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  • Loebsack Applauds House Passage of Funding for Rural Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Release on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the House passage of $1.025 billion to expand broadband access in rural communities. These funds were contained in an Appropriations “mini-bus” that included funding for various federal agencies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program. Loebsack has long fought to secure funding to increase access to highspeed broadband for those living and working in unserved areas. “The need for highspeed broadband access ... Read more

  • E&C Leaders Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Broadband Mapping Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Committee members Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives today passed S. 1822, by unanimous consent: “Today, the House once again passed legislation to fix our nation’s faulty broadband maps. This bill is the result of an agreement with the Senate to merge multiple bills i... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Praise House Passage of Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Communications

    Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) authors of the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229), along with its cosponsors, Reps. Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statements praising the House passage of the bill. The Broadband DATA Act is bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps by changing the way broa... Read more

  • Loebsack’s Legislation to Improve Broadband Availability Maps Passes House Committee
    Posted in Press Release on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed his bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act. Loebsack’s legislation will help improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is collected. The legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Bob Latta (OH-05), Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04) and now heads to the full House for... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Rural Development, Communications

    Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229)’’ will improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is collected. The legislation is cosponsored by Reps. Billy Long (MO-07) and Donald McEachin (VA-04). Legislatio... 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 Joins House Task Force on Rural Broadband
    Posted in Press Release on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he has been named to serve as a member of the new House Task Force on Rural Broadband, which will be chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. The Task Force seeks to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide and will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access to high-speed internet by 2025. “The future of economic development in Iowa and ... Read more

  • Loebsack Statement on House Passage of Net Neutrality Legislation
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications

    Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed HR 1644, the Save the Internet Act of 2019. The bill enacts three, widely supported, bipartisan principles of net neutrality– no blocking, no throttling and no paid prioritization. Also included in the legislation is support for the Connect America Fund, which is used to help fund the expansion of broadband infrastructure in rural areas. This bill was recently passed by the full Energy and Commerce Committee,... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Mullin Reintroduce Legislation to Train Communications Tower Workers
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would create a program through the Federal Communications Commission to establish, or expand, job training programs for communications tower service, construction and maintenance. The “Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019” would provide up to $20 million in competitive grants for various universities, community colleges and technical education programs to develop and administer the t... Read more

  • Reps. Loebsack, Bacon and Sens. Duckworth, Ernst Announce Creation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus
    Posted in Press Release on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural Development, Communications

    Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) today joined with Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to announce the creation of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus. The Caucus will focus on discussing the economic, national security and infrastructure benefits of increasingly efficient GPS technology, as well as the risks and oversight challenges that face the GPS industry. “GPS has been an important tool for safely getting pas... Read more

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