Daily Archives: November 11, 2015

3 new laws help vets in need

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Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11—a time to honor those who have served our country and made great sacrifices in their military duty. At the Statehouse, we’re always looking for ways to thank our veterans. Some have major needs because … Continue reading

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Iowa Medicaid Modernization Initiative – CMS Listening Sessions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to thank you for attending today’s listening session for Consumers and Advocates. Due to the technical issues experienced during this session, we are postponing Thursday’s listening session for Non-institutional MLTSS … Continue reading

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Thank you Veterans

I want to add my thank you for the service of our veterans. I also think the most appropriate thank you would be to properly fund our Veterans Affairs so as to provide the promised services to our armed service … Continue reading

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Forum on women & family economic security

In 2004, I had the honor of participating in a gathering of 31 women leaders at the Rockefeller Foundation Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. The participants included former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; Mrs. Kofi Annan; Susan Rice, our current … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council – Thank you Vets!

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Each year on November 11, Americans set aside 24 hours to pause, reflect, and honor our nation’s veterans. But to those of us who wore the uniform, every day is Veterans Day. We are constantly flooded with thoughts and memories … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 12 Ellis Island in New York closes after serving as the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924. From 1924 to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for undocumented immigrants – 1954 “Chainsaw … Continue reading

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