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  • 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

  • Rep. Loebsack and Sen. Cortez Masto Introduce Renew America’s Schools Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy and Jobs

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Renew America’s Schools Act, legislation to provide crucial support to America’s schools to make critical infrastructure upgrades that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. “The condition of the buildings where our students learn, and educators teach have an immense impact on the quality of education our children receive. Unfortunately, many of our nation's school buildings are in a state o... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack & Kelly Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Genetic Counselors
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-01) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) recently introduced legislation that would recognize certified genetic counselors (CGCs) as Medicare healthcare providers. The “Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019,” HR 3235, would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to genetic counselors, who provide specialized services in medical genetics and counseling. This legislation has been developed along with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). “As personalized medici... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Bring High-Speed Broadband Internet to All Americans
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to bring high-speed broadband internet service to more than 98 percent of the country. The “Connect America Act” would authorize a reverse auction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help fund the deployment of high-speed internet to the largest portion of Americans at the lowest cost. This bill is also included in the LIFT America Act, which is the comprehensive infrastructure plan that was introduced in the House Energy and C... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Establish National Flood Center
    Posted in Press Release on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he has reintroduced legislation to establish a National Flood Center to conduct research on flooding, flood prevention and other flood-related issues. The National Flood Research and Education Center Act (NFRECA) will establish a consortium within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that includes institutes of higher education in order to advance the understanding of the causes of flooding, implement advanced flood prediction ... Read more

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