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  • Loebsack Demands Answers from Equifax on Data Breach
    Posted in Press Release on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, along with his Democratic colleagues from the Energy and Commerce Committee, demanded answers from Equifax after the company announced a massive data breach has compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans. In a letter sent to Richard Smith, the Chairman and CEO of Equifax, the members laid out a series of questions to gain additional information about who was affected, how Equifax plans to make impacted customers whole and what the company ... Read more

  • Loebsack, Grassley, Ernst, Johnson Issue Joint Statement on VA OIG Review of Brandon Ketchum’s Care at VA
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA OIG) today released the results of its review of the circumstances of veteran Brandon Ketchum’s suicide and whether Ketchum received adequate mental health treatment at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. Rep. Dave Loebsack, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst and Sen. Ron Johnson sought the review. The Members of Congress made the following comment. “This case is a tragic example of why we must do better for our ve... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Hold Congress Accountable During Healthcare Debate
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to ensure Members of Congress are held accountable when dealing with the healthcare coverage of millions of Americans. Loebsack’s legislation, the Holding Congress Accountable on Healthcare Act, would mandate that if Congress passes legislation, which makes changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the enactment of that legislation leads to an increase of the uninsured rate, Members of Congress would no longer be e... Read more

  • Loebsack Encourages Students to Apply for Fall Internships
    Posted in Press Release on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program. Positions are available in Loebsack’s Iowa City, Davenport or Washington, D.C. offices. The Congressional internship program is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates, regardless of major. Fall internships typically begin around Labor Day and run through the end of the year, though specific dates can be set for each ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Trump Administration Plans to Lower RFS Volumes
    Posted in Press Release on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to cut the amount of advanced biofuels required to be used next year in the U.S. At the same time, the EPA announced it will keep stagnant the amount of conventional biofuels, like ethanol, used in the U.S. If these actions are finalized, it would result in the first cut ever to the use of advanced biofuels in our nation. Loebsack serves as the co-chair of the ... Read more

  • Mr. President: In Iowa, wind energy equals jobs
    Posted in Press Release on July 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Originally published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette Mr. President: In Iowa, wind energy equals jobs As you drive across I-80, or on the many gravel roads throughout our state, you see a lot of jobs gently blowing in the breeze. Across the nation, more than 88,000 people work in the wind energy industry, including 7,000 here in Iowa alone. On top of that, the industry is poised to expand rapidly. A recent study suggested Iowa could employ 20,000 workers in the wind energy industry in only three shor... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game. “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of this morning's shootings. My thoughts and prayers go to Congressman Scalise, the injured staffers and law enforcement officers who were hurt by this senseless act of violence.” Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Protect Iowans’ Access to Healthcare Coverage
    Posted in Press Release on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Amid reports that Iowans who rely on healthcare insurance purchased through a state's exchange could be left without any options for coverage, Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to protect Iowans where no coverage options may be available. “Folks in Congress need to understand that these are real people and real lives we are talking about. My legislation is not meant to be a permanent fix, but we need to give the folks in Iowa who could lose their insurance an option aside fr... Read more

  • Loebsack: New CBO Score Reaffirms Republicans’ Healthcare Repeal Plan Will Rip Coverage from Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its newest analysis of the plan Republicans passed through the House to repeal healthcare coverage. The report concluded that over ten years, approximately 23 million fewer people would have their healthcare coverage than under the current legislation. “Today’s new CBO report reaffirms what many have feared – that even with the tweaks made by Republicans, this plan ri... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Schools
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation that would provide funding to update and modernize our schools. The Renew America’s Schools Act would provide $100 million dollars per year for five years to create a competitive federal grant program through the Department of Energy for schools to modernize and make energy-efficient upgrades to their facilities. Loebsack’s Renew America’s Schools Act was also included as part of a comprehensive infrastructure package that was introduced by ... Read more