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Loebsack Rural Wireless Access Act Passes House
March 6, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed his legislation, the Rural Wireless Access Act. This bipartisan bill was incorporated into the larger Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reauthorization Act, which passed the House unanimously, by a voice vote. Currently, the standards that define how wireless coverage is determined are not sufficient, meaning that coverage maps can be incomplete or inaccurate. Without accurate coverage maps, resources n... More
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Loebsack Statement on the State of the Union Address
January 30, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement on President Trump’s first State of the Union address. “What I went into tonight’s speech wanting to hear is the same thing I have been hearing from Iowans for a long time: when are we going to get our economy back on track, so it works for all of us? Over the past year, the President has tweeted out his thoughts on various issues, but tonight should have been the time for the rubber to meet the road. Unfortunately, we don’t know much mo... More
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House Rural Broadband Caucus to President: Include Dedicated Broadband Funding in Infrastructure Proposal
January 24, 2018
As President Trump prepares to unveil his infrastructure proposal, the six co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), David Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Robert Latta (R-Ohio), today sent a letter to the president urging him to include dedicated rural broadband connectivity investments in his proposal to Congress. “We are concerned about recent reports that your forthcoming proposal may not include invest... More
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Loebsack Statement on Government Funding Bill
January 18, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House voted on the fourth short-term continuing resolution of the fiscal year. Loebsack has previously supported short-term funding agreements in order to allow time for a long-term agreement to be negotiated. With no movement towards a long-term agreement, Loebsack voted against another short-term fix. “Congress must remain in Washington until a long-term funding agreement has been reached. After a dysfunctional and chao... More
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Loebsack Launches Revamped Online Home For Iowans
January 8, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack today launched his newly redesigned website, https://loebsack.house.gov. The website serves as the online home for Iowans looking to interact with the Congressman and be in touch with his office. “I am pleased that the newly redesigned website makes it easier for Iowans to be in touch with me and see what I am working on in Washington and across the state. I have long been committed to transparency and having an open conversation with Iowans. Along with the 370 in-perso... More
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December 29, 2017
A coalition of rural House members from the Midwest introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the flawed Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program. Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R.4654, a bill requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to prioritize data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) when computing average county yields for the purposes of the Ag... More
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