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  • Iowa Reps Call on Administration to Uphold Integrity of RFS
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
    Posted in Press Release on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack’s Legislation to Improve Broadband Availability Maps Passes House Committee
    Posted in Press Release on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Communications

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Resolution Honoring the Importance of School Psychologists
    Posted in Press Release on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the week of November 11-15, 2019 as National School Psychology Week. H.Res.692 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). “When students have acce... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Vote
    Posted in Press Release on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to continue the impeachment inquiry. “Today is a solemn day in the history of the U.S. House, but because of the serious allegations against the President, the House must continue its due diligence and move this investigation forward. Today’s vote was a necessary step to move to the next stage of the investigation and get all the facts out in the open for the American people to see and ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the EPA’s Supplemental SRE Rule
    Posted in Press Release on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new supplemental proposed rule to account for gallons waived through Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) in the nation’s biofuel mandate. “It is outrageous that not even two weeks after the President and the EPA announced a ‘deal’ to offset the excessive number of SREs they granted to big, profitable oil companies, they fall back on their word. This proposed rule provides no ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the EPA Halting Work on Potential Biofuels Deal
    Posted in Press Release on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after reports surfaced that said President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have halted work on drafting a deal with the biofuels industry. “Once again, President Trump and the EPA have sided with Big Oil at the expense of America’s farmers, who are already hurting from this administration’s actions to sabotage the RFS by issuing an excessive number of Small Refinery Exemptions. If true, this report is a slap in ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Recent Developments in the Whistle Blower Case Against President Trump
    Posted in Press Release on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after recent developments in the whistle blower case regarding President Trump. “I have felt the need to proceed judiciously given the high constitutional requirements of impeachment, but President Trump’s actions and obstruction require this step of establishing an impeachment inquiry. It is unfortunate that we have ended up at this point. The American people deserve the full truth and it has reached the point where there is no other wa... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the Whistle Blower Complaint Regarding President Trump and Ukraine
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today in response to the recently revealed whistle blower complaint that was made against President Trump after his apparent attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating the son of former Vice President Biden by threatening to withhold military support. “The allegations surrounding President Trump’s call with Ukrainian officials, if proven correct, are game changing regarding the President’s abuse of power. Making a call to pressure a ... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229)’’ will improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is collected. The legislation is cosponsored by Reps. Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04). Legislatio... Read more

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