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  • Loebsack, Grothman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Future Shutdowns
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Glenn Grothman (WI-06) recently introduced legislation that would ensure the government never shuts down again. Their legislation, HR 797, the End Government Shutdowns Act, would activate an automatic Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government in the event that Congress fails to pass an appropriations bill for the next fiscal year. The funding would continue at the previous year’s level, preventing all future shutdowns. Having an automatic backup plan... Read more

  • For 11th Time Since Beginning of New Congress, Loebsack Votes to Fund and Reopen the Government
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he and his democratic colleagues again passed a bill to end the reckless shutdown and get the government working on behalf of the American people. Today’s vote marks the 11th time the US House has voted on legislation to reopen the government since the beginning of the 116th Congress. This bill now heads to the Senate, where Leader McConnell has refused to consider any legislation passed by the House to fund the government, i... Read more

  • Loebsack Moves to Reopen Government with Vote on Financial Services Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on January 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today voted to start reopening the government with his vote in favor of the Financial Services Appropriations Bill. This legislation will fund the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure the 1.1 million hardworking Iowans who are issued a tax refund will be processed in a timely manner. This bill is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate last year by a vote of 92-6. It now heads back to the Senate for its consideration. “We sh... Read more

  • 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 Again Calls Out House Republican Leaders for Closing Up and Leaving Town
    Posted in Press Release on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    As the House gaveled out of session with two weeks remaining on its schedule, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call to Republican leaders to keep the House in session and working on the important issues Iowans are facing. Issues from the Farm Bill to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act remain to be dealt with. Today marks the 274th day of the year and the House has only been in session for a total of 94 days. Additionally, the House is only scheduled to be in session for a total... Read more

  • Loebsack Calls on House Republican Leaders to Follow the Senate and Cancel August Recess
    Posted in Press Release on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and cancel the planned August recess. Today marks the 156th day of the year and the House has only been in session for a total of 56 days. “It is beyond unacceptable that the House has only been in session for 56 days so far this year. The people of Iowa sent me here to work on issues that affect their lives and only bein... Read more

  • Loebsack Continues to Pressure House Leadership to Bring Up Ban on Insider Trading
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined a group of lawmakers to take action that would force the House leadership to bring up legislation for a vote that closes the loophole that allows members of Congress to profit off of non-public information. In May, Loebsack was the fourth person in Congress to cosponsor the House version of the STOCK Act. The bipartisan legislation now has over 270 cosponsors, including 92 Republicans. “The American people must have faith in their government for it to be ef... Read more

  • Loebsack Calls for Immediate Action to Extend and Expand the Payroll Tax Holiday
    Posted in Press Release on November 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington, Social Security and Medicare

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today wrote to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, calling on him to immediately bring up legislation that will address some of the concerns of working families, seniors and those who are seeking, but unable, to find work. In the letter, Loebsack stressed the importance of extending and expanding the payroll tax cuts. If this tax cut is allowed to expire, a typical American family making $50,000 a year would see their taxes go up by $1,000. Loebsack also discussed t... Read more

  • Loebsack, 20 Watchdog Groups Call on Super Committee to Post Recommendations 72 Hours Prior to Vote
    Posted in Press Release on November 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today sent a letter to the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, calling on them to post their recommendations for cutting the deficit online 72 hours before the committee vote. Yesterday, 20 Congressional watchdog organizations, including the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, also called for this action. Loebsack has been leading the charge in Congress to ensure the Super Committee’s process and final product are fully... Read more

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