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  • Loebsack Statement on the Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game. “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of this morning's shootings. My thoughts and prayers go to Congressman Scalise, the injured staffers and law enforcement officers who were hurt by this senseless act of violence.” Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Protect Iowans’ Access to Healthcare Coverage
    Posted in Press Release on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Amid reports that Iowans who rely on healthcare insurance purchased through a state's exchange could be left without any options for coverage, Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to protect Iowans where no coverage options may be available. “Folks in Congress need to understand that these are real people and real lives we are talking about. My legislation is not meant to be a permanent fix, but we need to give the folks in Iowa who could lose their insurance an option aside fr... Read more

  • Loebsack: New CBO Score Reaffirms Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal Plan Will Rip Coverage from Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its newest analysis of the plan Republicans passed through the House to repeal healthcare coverage. The report concluded that over ten years, approximately 23 million fewer people would have their healthcare coverage than under the current legislation. “Today’s new CBO report reaffirms what many have feared – that even with the tweaks made by Republicans, this plan ri... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Schools
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that would provide funding to update and modernize our schools. The Renew America’s Schools Act would provide $100 million dollars per year for five years to create a competitive federal grant program through the Department of Energy for schools to modernize and make energy-efficient upgrades to their facilities. Loebsack’s Renew America’s Schools Act was also included as part of a comprehensive infrastructure package that was introduced by ... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a black and white photograph, entitled “Duck Creek,” by Davenport West High School sophomore Andre Garcia, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which more than 1400 votes were cast. “Duck Creek” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Garcia will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend th... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Services
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced two bills to address how to better provide mental health services for those in need. The Children’s Access to Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Act and the Behavioral Health Care Integration Act both build on Loebsack’s work to increase access to mental health services, but to also chip away at the stigma surrounding mental illness. Loebsack was raised by his single mother who struggled with mental illness and has long worked to reduce the stigma of men... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after House Republicans passed legislation that would repeal the ACA, putting in jeopardy the healthcare coverage of more than 171,000 Iowans and 24 million Americans. This legislation also opens the door to eliminating the guarantee that pre-existing conditions will be covered for 1.3 million Iowans. “Today’s vote is the culmination of seven years of Republicans using healthcare as a political football rather than have an honest d... Read more

  • Year-Round Pell Grant Eligibility for Students that Loebsack & Bustos Fought for Included in Today’s Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos today announced that the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Bill, which is expected to be passed in the House today, provides year-round Pell Grant eligibility which was the focus of bipartisan legislation they introduced this year. “As someone who was only able to attend college with the help of student aid, I was proud to author the original year-round Pell legislation that gave students additional flexibility to get the education they deserve,” s... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2017 Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2017 People’s Choice Award winner to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the Congressional Art Contest has now begun. The artwork that receives the most votes will be named this year’s winner and will be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winning student and one parent or guardian will also each receive a free flight to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their h... Read more

  • Loebsack, Bacon Reintroduce Legislation to Cut Member Pay
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced today that he has reintroduced legislation that would cut Member’s pay for the first time since the Great Depression. Loebsack was joined by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) in cosponsoring the legislation. The bipartisan Congressional Halt in Pay Increases (CHIP IN) and Cut Congressional Pay Act (HR 1786) would cut their pay by 10 percent and repeal automatic pay increases that currently take place. “I came to Washington to fight on behalf of hard working Iowan... Read more