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  • Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2017 Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2017 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 one parent or guardian will also each receive a free flight to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their h... Read more

  • Loebsack, Bacon Reintroduce Legislation to Cut Member Pay
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced today that he has reintroduced legislation that would cut Member’s pay for the first time since the Great Depression. Loebsack was joined by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) in cosponsoring the legislation. The bipartisan Congressional Halt in Pay Increases (CHIP IN) and Cut Congressional Pay Act (HR 1786) would cut their pay by 10 percent and repeal automatic pay increases that currently take place. “I came to Washington to fight on behalf of hard working Iowan... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on March 29, 2017 | 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 2017 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 Statement on the House Republicans Pulling the ACA Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after House Republicans pulled the legislation that would repeal the ACA. “Today is the inevitable result of seven years of choosing cynical political rhetoric over honest policy debate. I remain committed today, just as I have been every day, to work in good faith with anyone in an honest attempt to improve the lives and healthcare of hardworking Iowans.” Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Delaying the Healthcare Repeal Vote
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after House Republicans pushed back a scheduled vote on their plan to repeal the ACA. Republican leaders have been saying for the past week that there would be a vote on their repeal bill this evening. “After seven years and a billion dollars in campaign advertisements spent, Republicans still haven’t been able to come up with a plan to provide quality, affordable healthcare to Americans. The legislation they’re trying to pass, which was... Read more

  • 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