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Loebsack Statement on the EPA’s Final RFS Rule
December 19, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack, co-chair of the House Biofuels Caucus, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule for 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending requirements. The final rule does nothing to address the misuse of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) and reneges on the President’s promise made to Iowa farmers in September to account for SREs using actual waived gallons, not DOE recommendations. “The final RFS rule set forth by the... More
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Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Praise House Passage of Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps
December 16, 2019
Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) authors of the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229), along with its cosponsors, Reps. Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statements praising the House passage of the bill. The Broadband DATA Act is bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps by changing the way broa... More
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Loebsack Praises House Passage of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act
December 12, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will finally give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and makes the lower prices negotiated by Medicare available to Americans with private insurance. In Iowa’s Second Congressional District, there are 115,293 people enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan and 566,387 people enrolled in private health insurance – all of whom st... More
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Iowa Reps Call on Administration to Uphold Integrity of RFS
December 11, 2019
Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to Russell Vought, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as well as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and President Trump, about the EPA’s October supplemental proposed rule regarding the reallocation of Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Friday, December 6, 2019 th... More
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Loebsack Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
December 10, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after a deal was reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I am pleased that the negotiators have come to an agreement on a new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Throughout this process, I have fought the offshoring of Iowa jobs and have been closely monitoring the negotiations to ensure Iowa’s workers, farmers and manufacturing companies are protected. In the end, this agreement contains... More
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Loebsack’s Legislation to Improve Broadband Availability Maps Passes House Committee
November 21, 2019
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed his bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act. Loebsack’s legislation will help improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is collected. The legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Bob Latta (OH-05), Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04) and now heads to the full House for... More
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