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  • 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 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 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

  • VIDEO: Loebsack Takes Iowa Veterans’ Concerns Directly to VA Leadership
    Posted in Press Release on July 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    After hosting a series of Veterans Roundtables and meeting with nearly 100 veterans across Iowa last week, Congressman Dave Loebsack took their concerns and ideas directly to the leaders of the Veterans Administration (VA). Yesterday, Loebsack personally met with Robert Reynolds, Director, Benefits Assistance Service, Veterans Benefit Administration and John Medve, Executive Director, VA/DOD Collaboration Service. Today, he questioned VA and Department of Defense officials at a joint House Armed... Read more

  • Loebsack to Mark 500th Event in Iowa
    Posted in Headlines on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will mark his 500th in-state event for the year in Ottumwa. This Saturday, December 1st, Loebsack will join employees at the Ottumwa North Hy-Vee to write Holiday cards to the troops serving overseas. Cards will be provided at the event and then distributed through the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Click here for additional information about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The public is invited to stop by and give the troops a “... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces $200,000 to Provide Job Training for Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that Goodwill Industries of the Heartland based in Iowa City will receive $200,000 to provide job training for homeless veterans. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). The grant will be used to serve homeless veterans in Scott, Clinton and Muscatine Counties in Iowa and Rock Island, Whiteside, and Henry Counties in Illinois. “We h... Read more

  • Loebsack, Schilling Win Jobs Provisions, Support Our Troops in NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Language introduced by Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bobby Schilling (IL-17) in the House of Representatives-passed version of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to permanently lift the cap in current law on the number of public-private partnerships (PPPs) that arsenals are able to enter into has been included in the comprehensive legislation passed by the Conference Committee. The bill approved by the Committee – referred to as a conference report – reconcile... Read more

  • Loebsack Sponsored Provisions Included in Defense Policy Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that three of his top priorities were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was recently negotiated between members of the House and Senate. The final legislation includes support for the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) to expand its current manufacturing base, will allow mental health providers to be embedded with National Guard units during their training weekends and takes steps to remedy a National Guard housing allowance disparity... Read more

  • Honoring and Supporting Our Nation’s Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on November 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Congressman Dave Loebsack Veterans Day provides all Americans an opportunity to reflect on the service of our men and women in uniform and to honor the sacrifices that have been made so that we may live in peace and freedom here at home. This Friday, our state and nation pauses to pay tribute to the generations of veterans who have served our country. As we gather together in remembrance, thousands of young men and women are serving our country overseas. I have had the privilege of visiting o... Read more

  • Loebsack Presents Congressional Record Statement to Eastern Iowa WWII Veterans on Honor Flight
    Posted in Press Release on September 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined veterans from Eastern Iowa at the World War II Memorial and presented them with copies of the Congressional Record statement he submitted honoring their service. The veterans visited Washington on an Honor Flight, which is an all expense paid trip for WWII veterans so that they can visit our nation’s capital and the World War II Memorial that was built in their honor. “These men and women are our nation’s true heroes. It is a privilege to meet them and pres... Read more

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