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.
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.
New Butchery Innovation & Revitalization grants, approved by the Legislature this year, will create good jobs and ensure fresh, healthy food moves seamlessly from farm to table.
We must lay the foundation for a robust & equitable recovery for all Iowans. The federal bipartisan infrastructure bill can jumpstart our efforts. It will allow us to overhaul our infrastructure, build a stronger economy & improve life in every community, while creating great jobs & training Iowans in the skills to fill them.
We all do better when we all do better. This is a guiding principle of the labor movement that built the American Middle Class, and it’s the most promising path for our future.
Hard-working Iowans have faced a lot of challenges in recent years—wages that don’t keep up with inflation, a lack of child care options and a pandemic that has upended everything. Statehouse Republicans have added to worker woes with attacks on bargaining rights, workplace health and safety protections, and resources for out-of-work Iowans.
As businesses and industries look to fully re-open, they’re struggling to find the workers they need to fill well-paying jobs. Iowans may be eager to apply, but often lack the specific skills required. That’s where community colleges come in.
This decision by the Biden administration is good news for the renewable fuel industry and Iowa farmers who sell to them. It reverses a terrible decision by the Trump administration to support Big Oil and dampen demand for ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels.
Iowans have been through a lot over the last year, particularly with the pandemic. It’s not over yet, but it is time for the Legislature to do all it can to help Iowa build back better, bigger and stronger than ever. Our focus this session is on a COVID Recovery Plan to help Iowa rebound from the ravages of the last year.
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%.