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  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Net Neutrality Legislation
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed HR 1644, the Save the Internet Act of 2019. The bill enacts three, widely supported, bipartisan principles of net neutrality– no blocking, no throttling and no paid prioritization. Also included in the legislation is support for the Connect America Fund, which is used to help fund the expansion of broadband infrastructure in rural areas. This bill was recently passed by the full Energy and Commerce Committee,... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Non-academic Support Staff in Schools
    Posted in Press Release on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack again introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that would designate the week of April 8-12, 2019 as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) Appreciation Week. Loebsack’s bipartisan resolution honors the critical role that non-academic support staff play in education. SISP includes positions such as school counselors, school nurses, psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, school social workers, occupational therapists, phys... Read more

  • Loebsack Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Assistance
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today asked the President to grant the request made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for a declaration of a major disaster for a total of 57 Iowa counties in response to the recent widespread flooding. In his letter, Loebsack wrote that Governor Reynolds has “determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments to handle effectively and federal assistance is needed.” S... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Mullin Reintroduce Legislation to Train Communications Tower Workers
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would create a program through the Federal Communications Commission to establish, or expand, job training programs for communications tower service, construction and maintenance. The “Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019” would provide up to $20 million in competitive grants for various universities, community colleges and technical education programs to develop and administer the t... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the E15 Rule Moving Forward
    Posted in Press Release on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the proposed E15 rule, taking the next step toward making E15 available year-round. In October, President Trump had pledged to end the embargo on sales of E15 during the summer months. “I thank Administrator Wheeler for finally taking this step to expand consumer choice at the gas pump by allowing the year-round sale of E15. I encourage all interested I... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Bacon and Sens. Duckworth, Ernst Announce Creation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus
    Posted in Press Release on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) today joined with Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to announce the creation of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus. The Caucus will focus on discussing the economic, national security and infrastructure benefits of increasingly efficient GPS technology, as well as the risks and oversight challenges that face the GPS industry. “GPS has been an important tool for safely getting pas... Read more

  • Loebsack Helps Pass H.R. 1 to Fight Corruption in Washington, Hold Members Accountable
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today following House passage of H.R. 1, The For the People Act. This legislation will restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money in politics to return power back to the American people. “I came to Washington to fight on behalf of hardworking Iowans and I strongly believe that those elected should be responsible actors and put the needs of hardworking Iowans ah... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on March 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their honor and will have his or her artw... Read more

  • Loebsack Applauds $3 Million Investment in Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Route
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the decision by Amtrak to award $3 million for safety and reliability upgrades to the Southwest Chief route. The Southwest Chief has daily routes from Illinois to California, which travels through southeast Iowa, including a stop in Ft. Madison. Last year, Loebsack joined Congressman Ben Ray Luján and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to Amtrak headquarters expressing support for the Amtrak Southwest Chief line and calling for... Read more

  • Loebsack, LaHood Lead Push for Multi-Year Biodiesel Tax Extension
    Posted in Press Release on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack and Darin LaHood today led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. In a letter to House Leadership, the lawmakers called for swift action in the House to ensure our farmers and producers have the certainty they need to support the more than 60,000 good paying jobs here in the U.S. that are part of the biodiesel industry. A full copy of the letter, signed by 44 Members, can be found here. “We believe in ma... Read more

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