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  • Congressman Loebsack Issues the Following Statement on National Jobs Numbers
    Posted in Press Release on January 7, 2011 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s jobs report for December 2010, showing that the economy added 103,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent. “I am pleased to see that that the national unemployment rate has fallen slightly. However, it is unacceptable that it has remained so high for so long. Iowans are still struggling to find work and that is why we must continue our focus on training for American workers and job... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Votes to Cut Congress’ Budget; Co-Introduces Legislation to Cut Members’ Salaries
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2011 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack voted to cut congressional budgets, including individual Member offices, Leadership offices and Committees by five percent. The bill was approved in a bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives. "Iowa families are continuing to make tough choices with their household budgets and have been making do with less for some time now. I have long argued that Congress must do its part to get our fiscal house in order, and this cut in congressional budg... Read more

  • House Approves Loebsack Provision to Increase National Guard Education Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack supported passage of the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Improvements Act, S. 3447, to expand access to GI benefits for our nation’s servicemembers and veterans. The bill included Loebsack’s National Guard Education Equality Act. “The benefits under the landmark Post 9/11 GI Bill are a reflection of our gratitude to the men and women in uniform who have served our country since the 9/11 attacks and will help make this generation of veterans part of o... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Issues the Following Statement on Passage of the Tax Cut Agreement
    Posted in Headlines on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement tonight after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. “I promised that I would fight for continued tax relief for hard-working Iowa families and small businesses. The bill that passed the House of Representatives tonight is far from perfect, but after Congress failed to address this issue for months on end, it was the only choice... Read more

  • House Approves Loebsack Provision to Increase National Guard Education Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack supported passage of the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Improvements Act, S. 3447, to expand access to GI benefits for our nation’s servicemembers and veterans. The bill included Loebsack’s National Guard Education Equality Act. “The benefits under the landmark Post 9/11 GI Bill are a reflection of our gratitude to the men and women in uniform who have served our country since the 9/11 attacks and will help make this generation of veterans part of our nation’s econ... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Issues the Following Statement After the House Failed to Pass the Seniors Protection Act
    Posted in Headlines on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement this afternoon after the House of Representatives failed to pass the Seniors Protection Act. The bill would have provided a one-time payment of $250 to seniors, veterans, railroad retirees and people with disabilities because there is no cost-of-living adjustment in 2011. As a member of the Seniors Task Force, Congressman Loebsack was an original cosponsor of this legislation and worked to bring the bill to the Floor. Wh... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Issues the Following Statement on National Unemployment Numbers
    Posted in Press Release on December 3, 2010 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ report that national unemployment numbers are 9.8 percent. “Many businesses have seen a return to prosperity and are making significant profits. Unfortunately, that has not yet translated to increased hiring. With the holiday season upon us, it is particularly disheartening that Congress has been unable to extend emergency unemployment benefits to the millions of Iowa and American families... Read more

  • House Passes Child Nutrition Reauthorization to Fight Childhood Hunger and Prevent Childhood Obesity
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack supported passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, S.3307 to expand access and improve the nutritional quality of meals in schools and child care. The bill included Loebsack’s Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act and provisions from his Hunger Free Schools Act. "I grew up in poverty and know how hard it is to access healthy foods when your family is struggling to make ends meet,” said Loebsack. “This historic legislation will make it ... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Joins Bipartisan Delegation to Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Release on November 23, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Dave Loebsack joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Afghanistan. On his fifth trip to Afghanistan, Congressman Loebsack met with American military leaders and Afghan government officials to discuss counterterrorism operations in the country and progress in training the Afghan National Security Forces, but most importantly he had many opportunities to speak with and thank our dedicated troops. “As a member of the House Armed Service Committee, I regularly receiv... Read more

  • Loebsack Congratulates Iowa Medal of Honor Recipient
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    Today, President Obama presented Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha the Medal of Honor 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. I was also privileged to meet his parents, Steven and Rosemary, in Iowa. Giunta’s patriotism, honor, an... Read more

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