitol. “I’m honored and humbled to be the next State Representative from Story County.  I’ve spent the last two months knocking doors and listening to [...]

Statement from House Democrats on New Director of Department of Human Services

By |2019-11-20T14:33:05-06:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON NEW DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines, Ranking Member of House Oversight Committee   “The biggest job for Governor Reynolds and the newly appointed Department of Human Resources (DHS) director, Kelly Kennedy Garcia, will be fixing the turmoil that Iowans continue to face in our healthcare system, [...]

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