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Loebsack Statement on the Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
June 14, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game. “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of this morning's shootings. My thoughts and prayers go to Congressman Scalise, the injured staffers and law enforcement officers who were hurt by this senseless act of violence.” More
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Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Protect Iowans’ Access to Healthcare Coverage
June 2, 2017
Amid reports that Iowans who rely on healthcare insurance purchased through a state's exchange could be left without any options for coverage, Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to protect Iowans where no coverage options may be available. “Folks in Congress need to understand that these are real people and real lives we are talking about. My legislation is not meant to be a permanent fix, but we need to give the folks in Iowa who could lose their insurance an option aside fr... More
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Loebsack: New CBO Score Reaffirms Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal Plan Will Rip Coverage from Millions of Americans
May 24, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its newest analysis of the plan Republicans passed through the House to repeal healthcare coverage. The report concluded that over ten years, approximately 23 million fewer people would have their healthcare coverage than under the current legislation. “Today’s new CBO report reaffirms what many have feared – that even with the tweaks made by Republicans, this plan ri... More
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Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Schools
May 18, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that would provide funding to update and modernize our schools. The Renew America’s Schools Act would provide $100 million dollars per year for five years to create a competitive federal grant program through the Department of Energy for schools to modernize and make energy-efficient upgrades to their facilities. Loebsack’s Renew America’s Schools Act was also included as part of a comprehensive infrastructure package that was introduced by ... More
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Loebsack Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
May 9, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a black and white photograph, entitled “Duck Creek,” by Davenport West High School sophomore Andre Garcia, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which more than 1400 votes were cast. “Duck Creek” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Garcia will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend th... More
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Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Services
May 8, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced two bills to address how to better provide mental health services for those in need. The Children’s Access to Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Act and the Behavioral Health Care Integration Act both build on Loebsack’s work to increase access to mental health services, but to also chip away at the stigma surrounding mental illness. Loebsack was raised by his single mother who struggled with mental illness and has long worked to reduce the stigma of men... More
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