There were 394 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 203,866 in the last 365 days.

Iowa Senate Democrats Press Releases

42 Press Releases
  • Published on January 12, 2021 - 07:31 GMT

    Leader Wahls’ 2021 Opening Day Speech

    Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first day of the 2021 session. Before I begin, I ask all Senators in the Chamber, as well as staff, lobbyists, and other members of the public, to rise as you are able and bow your heads for a moment of silence or …

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  • Published on December 16, 2020 - 19:46 GMT

    Iowa Legislature Must Act to Feed Hungry

    This year in communities all over Iowa, the holiday season kicked off with long lines of idling cars. Our neighbors were not waiting to see displays of Christmas lights. They were not lining up to be first for the best shopping deals. They were not stuck …

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  • Published on December 15, 2020 - 18:10 GMT

    Iowans need supplemental food assistance

    Joint Release from State Senator Rob Hogg and other Iowa Democratic State Senators* A group of Iowa Senate Democrats are calling on the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Reynolds to pass immediate assistance for food and other basic needs as early as possible in …

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  • Published on December 8, 2020 - 17:35 GMT

    Gov. Reynolds’ Misuse of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

    For the past two years, Governor Reynolds has been less than forthcoming about the Governor’s Office budget. According to documents uncovered by reporters, the Governor’s Office was running a budget deficit of approximately half a million dollars ($449,448 …

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  • Published on December 3, 2020 - 17:33 GMT

    Priorities, top committee assignments for 2021

    Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls of Coralville today announced Senators who will lead the Democrats’ efforts on the various committees. “As we prepare for the 2021 legislative session, Iowa Senate Democrats are focused on rebuilding our broken …

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  • Published on November 24, 2020 - 18:28 GMT

    Unemployment rate much higher than Reynolds Administration estimate

    A statement by Senator Herman C. Quirmbach, D-Ames: “Today’s press release from the Reynolds Administration on Iowa unemployment dramatically underrepresents the actual situation in Iowa.  While the release claims Iowa unemployment is 3.6%, a more accurate …

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  • Published on November 20, 2020 - 23:11 GMT

    Trone Garriott elected in Senate District 22

    For more information: Sarah Trone Garriott: 515-6619679 Sarah Trone Garriott’s election to the Iowa State Senate has been confirmed by the completion of a recount. “Scott Cirksena called me this afternoon to congratulate me on the race. I appreciate that …

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  • Published on November 17, 2020 - 02:37 GMT

    Statement on Reynolds’ failed COVID strategy

    November 16, 2020 Senate Staff Blog, Health care, Issues, Quality of life, Safer communities, Working families 0 JOINT STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S FAILED COVID STRATEGY FROMSENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER ZACH WAHLS AND HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER TODD PRICHARD “Governor …

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  • Published on November 15, 2020 - 22:52 GMT

    Wahls elected Senate Democratic Leader

    Zach Wahls to lead Iowa Senate Democrats Democratic members of the Iowa Senate elected Sen. Zach Wahls of Coralville today to serve as the new Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate. Senator Wahls released this statement:  “I am honored to have been elected …

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  • Published on November 12, 2020 - 00:49 GMT

    Petersen stepping down as Senate Democratic Leader

    November 11, 2020 Senate Staff Blog 0 Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen announced today that she will not seek reelection as Senate Minority Leader.  “It was an incredible experience serving as Iowa’s first female Iowa Senate Democratic Leader,” …

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  • Published on November 10, 2020 - 21:12 GMT

    Statement on Governor’s latest COVID steps

    November 10, 2020 Senate Staff Blog, Health care, Issues, News releases, Quality of life, Safer communities, Working families 0 Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen  “Governor Reynolds’ latest steps to fight COVID are like buying a smoke …

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  • Published on October 21, 2020 - 21:06 GMT

    The Truth about Iowa Unemployment

    Statement by Senator Herman C. Quirmbach, D-Ames: “The headline today from the Reynolds administration of 4.7% unemployment in Iowa wildly underrepresents the dire current unemployment situation in Iowa.  A truer unemployment number would be 12.3%. “What …

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  • Published on October 19, 2020 - 21:47 GMT

    Statement on Governor’s misuse of federal COVID funds

    Statement by Senator Claire Celsi on findings by State Auditor and U.S. Treasury Department’s Inspector General on misuse of federal COVID relief funds by Governor Reynolds Sen. Claire Celsi is Ranking Member of the Senate Administration and Regulation …

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  • Published on September 23, 2020 - 14:32 GMT

    Voting: Are you ready?

    September 23, 2020 Senate Staff Blog 0 We’re just six weeks from the 2020 election. Are you ready to vote? To vote in Iowa, you must: Be a U.S. citizen. Be an Iowa resident. Be at least 18 on Election Day. Be registered to vote. Get complete details on …

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  • Published on September 22, 2020 - 17:16 GMT

    2020 Census: Time is running out

    September 22, 2020 Senate Staff Blog 0 September 30 marks the last chance for Iowans to respond to the census on their own, or for census workers to knock on doors. The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to counting every person, counting them once and …

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  • Published on September 16, 2020 - 17:24 GMT

    Investigation needed into misuse of federal COVID funds

    Iowa Senate News Release September 16, 2020 Key Democratic legislators are calling for investigations into reports that Governor Reynolds diverted nearly $450,000 to pay her staff instead of using the funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.  “At a time when the …

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  • Published on September 8, 2020 - 19:32 GMT

    Thank you, Iowa workers!

    Happy Labor Day greeting card or background. vector illustration. During a difficult year, Iowans have been asked to do more and they have responded by: Pouring into communities to help those hit by storms and flooding Working overtime—often in risky …

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  • Published on August 31, 2020 - 05:21 GMT

    Iowa is COVID hot spot

    Iowa is officially the worst place in the country—and one of the worst places in the world—for spread of the coronavirus. Six months into the pandemic, when many of us thought we might be in the clear, Iowa is in the thick of it with record-high infection …

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  • Published on August 27, 2020 - 19:52 GMT

    “The time for half-hearted public relations gestures is over.”

    August 27, 2020 Senate Staff Blog 0 News Release: August 27, 2020 “Governor Reynolds’ proclamation today closed bars in six counties, including Story County. Her action is an appropriate response, in part, to the irresponsible mass student parties of the …

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  • Published on August 24, 2020 - 05:33 GMT

    Let’s send kids back to school safely

    August 24, 2020 Senate Staff Blog, Education, Issues, Safer communities 0 New reports based on information from the Iowa Department of Public Health suggest that current COVID-19 conditions may be worse than we’ve been led to believe. It appears some new …

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