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The 2022 Legislative Session is slated to start on January 10th, and House Democrats are focused on rebuilding our economy to reward work and put more money in the pockets of everyday Iowans. This means: accessible child care, raising wages, lowering costs for families, and affordable housing.

After years of inaction and the pandemic, it’s time for bold steps to fix the workforce crisis that has grown significantly under the watch of Governor Reynolds and GOP lawmakers.


Today, many businesses are struggling to find enough workers to keep their doors open. Many Iowans want to work but have to overcome barriers like finding child care, affordable housing, and good health care to take care of their families. Young and talented Iowans are also leaving the state in droves because of divisive bills pushed by Republican lawmakers that make Iowa unwelcoming.

Democrats have a plan to grow our workforce quickly and keep the next generation in Iowa including:

  • Returning to Iowa’s deep-rooted history in fully funded, strong public education;
  • Allowing students to learn, allowing educators to teach free of interference and threats, while keeping politicians out of the classroom;
  • Stopping divisive political bills that make Iowa look unwelcoming to prospective employees and employers;
  • Boosting wages and benefits for hardworking Iowans. Hard work deserves honest pay.

Iowans want us to listen, put aside the politics of division, and work together to make their lives better.

We Want to Hear from You

In an effort to hear from Iowans, lawmakers are looking for feedback from Iowans and requesting they participate in a brief survey about the upcoming legislative session. Complete the survey here and share your views.

Author: Press Release


  1. Before the “pandemic” families managed to work without more government management of child care, affordable housing, and good health care. Now all of a sudden the government must give more assistance in all those areas or people can’t go back to work. Stop with the excuses. The government has CAUSED these problems, not the virus. Do not spend any more taxpayer money to further fund people’s own responsibility. That money they are giving away is YOUR money. Stop this cycle. Go back to work, just like you were doing before the “pandemic”.

  2. Deborah is right!! We do NOT need more government, EXCEPT to step in protect our rights!! Businesses can not be allowed to treat us like livestock. They cannot be allowed to force anyone to undergo an under-tested medical procedure. They ignore natural immunity and that the vaccinated are still getting sick.
    The purpose of government in American society is to protect and preserve the freedom of the people!


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