ADA @ 30
July 24, 2020
Dave talks about the the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law.
Loebsack Questions Energy Sec. Brouillette on RFS, SREs
July 14, 2020
Department of Energy Secretary, Dan Brouillette, testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee about the department's response to COVID and other issues. During his questioning, Loebsack noted the negative impact COVID has had on our nation's ethanol and biofuel producers, which has been compounded by the issuing of Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE).
Dave Questions EPA Admin Wheeler on 10th Circuit Ruling
February 27, 2020
Earlier this year, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the EPA exceeded its authority in issuing small refinery exemptions (SRE) to companies who had not received waivers in the prior year. Dave has urged the EPA to now apply that decision nationally.
Broadband DATA Act Passed House!
December 16, 2019
The House unanimously passed legislation Dave authored to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. Dave’s Broadband DATA Act changes the way broadband data is collected, in order to best know where high speed broadband is actually needed.
FCC Oversight Hearing
December 5, 2019
Dave questioned FCC Commissioners about his Broadband DATA Act to improve the collection of data to ensure broadband gets to where it is needed, including rural areas. He also discussed the Precision Ag Act that was signed into law as part of the Farm Bill and how highspeed broadband is needed to make sure our farmers can use all the technology available to them.
Broadband DATA Act
November 20, 2019
At a September 11th Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing, Loebsack talks about his legislation, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229). This bill will help improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is collected. It recently passed the Energy and Commerce Committee by a unanimous vote.
E&C Twitter Hearing
September 6, 2018
At a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, Dave questioned him about the actions his company is taking to keep teens who use the platform safe and free from harassment. While online communities may allow young people to find friendship and community, Twitter may also be creating new unimaginable crisis for many kids. Social media has been used frequently for abusive purposes like harassment and cyberbullying. And Twitter has too often been too s...
Holding EPA Admin Pruitt Accountable
May 14, 2018
Loebsack questioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt about the Agency' granting a “hardship” waiver from the RFS to an oil refiner which made $1.5 billion in profits last year. Typically, the waiver has previously been granted to small refiners that were facing economic hardship and in danger of going bankrupt.
April 26, 2018
Dave brought the question of Iowans directly to Mark Zuckerberg during the House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing into Facebook and its use of private data.
Rural Wireless Access Act
March 6, 2018
Dave speaks about his legislation, the Rural Wireless Access Act, on the House floor. His bill was added to a larger piece of legislation, which passed the House unanimously.
CR Flood Protection Update
November 2, 2017
Loebsack questioned the Director of Contingency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the continued delay in building the flood mitigation projects in Cedar Rapids.
National Clinical Care Commission Act
October 11, 2017
The National Clinical Care Commission Act helps improve and coordinate a national response to diabetes, and other metabolic and autoimmune diseases, by establishing a private-public Commission charged with making recommendations to streamline federal investments, as well as improving coordination and clinical care outcomes.