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Loebsack Precision Ag Legislation, Rural EMS & Broadband Funding Included in Farm Bill
December 11, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the final Farm Bill Conference report was made public. This legislation represents the final compromise between the House and Senate and is scheduled to be voted on later this week. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were finally able to put aside the partisan games and produce a Farm Bill that will provide Iowa’s farmers and rural communities with the certainty that they need to be able to plan for the upcoming planting... More
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Loebsack Statement on Veterans Continuing to Not Receive Promised GI Bill Benefits
November 29, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after additional reports brought to light that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has stated that they will not make retroactive GI Bill benefit payments to veterans who received less than they were owed, despite previous assurances that the affected veterans would be fully reimbursed. The Forever GI Bill provides educational and housing benefits to our veterans, which were earned through their service to the nation. Due to multiple... More
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Loebsack Introduces Resolution Honoring the Importance of School Psychologists
November 15, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced a resolution to recognize the week of November 12-16, 2018 as National School Psychology Week. H.Res.1146 honors the work of school psychologists as an integral part of the dedicated team of professionals working in our schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to achieve academic success and reach their full potential. The resolution is supported by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). “Students learn best when they are... More
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Loebsack Statement on Veterans Not Receiving GI Bill Benefits
November 13, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after reports surfaced that veterans have not been receiving their GI Bill benefits due to ongoing IT issues at the Veterans Administration (VA). “I'm very disappointed in the Veterans Administration’s failure to provide our veterans with the benefits they were promised. As a military parent, I am also deeply concerned about the reports of thousands of veterans who are facing homelessness because of the VA's inability to deliver housing ... More
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Loebsack Praises New E15 Rule to Allow Year-Round Sales
October 9, 2018
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would begin rulemaking to allow the year-round sale of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol (E15). Current law does not allow E15 to be sold in the summer months. Loebsack has long worked on a bipartisan basis to broaden fuel choices for consumers. Earlier this Congress, Loebsack joined with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) to introduce HR 1311, the Consumer and Fuel R... More
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Loebsack and Bustos Seek Answers from VA on Veterans Care
October 9, 2018
Following a recent report from USA Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack and Cheri Bustos sought answers from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure our veterans are receiving the highest possible quality of care. Specifically, the USA Today report showed that the VA had cancelled more than 250,000 radiology orders at VA hospitals across the country, including the Iowa City VA Hospital, since 2016. In light of this discovery, Loebsack and Bustos called on Secretary Rob... More
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