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  • 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

  • Loebsack Votes to #RaiseTheWage for 131,000 Iowans in the Second District
    Posted in Press Release on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the Raise the Wage Act on a bipartisan vote. This legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and index future increases to median wage growth to ensure the value does not again erode over time. This increase would give 33 million workers nationwide a raise, including 131,000 people living in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. Nationwide, there has been no raise in the minimum wage in... Read more

  • Loebsack, Carter Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure Patients Have Access to Quality Dental and Optometric Care
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), today introduced the Dental and Optometric Care Access (DOC Access) Act to ensure patients have access to high-quality dental and optometric care by providing fairness in contracts between doctors and dental and vision insurers. This bipartisan legislation allows for dentists, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to charge an amount that is usual and customary for the services that are not covered under an insurance plan rather ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the President’s Review of the Small Refinery Exemption
    Posted in Press Release on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack released a statement following reports in the media that President Trump has ordered the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Cabinet members to review the excessive use of the Small Refinery Exemption program (SRE). Earlier this year, Loebsack, co-chair of the House Biofuels Caucus, called on the EPA to suspend issuing SREs until a review of the program had been completed. Since this administration began using SREs to help prop up... Read more

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