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  • 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

  • 14 Watchdog Organizations Endorse Loebsack’s Transparency Legislation
    Posted in Press Release on September 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded 14 government watchdog organizations for their call to implement the transparency measures included in his Deficit Committee Transparency Act, which will ensure the Super Committee’s process and final product are free from the question of undue influence and special interest intervention. The groups wrote Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) and Sen. Patty Murray (WA), the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, in addition to the other 10 members,... Read more

  • Loebsack, Quigley and Renacci Call on “Super Committee” Co-Chairs to Proactively Implement Transparency Measures
    Posted in Press Release on September 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) today called on Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) and Sen. Patty Murray (WA), the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, to proactively implement comprehensive transparency measures for the committee, which is tasked with reducing the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. These measures will ensure the committee’s process and final product are free from the question of undue influence and special interest inte... Read more

  • Loebsack, Quigley and Renacci Introduce Legislation to Ensure “Super Committee” Transparency
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will ensure the proceedings and outcome of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, are fully transparent and free from undue influence. The Deficit Committee Transparency Act includes six requirements that would allow the Committee and its staff to make decisions that are in the best interest of the country and not special interests. Th... Read more

  • Loebsack Joins in Calling for “Super Committee” Transparency
    Posted in Press Release on August 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined a bipartisan group of 16 Representatives in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for them to ensure the recently formed “Super Committee” is an open and transparent process. The debt ceiling deal, which was signed in to law on August 2nd, established a Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “Super Committee,” which is composed of 12 members of Congress and tasked with reducing the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on Department of Labor’s July Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Release on August 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s announcement that the unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in July and the economy added 117,000 jobs. "I continue to argue that Congress needs to be focused on the economy and job creation and this is the exact same message I hear from Iowans again and again. Unfortunately these jobs number show our lack of focus on the most important issue. America needs jobs and a better economy not political brinkm... Read more

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