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Loebsack Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Assistance
March 22, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack today asked the President to grant the request made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for a declaration of a major disaster for a total of 57 Iowa counties in response to the recent widespread flooding. In his letter, Loebsack wrote that Governor Reynolds has “determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments to handle effectively and federal assistance is needed.” S... More
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Reps. Loebsack, Mullin Reintroduce Legislation to Train Communications Tower Workers
March 21, 2019
Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would create a program through the Federal Communications Commission to establish, or expand, job training programs for communications tower service, construction and maintenance. The “Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019” would provide up to $20 million in competitive grants for various universities, community colleges and technical education programs to develop and administer the t... More
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Loebsack Statement on the E15 Rule Moving Forward
March 12, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the proposed E15 rule, taking the next step toward making E15 available year-round. In October, President Trump had pledged to end the embargo on sales of E15 during the summer months. “I thank Administrator Wheeler for finally taking this step to expand consumer choice at the gas pump by allowing the year-round sale of E15. I encourage all interested I... More
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Reps. Loebsack, Bacon and Sens. Duckworth, Ernst Announce Creation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus
March 11, 2019
Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) today joined with Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to announce the creation of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus. The Caucus will focus on discussing the economic, national security and infrastructure benefits of increasingly efficient GPS technology, as well as the risks and oversight challenges that face the GPS industry. “GPS has been an important tool for safely getting pas... More
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Loebsack Helps Pass H.R. 1 to Fight Corruption in Washington, Hold Members Accountable
March 8, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today following House passage of H.R. 1, The For the People Act. This legislation will restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money in politics to return power back to the American people. “I came to Washington to fight on behalf of hardworking Iowans and I strongly believe that those elected should be responsible actors and put the needs of hardworking Iowans ah... More
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Loebsack Announces 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition
March 4, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2019 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 artw... More
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