The Legislature’s International Relations Committee met to address the deadly spread of coronavirus in Iowa’s sister cities in China. The Legislature is partnering with local leaders, industry and business to ship relief supplies to China, and is asking for help. MORE
We've proposed legislation to address Iowa's growing maternal health crisis. Our maternal mortality rate has more than doubled in the past three years, hospital labor and delivery departments are shuttering at record speed, and 66 Iowa counties have no practicing OB/GYN. MORE
Iowa Senate News Release WHAT: News Conference with the Iowa Manufactured Home Resident’s NetworkWHERE: Room 315, Iowa State Capitol WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 WHO: Manufactured home residents from around the state (DES [...]
Iowa can do more to protect Iowa children from abuse and exploitation. Marci Hamilton, CEO of CHILD USA, the country’s leading think tank working to end child abuse and neglect, set to outline needed improvements to Iowa law. MORE
We have a serious maternal health crisis on our hands. More than 30 labor and delivery departments have closed around our state. There are serious shortages of obstetricians around the state. Options for prenatal care are shrinking. Instead of focusing on these solvable problems, Republicans are choosing instead to focus on a long odyssey of restricting rights through a constitutional amendment and a public vote.
We have a chance this year in the Iowa Legislature to send more positive signals to our children that we want them to stay in Iowa after graduation. We can build safe, caring and vibrant neighborhoods for people of all ages by working together to get the job done.
The Governor should require the Iowa State Patrol supervisor to repay taxpayer money, and ensure someone is held accountable for this poor judgment call.
This borrowing scheme follows the failure over the last decade to adequately fund our public universities.