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  • Loebsack Calls for Immediate Investigation into Russia’s Ties to the Trump Administration
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today calling for an independent investigation to look into Russia’s ties to the Trump Administration, his campaign and their influence on the election. “It has become clearer with each passing day of the Trump Administration that there must be a full, independent investigation of his administration and campaign’s connection to Russia. Leaders of the Republican Party must put their responsibility to country over party loyalty and immedia... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the Resignation of Michael Flynn
    Posted in Press Release on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after Gen. Michael Flynn announced his resignation as National Security Advisor. “Reports of Mr. Flynn's interactions with Russian officials prior to President Trump's swearing in, along with his dishonesty about those conversations, certainly disqualify him from serving as National Security Advisor. It is also appropriate that he heeded the many calls for his resignation. This incident raises further questions regarding the nature... Read more

  • Trump to White House Employees: “Do as I Say, Not as I Do”
    Posted in Press Release on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Director of the Office of Government Ethics said Kellyanne Conway’s comments criticizing Nordstrom and promoting Ivanka Trumps’ clothing line was a “clear violation” of ethics rules. At the same time, if President Trump were to make the same remarks, he would not be subject to the same laws that cover employees. “As the Office of Government Ethics has made clear, not only are the obvious ethics violations of White House C... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces “Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act” to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure no veteran seeking in-patient psychiatric care at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is ever denied such care again. Last year, 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 reinforces the need for a change at t... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Trump’s Executive Order Banning Refuges
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order that impacts those fleeing persecution, families that have already been granted refugee status, legal permanent residents, and visa holders. Loebsack’s office also stands ready to assist any Iowan who is having troubles because of this executive order. Iowans who are in need of assistance can call toll-free 1-866-914-IOWA (4692) to speak with someone about their situation. “This executive order... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Attending the Inauguration and Women’s March
    Posted in Press Release on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today regarding his attendance at the swearing-in ceremony and the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21st. “There is no question that our nation, and in fact the President-elect himself, would be best served if he started behaving in a manner more reflective of the leader of the free world. The President-elect’s divisive, disturbing and distasteful remarks should have no place in our society. That being said, I have an enormous amount o... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Being Sworn in at the Beginning of the 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today on the gaveling in of the new 115th Congress. Loebsack also comments on the House Republicans’ efforts to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) in their first act of the new Congress. “I am once again honored to represent the people of Iowa and to be their voice in Washington. I look forward to continuing to fight on behalf of Iowa’s hard-working families. From creating jobs here at home to boosting the rural eco... Read more

  • Loebsack Calls on CMS to Rescind Iowa’s Medicaid Waiver
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for granting the State of Iowa the waiver to privatize its Medicaid program, to rescind the waiver. A report published today by the Des Moines Register shows that payment shortages have created a 'catastrophic experience' for the program’s private managers. This new report comes on top of continued complaints from patients about access to services and providers about del... Read more

  • Loebsack’s Efforts to Expedite Flood Protections in Cedar Rapids Pass House
    Posted in Press Release on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (S. 216), which included provisions to expedite the construction of flood protection measures in Cedar Rapids, among other water infrastructure projects. The Cedar Rapids flood control measures were previously authorized, but have not yet been built. Additionally, this legislation authorizes Corps of Engineers funding for improvements to ports, waterway... Read more

  • Loebsack, Bustos and Duckworth Applaud Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth voted in favor and applauded the passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This was the final House passage of the bill, which will now go to the Senate for approval before the President can sign it into law. Representatives Bustos and Loebsack worked with Duckworth, who led this successful effort through the House Armed Services Committee, to include se... Read more