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  • LOEBSACK, CRAMER, EMMER, PETERSON, NOEM INTRODUCE BILL FIXING ARC COMMODITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
    Posted in Press Release on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    A coalition of rural House members from the Midwest introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the flawed Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program. Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R.4654, a bill requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to prioritize data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) when computing average county yields for the purposes of the Ag... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Social Security and Medicare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the final version of the Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan. “The Ryan-McConnell tax plan that passed today will hurt too many Iowans. Congress should have done a better job fighting for Iowa's working families and providing relief for small businesses. Instead of increasing take home pay for all middle class families, the Ryan-McConnell plan focuses on slashing taxes for millionaires, billionaires and corporations. All... Read more

  • Loebsack Leads Legislation to Invest $45 Billion in Combating Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. The Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act invests $45 billion into the prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment of opioid abuse. This legislation builds on the bipartisan efforts that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act to provide states with additional resources and a long-term investment in this fight. Loebsack was joined by Reps.... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the EPA’s Final RFS Obligations for 2018
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final 2018 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). In today’s final announcement, the EPA kept stagnant the amount of biodiesel and conventional biofuels, like ethanol, required to be blended and chose to cut the amount of cellulosic biofuels required to be used next year. “I am pleased that the amount of conventional ethanol required to be blended was... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Provide Job Training for Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that builds on current public-private partnership efforts to ensure our veterans have the skills necessary to seamlessly enter the workforce after they return home. The Veterans Employment Training (VET) Act would provide grants to encourage local businesses and community colleges to offer our veterans the training needed to be successful in newly created jobs. Loebsack is a member of the Congressional Military Family Caucus and previously s... Read more

  • Loebsack Successful in Effort to Ensure Life-saving Medical Research Continues
    Posted in Press Release on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he helped lead a bipartisan push to ensure the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) remained within the Department of Defense (DOD). As part of negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), provisions were struck from the bill that were originally included in the legislation and would have halted the research. Last month, Loebsack and a group of 179 lawmakers called for the CDMRP, whic... Read more

  • Loebsack Legislation to Create National, Coordinated Response to Diabetes Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Release on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after President Trump signed into law S. 920, the National Clinical Care Commission Act. Loebsack and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) were the bipartisan cosponsors of the House version of this legislation, which passed by unanimous consent on a voice vote. This legislation will help improve and coordinate a national response to diabetes, and other metabolic and autoimmune diseases, by establishing a private-public Commission charged... Read more

  • VIDEO: Loebsack Continues Fight for Cedar Rapids Flood Protection
    Posted in Press Release on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today, at an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, questioned Charles Alexander, the Director of Contingency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about the delay in the construction of Cedar Rapids’ flood mitigation projects. During the hearing, Loebsack inquired about the Corps use of the benefit-cost-ratio that decides which projects will be built and places smaller communities, such as Cedar Rapids, at a disadvantage. Loebsack also called for Director Al... Read more

  • ICYMI: Loebsack Leads Effort to Ensure Life-saving Medical Research Continues
    Posted in Press Release on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Congressman Loebsack led a bipartisan group of 179 lawmakers in calling for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) to remain within the Department of Defense. The CDMRP is leading medical research into breast, lung, ovarian and pancreatic cancers, as well as finding cures for neurological diseases, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Established in 1992 by Senator Tom Harkin, the CDMRP has led to many advancements and breakthroughs in ca... Read more

  • Loebsack, House Biofuels Caucus Lead Call for Robust RFS Volumes
    Posted in Press Release on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he, along with the House Biofuels Caucus, sent a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, calling for a robust amount of biofuels required to be used in the U.S. over the next year. Additionally, the letter addresses the recent EPA actions and reports indicating the agency’s intent to reduce advanced biofuel volumes and allow credits for ethanol exported overseas. Loebsack serves as a ... Read more

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