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  • Loebsack, Bustos, Tonko, Gibson Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Leasing Authority at Arsenals
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Chris Gibson (NY-19) today introduced legislation that will reauthorize the leasing authority at Department of Defense arsenals for unused office space to outside tenants. In 2012, arsenals lost their leasing authority. This legislation, the Arsenal Installation Reutilization Authority, authorizes arsenals to be able to approve 25 year leases until September of 2019, which will help produce jobs and generate inco... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces “Never Again” Legislation to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation along with Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) to ensure no veteran seeking in-patient psychiatric care at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is ever denied such care again. Earlier this summer, Sgt. Brandon Ketchum, a veteran from Davenport, Iowa, was turned away from a VA facility after seeking psychiatric help. After being denied care, he tragically took his own life. Sgt. Ketchum’s tragic death reinforced the need fo... Read more

  • Loebsack: VA Response Surrounding Veteran’s Suicide is Lacking; Leads Fight for More Action to Protect Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after receiving a response to his questions from Judith Johnson-Mekota, the Director of Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS). On July 12th, Loebsack wrote to Director Johnson-Mekota seeking answers in regards to the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Sgt. Brandon Ketchum on July 8th, a day after he reportedly sought care at the ICVAHCS. In light of this tragedy, Loebsack is drafting legislation to ensure all veterans who seek ... Read more

  • Obama Signs Loebsack’s ‘Rural Health Care Connectivity Act’ into Law
    Posted in Press Release on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after legislation he helped introduce, the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, was signed into law this week by President Obama. The bipartisan legislation was included as part of a larger bill, H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act. Specifically, Loebsack’s bill makes skilled nursing facilities eligible to receive funds through the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Healthcare Program. This is a $400 million program that provides disc... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Children
    Posted in Press Release on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after he recently introduced legislation that would help remove some of the barriers that prevent children from receiving necessary mental health care. Loebsack’s legislation, the Children’s Access to Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Act, would provide federal matching funds to state and regional networks of mental health professionals, commonly known as Child Behavioral Health Access Programs. Currently, these networks are funded through ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement in response to the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando early Sunday morning. “The sights and sounds that have come out of Orlando over the past day in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub have been heart wrenching. My heart aches for the families and loved ones of those who were injured or have died as a result of this senseless attack. “To the members of the LGBT community, please know that I stand with the rest o... Read more

  • Loebsack’s ‘Rural Health Care Connectivity Act’ Passes the House
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after legislation he helped introduce, the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, passed the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation was included as part of a larger bill, H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act. Specifically, Loebsack’s bill makes skilled nursing facilities eligible to receive funds through the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Healthcare Program. This is a $400 million program that provides discounts for tel... Read more

  • PHOTO: Loebsack Hosts Discussion on Arsenal with Key Army Leadership
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today met with senior Army leaders, including General Dennis Via, Commanding General of Army Materiel Command, which oversees Army arsenals, ammunition plans, and depots, along with the Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick Murphy. They discussed the importance of maintaining a strong industrial base at the Rock Island Arsenal. At the breakfast meeting, senior Army leaders joined a bipartisan group of Representatives for a discussion led by Loebsack and hosted by the Ho... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on 2017 RFS Obligations Announcement
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations for 2017. Loebsack, a co-chair of the Biofuels Caucus, has led the fight for a strong RFS and highlighted its importance to Iowa. “Today’s announcement is more than just a number. The RFS represents the hard work Iowa’s farmers and rural communities put into creating a fuel source for the future and decreasing our depende... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2016 Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Release on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2016 People’s Choice Award winner to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the Congressional Art Contest has now begun. The artwork that receives the most votes will be named this year’s winner and will be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winning student and guardian will also each receive a free flight to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their honor (all othe... Read more