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  • 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

  • VIDEO: Sec. Perry Refuses to Walk Back Administration’s Attack on Iowa Jobs
    Posted in Press Release on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    In response to questions from Congressman Dave Loebsack, Energy Secretary Rick Perry refused to answer whether he believes that the Administration would continue to support renewable energy, including wind and solar. In his appearance in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Loebsack asked Perry to definitively state on-the-record the Administration’s commitment to renewable energy, including support for wind and solar energy, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently said he wou... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Jenkins Send Letter to HHS on Direct Supervision
    Posted in Press Release on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Recently, Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-D) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-R) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Don Wright to permanently prevent Medicare’s enforcement of unreasonable and inflexible direct supervision rules for outpatient therapy services at Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other small, rural hospitals. The bipartisan letter was signed by 54 other members of the House of Representatives. “We must keep fighting to ensure all Iowans have access... Read more

  • VIDEO: Loebsack Sponsored Legislation to Create National, Coordinated Response to Diabetes Heads to President for Signature
    Posted in Press Release on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed S. 920, the National Clinical Care Commission Act. 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 with making recommendations to streamline federal investments, as well as improving coordination and clinical care outcomes. Loebsack and Rep. Pete Olson were the... Read more

  • Loebsack Welcomes USDA Disaster Designation
    Posted in Press Release on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for designating three Iowa counties that have seen extensive damage from the recent drought as primary natural disaster areas. Specifically, the counties of Appanoose, Mahaska and Monroe are included in this declaration. “I applaud the USDA for their decision to assist the farmers and rural areas that were greatly affected by the drought this summer,” said Loebsack. “I have toured some of the affected ar... Read more

  • 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’s Jobs Provisions Included in FY2018 Defense Policy Bill Pass House
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included provisions he authored. Loebsack, a former member the House Armed Services Committee, helped author three provisions that were incorporated in this year’s legislation, including language to strengthen Arsenals, modernize Ammunition Plants and also boost STEM jobs within the Department of Defense (DOD). Additionally, the legislation... Read more

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