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Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Support for Rural Schools
September 6, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack recently reintroduced legislation that would provide greater support to rural communities to ensure that students attending rural schools have access to the same resources as their urban counterparts. Currently, rural schools have fewer financial resources than non-rural schools, which has created challenges to teacher recruitment and retention, and resulted in a lack of quality expanded learning time programs for students. Loebsack’s Restructuring Underutilized Resour... More
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After 4 Months, EPA Fails to Fully Respond to Loebsack Questions on RFS “Hardship” Waiver
August 30, 2018
After four months, Congressman Dave Loebsack finally received a response from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the specific questions he had asked regarding the agency’s use of the small refinery exemption program. In April, then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Loebsack serves on, about the small refinery exemption, also known as a ‘hardship’ waiver. During his testimony, Pruitt was unable to answer many of the quest... More
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Loebsack, Stivers Bill to Help Homeless Youth Passes Financial Services Committee
July 24, 2018
Today, H.R. 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH), passed the Financial Services Committee. The HCYA would help bring the invisible homeless—such as vulnerable children “couch surfing” at the generosity of strangers or living in motels—out of the shadows and give communities more flexibility so they can address the growing problem of homelessness among children. This bill received a hearing i... More
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U.S. House Passes Loebsack, Latta Legislation to Reduce Barriers for Precision Agriculture Implementation
July 23, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, to reduce barriers to the implementation of cutting-edge technology on America’s farms. The legislation, authored by Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Bob Latta (R-OH), establishes a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) task force, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to evaluate the best ways to meet the broadband connectivity and technological needs of precision... More
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Loebsack Statement on Trump’s Meeting With Putin
July 16, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “President Trump is flat out wrong to blame the United States and take the word of a foreign adversary over the findings of his own intelligence experts and the House Intelligence Committee. Iowans understand that Putin is a tyrant and it is now more critical than ever that both parties in Congress work together to protect our election systems,... More
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Loebsack Calls for Canada’s Permanent Exemption from Tariffs to Protect Iowa Workers
June 22, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to support the tens of thousands of Iowans who rely on a healthy trading relationship with Canada by exempting Canada from the tariffs that began on June 1st. In retaliation, Canada has indicated that it would levy tariffs worth $12.8 billion on goods including Iowa produced agricultural and manufactured products. Canada is Iowa’s largest trading partner and in 2017 alone, Iowa sent over $4 billion... More
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