Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, staff, members of the press, members of the public, and everyone watching at home, welcome to the 2022 legislative session. Our session should be laser-focused […]
Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls: (1/6/22) As we prepare for the opening of the 2022 legislative session, it’s time for all elected officials returning to the Iowa Statehouse to focus on the state’s number one […]
(12/13/2021) Statement from Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Revenue Estimating Conference projections “The latest revenue picture kicks the door down for the Legislature to finally do something about Governor […]
Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls, 12/9/21 The biggest challenge facing the Iowa Legislature’s 2022 session is the Kim Reynolds Workforce Crisis. In Iowa manufacturing, health care, education, our service industries…everywhere across our state there just […]
The bottom line is that while Governor Reynolds, Speaker Grassley and Majority Leader Whitver are pointing fingers and playing the blame game, President Biden, Rep. Axne and other Democratic Leaders are actually getting things done for working Iowans.
Thanks to President Biden and Congresswoman Cindy Axne, at least $5 billion will arrive in Iowa over the next five years to help rebuild crumbling infrastructure. Iowa will get even more help in areas where we need it most, specifically with bridges, rural broadband and water treatment systems.
The commitment of Iowans to serve our country has been strong since the Civil War. That’s why the Legislature has worked to make Iowa a great place for veterans and their families, encourage returning service members to make Iowa their home, and ensure they receive the education, job opportunities and quality of life they deserve.
We need an economy that works for hard-working Iowans, not the top 1%. Democrats will continue to fight and show up for workers and retirees who have earned a bigger paycheck and secure retirement. Republicans haven’t shown up to support striking workers for one simple reason: they don’t support them.
Today, the Iowa Legislature approved a non-partisan redistricting plan in a strong, bipartisan vote. This is a win for all Iowans who care about our government and about our ability to come together, solve problems, and improve people’s lives.