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Loebsack, House Biofuels Caucus Lead Call for Robust RFS Volumes
October 18, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he, along with the House Biofuels Caucus, sent a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, calling for a robust amount of biofuels required to be used in the U.S. over the next year. Additionally, the letter addresses the recent EPA actions and reports indicating the agency’s intent to reduce advanced biofuel volumes and allow credits for ethanol exported overseas. Loebsack serves as a ... More
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VIDEO: Sec. Perry Refuses to Walk Back Administration’s Attack on Iowa Jobs
October 12, 2017
In response to questions from Congressman Dave Loebsack, Energy Secretary Rick Perry refused to answer whether he believes that the Administration would continue to support renewable energy, including wind and solar. In his appearance in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Loebsack asked Perry to definitively state on-the-record the Administration’s commitment to renewable energy, including support for wind and solar energy, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently said he wou... More
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Reps. Loebsack, Jenkins Send Letter to HHS on Direct Supervision
October 11, 2017
Recently, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-D) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-R) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Don Wright to permanently prevent Medicare’s enforcement of unreasonable and inflexible direct supervision rules for outpatient therapy services at Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other small, rural hospitals. The bipartisan letter was signed by 54 other members of the House of Representatives. “We must keep fighting to ensure all Iowans have access... More
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VIDEO: Loebsack Sponsored Legislation to Create National, Coordinated Response to Diabetes Heads to President for Signature
October 11, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed S. 920, the National Clinical Care Commission Act. This legislation will help improve and coordinate a national response to diabetes, and other metabolic and autoimmune diseases, by establishing a private-public Commission charged with making recommendations to streamline federal investments, as well as improving coordination and clinical care outcomes. Loebsack and Rep. Pete Olson were the... More
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Loebsack Welcomes USDA Disaster Designation
October 4, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for designating three Iowa counties that have seen extensive damage from the recent drought as primary natural disaster areas. Specifically, the counties of Appanoose, Mahaska and Monroe are included in this declaration. “I applaud the USDA for their decision to assist the farmers and rural areas that were greatly affected by the drought this summer,” said Loebsack. “I have toured some of the affected ar... More
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Loebsack Demands Answers from Equifax on Data Breach
September 13, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack, along with his Democratic colleagues from the Energy and Commerce Committee, demanded answers from Equifax after the company announced a massive data breach has compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans. In a letter sent to Richard Smith, the Chairman and CEO of Equifax, the members laid out a series of questions to gain additional information about who was affected, how Equifax plans to make impacted customers whole and what the company ... More
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