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  • Loebsack Introduces Bill to Develop High-Definition Mapping for Self-Driving Cars
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced legislation to develop high-definition road mapping in order to further the safe deployment of highly automated vehicles, or self-driving cars. Loebsack’s legislation, the 21st Century Automated Vehicle Safety Act of 2018, creates a competitive grant program to establish a high-definition road mapping pilot program that will be used to further the development and deployment self-driving cars. Loebsac... Read more

  • Loebsack Praises FCC’s Action to Increase Funding for the Rural Health Care Program
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to raise the cap on the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program by $171 million. This new investment brings the cap for this fund to $571 million, which helps provide access to high speed internet for rural health care providers. In 2016, Loebsack worked to get legislation signed into law that made skilled nursing facilities eligible to receive funds through this pr... Read more

  • Loebsack Praises $50 Million Federal Investment in I-80/I-380 Interchange Redesign
    Posted in Press Release on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the Iowa Department of Transportation will receive a $50 million grant through its Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. The funding will be used to implement a comprehensive redesign of the I-80/I-380 interchange. This is the first installment of the approximately $350 million construction project. Loebsack has long fought to secure the funds necessa... Read more

  • Loebsack Calls on House Republican Leaders to Follow the Senate and Cancel August Recess
    Posted in Press Release on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and cancel the planned August recess. Today marks the 156th day of the year and the House has only been in session for a total of 56 days. “It is beyond unacceptable that the House has only been in session for 56 days so far this year. The people of Iowa sent me here to work on issues that affect their lives and only bein... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Republican’s Failure to Push Through Partisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to push their partisan farm bill through the House. This legislation fails to address falling farm income, eliminates the energy title, which includes the popular Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and eliminates important crop insurance and risk management education efforts. Additionally, the bill cuts billions of dollars in food assistance... Read more

  • Loebsack and Bustos’ Amendment to Establish a Center of Excellence for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing included in National Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee completed its markup of the 2019 National Defense Authorization. During this process, an amendment led by Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was inserted into the bill to create a “Center of Excellence for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing.” Once established, this Center will support the Army’s ongoing efforts to integrate advanced manufacturing techniques into the processes at its arsenals and other industrial facilitie... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a painting entitled “A Soldier’s Haunting” by Keokuk High School’s Kaylee Adams was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2018 Congressional Art Contest. The painting is from a photo that Kaylee's uncle took of himself while serving in Iraq. After returning home, he suffered from PTSD and took his own life. Kaylee made the painting for her father to honor her uncle. “Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativit... Read more

  • 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

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