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  • Loebsack Statement on Swearing In and Beginning of 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today as the House convened to begin the 116th Congress. Having been first elected in 2006, Dave was sworn in to begin his seventh term serving the people of Iowa. “It is again an honor to be selected to represent the people of Iowa and serve as their voice in Washington. I look forward to continuing to fight on behalf of Iowa’s hard-working families. This includes expanding broadband to all communities, creating jobs here at home, boost... Read more

  • Loebsack: Careless Actions by Republicans Lead to Needless Shutdown
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the President and Republicans in Congress forced a needless government shutdown. “It is shameful that we are even in this position. There is a noncontroversial bipartisan deal that the White House had previously agreed to and has passed the Senate and would pass the House if brought up. Republicans must put aside the gimmicks and immediately vote on the only funding bill that is guaranteed to pass. Additionally, it is irrespo... Read more

  • Loebsack and Gianforte’s Rural EMS Bill Now Law
    Posted in Press Release on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    President Trump today signed into law the Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) Act of 2018. Congressmen Loebsack and Gianforte’s bipartisan law reauthorizes a federal grant program that helps rural communities and the EMS providers that serve them. “Patients in rural areas have the same medical conditions requiring an emergency response as those in urban areas do, however many rural EMS agencies face unique challenges in delivering quality care,” said Loebsack. “I am pleased to have ... Read more

  • With Signing of Farm Bill, Loebsack and Latta’s Precision Ag Bill to Become Law
    Posted in Press Release on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Today, the President Donald Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, which contained the language from H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act. Congressmen Loebsack and Latta have been working in a bipartisan fashion to get the bill signed into law. Earlier this year, the House passed H.R. 4881 on a standalone basis. “I am proud to work with Rep. Latta to get the language of this bipartisan bill signed into law. It is important that our farmers have access to the... Read more

  • Loebsack Precision Ag Legislation, Rural EMS & Broadband Funding Included in Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the final Farm Bill Conference report was made public. This legislation represents the final compromise between the House and Senate and is scheduled to be voted on later this week. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were finally able to put aside the partisan games and produce a Farm Bill that will provide Iowa’s farmers and rural communities with the certainty that they need to be able to plan for the upcoming planting... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Veterans Continuing to Not Receive Promised GI Bill Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after additional reports brought to light that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has stated that they will not make retroactive GI Bill benefit payments to veterans who received less than they were owed, despite previous assurances that the affected veterans would be fully reimbursed. The Forever GI Bill provides educational and housing benefits to our veterans, which were earned through their service to the nation. Due to multiple... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Resolution Honoring the Importance of School Psychologists
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced a resolution to recognize the week of November 12-16, 2018 as National School Psychology Week. H.Res.1146 honors the work of school psychologists as an integral part of the dedicated team of professionals working in our schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to achieve academic success and reach their full potential. The resolution is supported by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). “Students learn best when they are... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Veterans Not Receiving GI Bill Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after reports surfaced that veterans have not been receiving their GI Bill benefits due to ongoing IT issues at the Veterans Administration (VA). “I'm very disappointed in the Veterans Administration’s failure to provide our veterans with the benefits they were promised. As a military parent, I am also deeply concerned about the reports of thousands of veterans who are facing homelessness because of the VA's inability to deliver housing ... Read more

  • Loebsack Praises New E15 Rule to Allow Year-Round Sales
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would begin rulemaking to allow the year-round sale of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol (E15). Current law does not allow E15 to be sold in the summer months. 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 R... Read more

  • Loebsack and Bustos Seek Answers from VA on Veterans Care
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Following a recent report from USA Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack and Cheri Bustos sought answers from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure our veterans are receiving the highest possible quality of care. Specifically, the USA Today report showed that the VA had cancelled more than 250,000 radiology orders at VA hospitals across the country, including the Iowa City VA Hospital, since 2016. In light of this discovery, Loebsack and Bustos called on Secretary Rob... Read more

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