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  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Schools
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that would provide funding to update and modernize our schools. The Renew America’s Schools Act would provide $100 million dollars per year for five years to create a competitive federal grant program through the Department of Energy for schools to modernize and make energy-efficient upgrades to their facilities. Loebsack’s Renew America’s Schools Act was also included as part of a comprehensive infrastructure package that was introduced by ... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a black and white photograph, entitled “Duck Creek,” by Davenport West High School sophomore Andre Garcia, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which more than 1400 votes were cast. “Duck Creek” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Garcia will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend th... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Services
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced two bills to address how to better provide mental health services for those in need. The Children’s Access to Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Act and the Behavioral Health Care Integration Act both build on Loebsack’s work to increase access to mental health services, but to also chip away at the stigma surrounding mental illness. Loebsack was raised by his single mother who struggled with mental illness and has long worked to reduce the stigma of men... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after House Republicans passed legislation that would repeal the ACA, putting in jeopardy the healthcare coverage of more than 171,000 Iowans and 24 million Americans. This legislation also opens the door to eliminating the guarantee that pre-existing conditions will be covered for 1.3 million Iowans. “Today’s vote is the culmination of seven years of Republicans using healthcare as a political football rather than have an honest d... Read more

  • Year-Round Pell Grant Eligibility for Students that Loebsack & Bustos Fought for Included in Today’s Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos today announced that the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Bill, which is expected to be passed in the House today, provides year-round Pell Grant eligibility which was the focus of bipartisan legislation they introduced this year. “As someone who was only able to attend college with the help of student aid, I was proud to author the original year-round Pell legislation that gave students additional flexibility to get the education they deserve,” s... Read more

  • 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