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  • Loebsack Cuts Taxes and Increases Access to Capital for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack voted to spur economic growth and create new jobs by encouraging the development and strengthening of small businesses. The Small Business Jobs Act increases much-needed lending to millions of small businesses, and offers 8 new tax incentives to companies so that they may expand, hire, and fuel our economy. It also keeps jobs in America by closing tax loopholes that reward corporations that ship jobs overseas. “Small businesses are the key drivers of our economy,... Read more

  • Loebsack Issues the Following Statement on Announcement that Medicare Advantage Premiums Will Be Lower Next Year
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Loebsack released the following statement in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement that Medicare Advantage premiums will decrease by 1 percent, on average, in 2011, while benefits will remain the same. CMS also announced that the health insurance industry predicts a five percent growth in Medicare enrollment plans in 2011. “In 2011, seniors who enroll in Medicare will pay lower premiums and have better care. Preventative services will no... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Application Deadline for Service Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Release on September 20, 2010 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced that the deadline for submitting applications for nomination to the United States Service Academies is Thursday, September 30th. Loebsack will nominate up to ten Iowans for every opening at each Academy, with final selection for admission made by the individual Academy from that group of ten. “I look forward to recommending our fine young Iowans,” said Loebsack. “It is a great honor as a member of Congress to participate in the nomination process, and I encour... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Presidential Disaster Declaration for Appanoose and Wapello Counties
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Loebsack was notified that Appanoose and Wapello Counties were added to the July Presidential Disaster Declaration in response to the impact of severe storms and devastating flooding and are now eligible for Individual Assistance. “I have witnessed the devastation in Southeast Iowa as a result of recent flooding, and I understand that the road to recovery for the families affected will be long,” said Loebsack. “I am pleased that Appanoose and Wapello Counties have been added t... Read more

  • Loebsack Writes Speaker Pelosi: Bring Pay Cut Bill to the Floor
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Loebsack wrote to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging her to schedule a vote for the Taking Responsibility for Congressional Pay Act, which will cut pay for all Senators and Representatives by five percent starting in January 2011. This would mark the first congressional pay cut in 77 years. “Iowa families are continuing to make tough choices with their household budgets, and have been making do with less for some time now, and I think it is time for Members of Congress t... Read more

  • Loebsack Weekly Column: Supporting Our Fellow Iowans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 17, 2010 | Preview rr

    According to the new Census Bureau report, 1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty. Unfortunately, to me, this report comes as no surprise. I travel around the Second District each and every weekend, and I know that my fellow Iowans are hurting. I know that people are working harder for less. When I was growing up, we didn’t have a lot. We relied on our community, family, and programs such as Social Security to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. Which is why, as we step up to tackle som... Read more

  • Loebsack Presents Flags Flown Over Capitol to Southeastern Iowa Veterans on Honor Flight
    Posted in Press Release on September 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Dave Loebsack joined veterans from Southeastern Iowa at the World War II Memorial and presented them with flags flown over the Capitol. The veterans were on an Honor Flight. Honor flights provide an all expense paid, safe trip to Washington, DC for our WWII veterans so that they can visit our nation’s Capitol and the World War II Memorial that was built in their honor. “Meeting Iowa members of the “Greatest Generation” and presenting them with a flag flown over the Capitol is a... Read more

  • Loebsack Congratulates Iowa Medal of Honor Recipient
    Posted in Press Release on September 10, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Loebsack congratulated Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha on being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama for gallantry at the risk of his life and going above and beyond the call of duty. Giunta is the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor who has served in any war since Vietnam. “I have had the distinct honor of meeting Staff Sergeant Giunta when I shared Thanksgiving dinner with him last year. His patriotism, honor, and sacrifice are deserving ... Read more

  • Loebsack Weekly Column: Honoring the Heroes of 9/11
    Posted in Headlines on September 10, 2010 | Preview rr

    On September 11, 2001, Americans stood in shock of the tragedy that unfolded upon our nation. In the days that followed, we all stood together inspired and honored by the thousands of firefighters, rescue workers, first responders, medical personnel, and construction workers who traveled to Ground Zero to help clean up and recover. Many of these heroes spent days, weeks, and months rescuing survivors, clearing debris, and performing critical work at the request of the government despite the unce... Read more

  • Loebsack: Additional Disaster Recovery Dollars Available for Iowa Businesses
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Loebsack and Mayor Corbett announced good news for Iowa business owners from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after a meeting with HUD officials. Officials from HUD have determined private loans will not be considered a duplication of benefits for disaster impacted businesses receiving federal funds. “This is wonderful news for our businesses owners,” said Loebsack. “I have been working with the Governor, Mayor Corbett, the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce... Read more

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