Senate Democrats Block Bills Banning Infanticide, Late-Term Abortions

Senate Democrats blocked cloture for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act, 56 to 41, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, 53-44.

Greenfield, Axne Complain About Dark Money While Raking It In

Theresa Greenfield received $356,012 in PAC contributions for her U.S. Senate campaign, while Cindy Axne received $555,267 for her congressional campaign.

Bernie Sanders Wins The Nevada Caucus

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is projected to be the winner of the Nevada Democratic Caucus, the third state to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Victims’ Rights Amendment Clears Iowa Senate Committee

State Senator Zach Whiting: “My goal in all of this is to level the playing field between the rights of the defendant and the rights of crime victims.”

The Des Moines Register Targets Homeschoolers, Again

Shane Vander Hart: The Des Moines Register continues to push a tired narrative that won’t do a blasted thing to end child abuse and neglect in the state.

Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee Votes To Raise Age of Consensual Sex

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted to raise the age of consensual sex from 16 years-of-age to 18 unless it is with a spouse or someone under the age of 27.

A Trio of Abortion-Related Bills Survive Funnel Week in Iowa House

Bills related to abortion facility licensure, fetal remains, and informed consent passed in the Iowa House Human Resources Committee.

Religious Liberty Bill In Iowa House Considered ‘Too Broad’

An Iowa House subcommittee passed on a bill offered by State Rep. Sandy Salmon that would expand the definition of “bona fide religious purpose” in Iowa law.

Iowa House Bill Allowing Civil Action for Minors Accessing Porn Tabled

An Iowa House subcommittee tabled a bill, HF 2239, that opened online distributors of pornography to civil action if they knowingly allow access to minors.

Iowa Senate Panel Forwards Work Requirement Bill for Medicaid, SNAP

An Iowa Senate subcommittee forwarded a bill, SSB 3158, that adds a work requirement for Iowans on Medicaid or receiving SNAP benefits.

Iowa House Bill Mandating Licensure for Abortion Facilities Advances

An Iowa House subcommittee advanced a bill, HSB 678, that requires the state licensure and inspection of individual abortion facilities.

Bill Making Daylight Savings Time Permanent Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate State Government Committee passed a bill, SF 2077, that would make Daylight Savings Time permanent in the state by an 11 to 4 vote.

Iowa Senate Ed Committee Votes to Remove Diversity Hurdle to Open Enrollment

The Iowa Senate Education Committee voted to remove diversity plans as a reason five Iowa school districts can use to deny open enrollment requests.

Iowa House Panel Approves Bill Requiring Informed Consent for Medical Abortions

An Iowa House panel approved a bill requires women seeking a medical abortion receive information about the potential side effects and risks involved.

Mark Smith Elected to Chair Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee elected State Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, as their new party chairman.