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State Lawmakers & Leaders Introduce Plan for More Perfect Union

By |2020-06-04T11:12:34-05:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Ras Smith and other Iowa lawmakers joined a coalition of Iowa community leaders today to unveil the More Perfect Union plan, which is aimed at preventing violent conflicts between law enforcement and Iowa residents. “George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, but it could have easily been a man in Mason [...]

Coronavirus Update, 6-3-20

By |2020-06-03T19:52:40-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Another 320 COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday.  There were 16 additional deaths for a total of 574 COVID deaths.  The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa have now surpassed 20,000.  Legislators headed back at Capitol today to finish 2020 Session with #COVID-19 recovery being our top priority. Democratic lawmakers plan to work together to [...]

Coronavirus Update, 6-2-20

By |2020-06-02T17:40:27-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Another 264 COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday. Sadly, there were 20 additional deaths, for a total of 558 deaths since COVID began. There are currently 327 Iowans still being hospitalized.  Polk County continues to have the largest number of positive cases with 4,340. Woodbury County has the next highest at 2,785 and Black Hawk County [...]

House Democrats COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

By |2020-06-03T08:52:38-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

                    Keeping Iowans Healthy  o   Access to affordable health care, including mental health o   Ensure universal access to COVID testing, contact tracing and PPE in all 99 counties o   Keep hospitals and local health care clinics open o   Free coronavirus vaccine once available o   Support mitigation efforts by cities, counties and emergency [...]

Coronavirus Update, 6-1-20

By |2020-06-01T14:18:50-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Another 204 COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday and there were 5 additional deaths. Over the last 48 hours there have been a total of almost 900 more cases of COVID, and 18 more deaths. As legislators head back to the statehouse to finish the 2020 Legislative Session, Democratic lawmakers outlined their COVID-19 recovery plan this [...]

Statement from Iowa House Democratic Caucus on Murder of George Floyd, Racism & Ongoing Protests

By |2020-06-01T13:43:10-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

“It’s time for all people of conscience to stand together and condemn the hate and racism so prevalent in our society today.  The murder of George Floyd and other instances of hate and racism are insulting and shocking to our values of equality, liberty and freedom for all people.  While we don’t condone the riots and [...]

 Legislative Democrats Release COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

By |2020-06-01T09:25:43-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Recent News|

Focus On Keeping Iowans Healthy and Restoring Financial Security   DES MOINES – Democratic lawmakers outlined their plan today to address the needs of Iowa families and business during the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep legislators focused during the final days of the 2020 session on addressing problems [...]

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