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Loebsack Statement on the President’s Review of the Small Refinery Exemption
June 20, 2019
Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack released a statement following reports in the media that President Trump has ordered the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Cabinet members to review the excessive use of the Small Refinery Exemption program (SRE). Earlier this year, Loebsack, co-chair of the House Biofuels Caucus, called on the EPA to suspend issuing SREs until a review of the program had been completed. Since this administration began using SREs to help prop up... More
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Rep. Loebsack and Sen. Cortez Masto Introduce Renew America’s Schools Act
June 19, 2019
Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Renew America’s Schools Act, legislation to provide crucial support to America’s schools to make critical infrastructure upgrades that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. “The condition of the buildings where our students learn, and educators teach have an immense impact on the quality of education our children receive. Unfortunately, many of our nation's school buildings are in a state o... More
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Reps. Loebsack & Kelly Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Genetic Counselors
June 14, 2019
Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-01) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) recently introduced legislation that would recognize certified genetic counselors (CGCs) as Medicare healthcare providers. The “Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019,” HR 3235, would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to genetic counselors, who provide specialized services in medical genetics and counseling. This legislation has been developed along with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). “As personalized medici... More
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Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Bring High-Speed Broadband Internet to All Americans
June 13, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to bring high-speed broadband internet service to more than 98 percent of the country. The “Connect America Act” would authorize a reverse auction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help fund the deployment of high-speed internet to the largest portion of Americans at the lowest cost. This bill is also included in the LIFT America Act, which is the comprehensive infrastructure plan that was introduced in the House Energy and C... More
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Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Establish National Flood Center
June 12, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he has reintroduced legislation to establish a National Flood Center to conduct research on flooding, flood prevention and other flood-related issues. The National Flood Research and Education Center Act (NFRECA) will establish a consortium within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that includes institutes of higher education in order to advance the understanding of the causes of flooding, implement advanced flood prediction ... More
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Loebsack, Cicilline Re-Introduce Lifetime Lobbying Ban for Former Members of Congress
June 5, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) to reintroduce their proposal to ban former Members of Congress from ever working as registered federal lobbyists. The lawmakers have joined together each Congress for the past eight years to introduce this legislation. Additionally, Loebsack today thanked Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) for introducing legislation aimed at cleaning up Washington, which includes a ban on Members becoming lobbyists. “In order to truly reform Washi... More
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