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  • VIDEO: Loebsack Questions EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Commitment to RFS
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today at an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about reports that he has granted “hardship” waivers to numerous oil refiners, including one that made $1.5 billion in profits last year, when they are typically used to support small refiners that are facing economic hardship and are in danger of closing. At the hearing Loebsack pressed Pruitt to be transparent, fully accountable and to release ... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2018 Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2018 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 Statement on Granting of E15 Waiver
    Posted in Press Release on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released a statement today following reports that President Trump has endorsed allowing year-round sales of fuel composed of 15 percent ethanol, instead of the 10 percent that is currently blended in the supply. 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 Retailer Choice Act, which would have legislated this move to E... Read more

  • Loebsack Brings the Questions of Iowans Directly to Mark Zuckerberg
    Posted in Press Release on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications

    During today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data,” Congressman Dave Loebsack took the questions that Iowans told him they wanted answers to directly to Facebook’s Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Last week, Loebsack asked Iowans to submit the questions they would ask Mr. Zuckerberg. As a result, hundreds of questions were submitted and during the hearing, Loebsack was able to get answers to the question Iowans were interested in. A vid... Read more

  • Loebsack Authored Amendment Brings $3.6 Million to Iowa to Update Buses and Bus Facilities
    Posted in Press Release on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Iowa Department of Transportation will receive $3,600,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase buses to be used across the state. Loebsack authored an amendment to expand the Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant Program as part of the Highway bill (The FAST Act), which became law in 2015. Specifically, funding through this competitive program is used to replace buses that operate in rural areas and have reached the end of t... Read more

  • Loebsack’s Rural Wireless Access Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Release on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after his legislation, the Rural Wireless Access Act, was signed into law by President Trump. This bipartisan bill was incorporated in the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which was passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law last week. CLICK HERE for video of Loebsack speaking about his legislation before it passed the House. “Folks living in rural areas know just how bad wireless voice and mobile internet services c... Read more

  • Loebsack Rural Wireless Access Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed his legislation, the Rural Wireless Access Act. This bipartisan bill was incorporated into the larger Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reauthorization Act, which passed the House unanimously, by a voice vote. Currently, the standards that define how wireless coverage is determined are not sufficient, meaning that coverage maps can be incomplete or inaccurate. Without accurate coverage maps, resources n... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement on President Trump’s first State of the Union address. “What I went into tonight’s speech wanting to hear is the same thing I have been hearing from Iowans for a long time: when are we going to get our economy back on track, so it works for all of us? Over the past year, the President has tweeted out his thoughts on various issues, but tonight should have been the time for the rubber to meet the road. Unfortunately, we don’t know much mo... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus to President: Include Dedicated Broadband Funding in Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    As President Trump prepares to unveil his infrastructure proposal, the six co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), David Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Robert Latta (R-Ohio), today sent a letter to the president urging him to include dedicated rural broadband connectivity investments in his proposal to Congress. “We are concerned about recent reports that your forthcoming proposal may not include invest... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House voted on the fourth short-term continuing resolution of the fiscal year. Loebsack has previously supported short-term funding agreements in order to allow time for a long-term agreement to be negotiated. With no movement towards a long-term agreement, Loebsack voted against another short-term fix. “Congress must remain in Washington until a long-term funding agreement has been reached. After a dysfunctional and chao... Read more

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