“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 the table, pay for child care, and get their lives back to normal. Her action today will slow Iowa’s economic recovery for not only unemployed Iowans, but all Iowans.

Governor Reynolds needs to advocate for Iowans instead of using vulnerable Iowans as a stepping stone for her own political gain.”