Press Release

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • 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

  • Loebsack Applauds CFTC and EPA for Agreeing to Share RFS Data
    Posted in Press Release on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to share information regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in order to fight the potential for manipulation along the fuel supply chain of the Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) market. RINs help blenders and refiners track compliance with the RFS. In 2013, Loebsack led 13 members of the House in cal... Read more

  • VIDEO: Loebsack-crafted Bipartisan Broadband Legislation Passes House Unanimously
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after bipartisan legislation that he co-wrote, H.R. 4596, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, unanimously passed the full House of Representatives by a vote of 411-0. This legislation, which Loebsack drafted along with the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Greg Walden (R-OR), extends the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) exemption from its enhanced tra... Read more

  • VIDEO: Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Expand Choice at the Gas Pump
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today reintroduced legislation to establish a grant program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to invest in renewable and alternative fuel infrastructure. The Renewable Fuel Utilization, Expansion and Leadership (Re-FUEL) Act will create new and retrofit existing infrastructure, including pumps for biofuels and hydrogen, tanks, piping and electric vehicle chargers. The legislation is paid for and would not add to the deficit. “I believe in making things i... Read more

  • Loebsack: New DOE Report Confirms What Iowans Know- Wind & Solar Tax Credits Work
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report stating that the wind production tax credit (PTC) and the solar investment tax credit (ITC) will drive a net increase of 48-53 gigawatts of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and also lower CO2 emissions. “The study released by the NREL confirms what Iowans already knew to be true- when we invest in renewable energy, like solar and wind, we ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on CMS Approval of Iowa’s Medicaid Privatization Plan
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Iowa’s plan to switch to a privately managed Medicaid system to begin on April 1, 2016. “While I am disappointed that CMS signed off on Iowa’s transition to a privatized managed care system, the number one priority must now be to guarantee that the 560,000 Iowans who rely on Medicaid do not see an interruption in their services. The transition to a privatized progr... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces 2016 Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on February 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their honor and will have his or her artwork displ... Read more

  • Loebsack: No More Delays, It’s Time to Pull the Plug on Privatizing Iowa’s Medicaid System
    Posted in Press Release on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to end the uncertainty for the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who rely on Medicaid for their health care services and permanently deny the switch to a privately managed Medicaid system. Loebsack supported the original 60-day delay, but now believes that even an additional delay will not give the state enough time to be prepared for the switch. Loebsack has been leading the fight with leaders from the ... Read more