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  • Loebsack Leads Call for “Dollars and Data” to Improve Rural Wireless Coverage
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Wireless Coverage
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Representatives Loebsack, Stivers Announce Reintroduction of Homeless Children and Youth Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the CBO Report Confirming Republican Healthcare Plan Rips Coverage from Millions
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Continues Effort to Support Students Relying On Pell Grants For College Education & Training
    Posted in Press Release on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Committee Passage of Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Release on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation to repeal the ACA. Republicans continued through the night to quickly jam through legislation that was drafted in secret and introduced less than two days before the committee hearing. “Republicans have had more than seven years to come up with a plan of their own to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare. Instead, in less than two days of committee meetings, Republi... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Republicans’ Plan to Repeal the ACA
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack made the following statement today after House Republicans finally released their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a recent report, hundreds of thousands of people in Iowa would be negatively affected by the repeal of the ACA. This includes 146,300 Iowans who enrolled in Medicaid under the ACA’s expansion, as well as 370,648 Iowans who are in jeopardy of losing important wellness provisions, like cancer screenings. “After seven years and multip... Read more

  • Loebsack Calls for the Resignation of Attorney General Sessions
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in light of newly released information that he lied under oath about his meetings with Russian officials. “Every week, there is a new distraction from the administration preventing us from focusing on the important work of debating legislation such as a comprehensive jobs package that would put folks across Iowa and the nation back to work. It is now clear that Attorney General Sessions... Read more

  • Loebsack and Smith Introduce Bill to Broaden Fuel Choices for Retailers and Consumers
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) reintroduced legislation today to broaden fuel choices for retailers and consumers by expanding the existing waiver of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to the Reid Vapor Pressure of motor vehicle fuel, which E10 received in 1990, to include E15. “Ethanol is a homegrown renewable energy source that supports millions of jobs in communities across Iowa and throughout the country,” said Congressman Loebsack... Read more