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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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LOEBSACK, CRAMER, EMMER, PETERSON, NOEM INTRODUCE BILL FIXING ARC COMMODITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
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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Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan
December 19, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the final version of the Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan. “The Ryan-McConnell tax plan that passed today will hurt too many Iowans. Congress should have done a better job fighting for Iowa's working families and providing relief for small businesses. Instead of increasing take home pay for all middle class families, the Ryan-McConnell plan focuses on slashing taxes for millionaires, billionaires and corporations. All... More
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Loebsack Leads Legislation to Invest $45 Billion in Combating Opioid Epidemic
November 30, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. The Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act invests $45 billion into the prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment of opioid abuse. This legislation builds on the bipartisan efforts that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act to provide states with additional resources and a long-term investment in this fight. Loebsack was joined by Reps.... More
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Loebsack Statement on the EPA’s Final RFS Obligations for 2018
November 30, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final 2018 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). In today’s final announcement, the EPA kept stagnant the amount of biodiesel and conventional biofuels, like ethanol, required to be blended and chose to cut the amount of cellulosic biofuels required to be used next year. “I am pleased that the amount of conventional ethanol required to be blended was... More
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