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  • Loebsack Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement on President Trump’s first State of the Union address. “What I went into tonight’s speech wanting to hear is the same thing I have been hearing from Iowans for a long time: when are we going to get our economy back on track, so it works for all of us? Over the past year, the President has tweeted out his thoughts on various issues, but tonight should have been the time for the rubber to meet the road. Unfortunately, we don’t know much mo... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus to President: Include Dedicated Broadband Funding in Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    As President Trump prepares to unveil his infrastructure proposal, the six co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), David Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Robert Latta (R-Ohio), today sent a letter to the president urging him to include dedicated rural broadband connectivity investments in his proposal to Congress. “We are concerned about recent reports that your forthcoming proposal may not include invest... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House voted on the fourth short-term continuing resolution of the fiscal year. Loebsack has previously supported short-term funding agreements in order to allow time for a long-term agreement to be negotiated. With no movement towards a long-term agreement, Loebsack voted against another short-term fix. “Congress must remain in Washington until a long-term funding agreement has been reached. After a dysfunctional and chao... Read more

  • Loebsack Launches Revamped Online Home For Iowans
    Posted in Press Release on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today launched his newly redesigned website, https://loebsack.house.gov. The website serves as the online home for Iowans looking to interact with the Congressman and be in touch with his office. “I am pleased that the newly redesigned website makes it easier for Iowans to be in touch with me and see what I am working on in Washington and across the state. I have long been committed to transparency and having an open conversation with Iowans. Along with the 370 in-perso... Read more

  • LOEBSACK, CRAMER, EMMER, PETERSON, NOEM INTRODUCE BILL FIXING ARC COMMODITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
    Posted in Press Release on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    A coalition of rural House members from the Midwest introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the flawed Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program. Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R.4654, a bill requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to prioritize data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) when computing average county yields for the purposes of the Ag... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Social Security and Medicare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the final version of the Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan. “The Ryan-McConnell tax plan that passed today will hurt too many Iowans. Congress should have done a better job fighting for Iowa's working families and providing relief for small businesses. Instead of increasing take home pay for all middle class families, the Ryan-McConnell plan focuses on slashing taxes for millionaires, billionaires and corporations. All... Read more

  • Loebsack Leads Legislation to Invest $45 Billion in Combating Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. The Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act invests $45 billion into the prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment of opioid abuse. This legislation builds on the bipartisan efforts that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act to provide states with additional resources and a long-term investment in this fight. Loebsack was joined by Reps.... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the EPA’s Final RFS Obligations for 2018
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final 2018 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). In today’s final announcement, the EPA kept stagnant the amount of biodiesel and conventional biofuels, like ethanol, required to be blended and chose to cut the amount of cellulosic biofuels required to be used next year. “I am pleased that the amount of conventional ethanol required to be blended was... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Provide Job Training for Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that builds on current public-private partnership efforts to ensure our veterans have the skills necessary to seamlessly enter the workforce after they return home. The Veterans Employment Training (VET) Act would provide grants to encourage local businesses and community colleges to offer our veterans the training needed to be successful in newly created jobs. Loebsack is a member of the Congressional Military Family Caucus and previously s... Read more

  • Loebsack Successful in Effort to Ensure Life-saving Medical Research Continues
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he helped lead a bipartisan push to ensure the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) remained within the Department of Defense (DOD). As part of negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), provisions were struck from the bill that were originally included in the legislation and would have halted the research. Last month, Loebsack and a group of 179 lawmakers called for the CDMRP, whic... Read more

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