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  • Rep. Loebsack and Sen. Cortez Masto Introduce Renew America’s Schools Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy and Jobs

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Renew America’s Schools Act, legislation to provide crucial support to America’s schools to make critical infrastructure upgrades that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. “The condition of the buildings where our students learn, and educators teach have an immense impact on the quality of education our children receive. Unfortunately, many of our nation's school buildings are in a state o... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack & Kelly Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Genetic Counselors
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-01) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) recently introduced legislation that would recognize certified genetic counselors (CGCs) as Medicare healthcare providers. The “Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2019,” HR 3235, would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to genetic counselors, who provide specialized services in medical genetics and counseling. This legislation has been developed along with the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). “As personalized medici... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Bring High-Speed Broadband Internet to All Americans
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to bring high-speed broadband internet service to more than 98 percent of the country. The “Connect America Act” would authorize a reverse auction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help fund the deployment of high-speed internet to the largest portion of Americans at the lowest cost. This bill is also included in the LIFT America Act, which is the comprehensive infrastructure plan that was introduced in the House Energy and C... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Establish National Flood Center
    Posted in Press Release on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he has reintroduced legislation to establish a National Flood Center to conduct research on flooding, flood prevention and other flood-related issues. The National Flood Research and Education Center Act (NFRECA) will establish a consortium within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that includes institutes of higher education in order to advance the understanding of the causes of flooding, implement advanced flood prediction ... Read more

  • Loebsack, Cicilline Re-Introduce Lifetime Lobbying Ban for Former Members of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) to reintroduce their proposal to ban former Members of Congress from ever working as registered federal lobbyists. The lawmakers have joined together each Congress for the past eight years to introduce this legislation. Additionally, Loebsack today thanked Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) for introducing legislation aimed at cleaning up Washington, which includes a ban on Members becoming lobbyists. “In order to truly reform Washi... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on EPA’s Rule to Allow Year-Round E-15 Sales
    Posted in Press Release on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Climate Change, Energy and the Environment

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the EPA released new rules that will allow for the year-round sale of gasoline mixed with E-15. “I am pleased that E-15 will now be available to consumers year-round. It is unfortunate that it has taken this long, but this rule will finally remove this unnecessary barrier to expanding the use of renewable fuels in time for this summer driving season. Allowing the sale of E-15 during the summer months will give consumers a low... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on President Trump’s Tariff Tax on Iowans
    Posted in Press Release on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after President Trump announced his intentions to place tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico. “President Trump’s tariff tax is bad news for Iowans, especially our farmers, and amounts to nothing more than an unnecessary tax increase on hardworking families. This administration cannot continue with these haphazard, generalized threats of across the board tariffs. The previous tariffs against China and Mexico have already caused... Read more

  • Warren, Loebsack Question Private Firms’ Predatory Management of Manufactured Housing Communities
    Posted in Press Release on May 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Text of Letters [PDF] United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) yesterday sent letters to the investment firms behind some of the country’s largest manufactured housing communities (MHC) to request information about their use of predatory practices to boost profits in the communities they own. Senator Warren and Representative Loebsack sent letters to Stockbridge and Havenport Capital, following recent reports highlighting the abusive practices of... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack & Stivers Reintroduce “Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act” to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure no veteran seeking in-patient psychiatric care at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is ever denied such care again. In 2016, Sgt. Brandon Ketchum, a veteran from Davenport, Iowa, was turned away from a VA facility after seeking in-patient psychiatric care. After being denied admission, he tragically died by suicide. Sgt. Ketchum’s tragic death reinforces the need for s... Read more

  • FEMA Disaster Assistance Now Available for Flood Victims in Scott and Louisa Counties
    Posted in Press Release on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that residents of Scott and Louisa Counties who have been affected by the recent severe storms and flooding can now apply for disaster assistance to help them recover. Individuals who have received damage to their home or property are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or visiting https://DisasterAssistance.gov. To view the FEMA flyer, click here. “The first step towards receiving ... Read more

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