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  • 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

  • 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