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  • Loebsack Applauds Additional $1.7 Million Investment for Community Health Centers to Expand COVID-19 Testing
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an additional round of grants for health centers located across Iowa’s Second Congressional District. These grants are specifically targeted to help expand testing for COVID-19 in their communities. Details are below. “One of the biggest obstacles we face in the reopening of our communities is the need for widespread testing. I am pleased that Iowa’s Community health ... Read more

  • Loebsack Highlights Issues Important to Iowans for Gov. Reynolds to Discuss with Pres. Trump
    Posted in Press Release on May 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    In light of Governor Reynold’s announced meeting with President Trump, Congressman Dave Loebsack compiled a list of topics that Iowans have discussed with him and believes that the Governor should highlight in her conversation with the President and Coronavirus Taskforce. From ensuring our farmers and small rural businesses have access to PPP loans to ensuring worker safety and providing the necessary PPE, there are important topics that Iowans want the Governor and President to discuss. “All of... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Graves Introduce Resolution Honoring America's Teachers
    Posted in Press Release on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    This week, in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Representative Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) will introduce a resolution in Congress to honor teachers. The resolution recognizes the contributions of America’s teachers to building and enhancing the Nation’s civic, cultural, and economic well-being. National Teacher Appreciation Week runs May 4th through May 8th this year. “Even in these most trying of times, teachers strive to make a difference in th... Read more

  • Loebsack Applauds AmeriCorps Investment in Iowa Initiatives
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the release of funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) AmeriCorps Grant program. These competitive grants will help support approximately 140 AmeriCorps members in organizations in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. Loebsack has been a longtime supporter of the CNCS and has advocated for robust funding of its initiatives. Organizations receiving grants include the City of Davenport and Graceland University. “As Iowans ... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Axne and Finkenauer Call on President Trump to Use Defense Production Act for Protective Equipment for Meat Processing Plants
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for the president to partner in safely reopening meat processing plants in Iowa by utilizing the Defense Production Act (DPA) to produce the needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for workers, just as he has done to order the opening of the plants. “For our food supply to remain open, the people working in these plants must have the proper safety gear to ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Loebsack, House Democrats Announce Plan to Connect All Americans to Affordable Broadband Internet
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr, and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle, among others, to announce a plan to connect all Americans to affordable broadband internet. This announcement builds on the previously laid out plan in the Moving America Forward Framework and is the result of collaboration between the Rural Broadband Task Force, the Energy & Commerce Committee, an... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on the Passage of Interim Emergency COVID-19 Relief
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the fourth bill designed to help combat COVID-19 and its effect on our economy. “The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” contains relief for small businesses, funding for hospitals and testing, and protects the livelihood of Iowans. Specifically, this bill sets aside $60 billion within the Payment Protection Program (PPP) for underserved small businesses, including those in rural area... Read more

  • Iowa Congressional Democrats Urge USDA to Not Leave Biofuel Industry Out of Coronavirus Relief
    Posted in Press Release on April 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), released the following statement on the lack of support for the biofuel industry in the United States Department of Agriculture’s recently-announced assistance program for farmers and producers affected by coronavirus. “It is severely disappointing that the USDA is leaving biofuels behind in the recently announced Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Biofuel plants are critical parts of our rural commun... Read more

  • Loebsack Welcomes Additional $3.7 Million Investment in Community Health Centers
    Posted in Press Release on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an additional round of grants for community health centers located across Iowa’s Second Congressional District. These grants come from the Health Center funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was the third piece of legislation passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 virus. These funds are in addition to the funding they... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Third COVID-19 Response Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which is the third piece of legislation to combat the COVID-19 illness. The bipartisan legislation now heads to the President who has suggested he will sign the bill into law. “Ensuring the health and economic security for all hard working Iowans and Americans is my top priority. That is why I am pleased the bill passed today gets the resour... Read more

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