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Loebsack Leads Call for “Dollars and Data” to Improve Rural Wireless Coverage
March 22, 2017
At a recent Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Dave Loebsack led the call for a direct investment in expanding both fixed and mobile broadband, especially in rural areas. He also called for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide more reliable data to map and target where additional broadband access is needed. Click here to watch Dave’s full opening statement. Text of Loebsack’s statement: “Broadband is not a luxury for rural America. It’s survival. I ... More
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Loebsack Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget
March 16, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack made the following statement today after President Trump released his budget for FY2018. “It has long been said that a budget is a set of priorities, a vision of where one believes the country should be headed. The budget that the President unveiled today fails to reflect the priorities of Iowans I meet when traveling around the state. This budget cuts investments in programs that have a proven record of creating jobs and growing the economy, disinvests in education, cu... More
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Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Wireless Coverage
March 16, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack introduced legislation today that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish standards for collecting wireless coverage data. Currently, there are no standards that define how wireless coverage is determined, meaning that coverage maps can be incomplete or inaccurate. Without accurate coverage maps, resources needed to improve wireless access will not be directed to the areas that need the most help, including rural areas. The Rural Wireless ... More
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Representatives Loebsack, Stivers Announce Reintroduction of Homeless Children and Youth Act
March 14, 2017
Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) announced the reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act. This legislation provides a more accurate system for the federal government to understand the problem of youth homelessness and help better serve this population. The Senate companion bill is sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA). “As someone who was raised in poverty by a single mother who struggled with mental illness, I ... More
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Loebsack Statement on the CBO Report Confirming Republican Healthcare Plan Rips Coverage from Millions
March 13, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their report on the Republican plan to repeal the ACA. The report concluded that in the next 10 years, 24 million fewer Americans will have health insurance coverage than under the current bill. “Today’s CBO report confirms what many had feared – that this Republican plan rips healthcare coverage from millions of Americans while giving the top 400 highest income families an annual $7 m... More
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Loebsack Continues Effort to Support Students Relying On Pell Grants For College Education & Training
March 9, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack today continued his effort to give more flexibility to students receiving Pell Grants by introducing the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act. This legislation will allow Pell Grant recipients to take advantage of the grants year-round. In 2007, Loebsack was the author of a provision that created year-round Pell Grants in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which was signed into law in 2008. However, because of budget cuts, the year-round Pell Grant was e... More
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