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  • Loebsack: For the Good of Iowa, Steve King Needs to Resign
    Posted in Press Release on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on Rep. Steve King to resign for the good of the people of Iowa. While Steve King has a long history of making hateful and disgusting remarks, by having his committee assignments taken away, he is no longer able to effectively serve the people of Iowa. Loebsack also announced today that he has become an original cosponsor of Rep. Tim Ryan’s bipartisan resolution to censure Steve King for his history of making hateful and disgusting remarks. Earlier today, L... Read more

  • Loebsack Continues Push to Reopen Government with House Passage of Interior and Environmental Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed Interior and Environmental funding bills. This piece of legislation funds both the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This bill is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate last year by a vote of 92-6. It now heads back to the Senate for its consideration. “Today, January 11th, marks the first pay check that over 800,000 federal workers, including thousands of I... Read more

  • Loebsack Supports Bipartisan Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed legislation to fund the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This bill is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate last year by a vote of 92-6. It now heads back to the Senate for its consideration. “Currently, Air Traffic Controllers are working and ensuring the safety of our skies without being paid. It is clear that as the shutdown progresses, our ... Read more

  • With Vote in Favor of USDA Funding Bill, Loebsack Remains Committed to Reopening the Government
    Posted in Press Release on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today voted in favor of the Agriculture Appropriations Bill. This legislation funds the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with the SNAP food assistance program. This bill is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate last year by a vote of 92-6. It now heads back to the Senate for its consideration. “One of the federal agencies that Iowans rely upon the most is USDA, which processes loans, makes payments and provides other essential services to Iowan... Read more

  • Loebsack Moves to Reopen Government with Vote on Financial Services Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today voted to start reopening the government with his vote in favor of the Financial Services Appropriations Bill. This legislation will fund the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure the 1.1 million hardworking Iowans who are issued a tax refund will be processed in a timely manner. This bill is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate last year by a vote of 92-6. It now heads back to the Senate for its consideration. “We sh... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Swearing In and Beginning of 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today as the House convened to begin the 116th Congress. Having been first elected in 2006, Dave was sworn in to begin his seventh term serving the people of Iowa. “It is again an honor to be selected to represent the people of Iowa and serve as their voice in Washington. I look forward to continuing to fight on behalf of Iowa’s hard-working families. This includes expanding broadband to all communities, creating jobs here at home, boost... Read more

  • Loebsack: Careless Actions by Republicans Lead to Needless Shutdown
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the President and Republicans in Congress forced a needless government shutdown. “It is shameful that we are even in this position. There is a noncontroversial bipartisan deal that the White House had previously agreed to and has passed the Senate and would pass the House if brought up. Republicans must put aside the gimmicks and immediately vote on the only funding bill that is guaranteed to pass. Additionally, it is irrespo... Read more

  • Loebsack and Gianforte’s Rural EMS Bill Now Law
    Posted in Press Release on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    President Trump today signed into law the Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) Act of 2018. Congressmen Loebsack and Gianforte’s bipartisan law reauthorizes a federal grant program that helps rural communities and the EMS providers that serve them. “Patients in rural areas have the same medical conditions requiring an emergency response as those in urban areas do, however many rural EMS agencies face unique challenges in delivering quality care,” said Loebsack. “I am pleased to have ... Read more

  • With Signing of Farm Bill, Loebsack and Latta’s Precision Ag Bill to Become Law
    Posted in Press Release on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Today, the President Donald Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, which contained the language from H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act. Congressmen Loebsack and Latta have been working in a bipartisan fashion to get the bill signed into law. Earlier this year, the House passed H.R. 4881 on a standalone basis. “I am proud to work with Rep. Latta to get the language of this bipartisan bill signed into law. It is important that our farmers have access to the... Read more

  • Loebsack Precision Ag Legislation, Rural EMS & Broadband Funding Included in Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the final Farm Bill Conference report was made public. This legislation represents the final compromise between the House and Senate and is scheduled to be voted on later this week. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were finally able to put aside the partisan games and produce a Farm Bill that will provide Iowa’s farmers and rural communities with the certainty that they need to be able to plan for the upcoming planting... Read more

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