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  • Loebsack Introduces Resolution Honoring the Importance of School Psychologists
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Veterans Not Receiving GI Bill Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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 ... Read more

  • Loebsack Praises New E15 Rule to Allow Year-Round Sales
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack and Bustos Seek Answers from VA on Veterans Care
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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... Read more

  • Loebsack Again Calls Out House Republican Leaders for Closing Up and Leaving Town
    Posted in Press Release on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    As the House gaveled out of session with two weeks remaining on its schedule, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call to Republican leaders to keep the House in session and working on the important issues Iowans are facing. Issues from the Farm Bill to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act remain to be dealt with. Today marks the 274th day of the year and the House has only been in session for a total of 94 days. Additionally, the House is only scheduled to be in session for a total... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Support for Rural Schools
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently reintroduced legislation that would provide greater support to rural communities to ensure that students attending rural schools have access to the same resources as their urban counterparts. Currently, rural schools have fewer financial resources than non-rural schools, which has created challenges to teacher recruitment and retention, and resulted in a lack of quality expanded learning time programs for students. Loebsack’s Restructuring Underutilized Resour... Read more

  • After 4 Months, EPA Fails to Fully Respond to Loebsack Questions on RFS “Hardship” Waiver
    Posted in Press Release on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    After four months, Congressman Dave Loebsack finally received a response from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the specific questions he had asked regarding the agency’s use of the small refinery exemption program. In April, then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Loebsack serves on, about the small refinery exemption, also known as a ‘hardship’ waiver. During his testimony, Pruitt was unable to answer many of the quest... Read more

  • Loebsack, Stivers Bill to Help Homeless Youth Passes Financial Services Committee
    Posted in Press Release on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, H.R. 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH), passed the Financial Services Committee. The HCYA would help bring the invisible homeless—such as vulnerable children “couch surfing” at the generosity of strangers or living in motels—out of the shadows and give communities more flexibility so they can address the growing problem of homelessness among children. This bill received a hearing i... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Loebsack, Latta Legislation to Reduce Barriers for Precision Agriculture Implementation
    Posted in Press Release on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, to reduce barriers to the implementation of cutting-edge technology on America’s farms. The legislation, authored by Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Bob Latta (R-OH), establishes a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) task force, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to evaluate the best ways to meet the broadband connectivity and technological needs of precision... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Trump’s Meeting With Putin
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “President Trump is flat out wrong to blame the United States and take the word of a foreign adversary over the findings of his own intelligence experts and the House Intelligence Committee. Iowans understand that Putin is a tyrant and it is now more critical than ever that both parties in Congress work together to protect our election systems,... Read more

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