Bipartisan bill would cut Member pay for the first time since Great Depression

Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2017 - Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after a report from the Des Moines Register showed that the Federal Government could be on the hook to pay $225 million to the private, for-profit insurance companies who run Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will continue his Coffee with Your Congressman tour on SATURDAY, April 1st, with stops in Dewitt and Clinton. At each stop, Loebsack will mingle with local patrons at diners and coffee shops to chat one-on-one and hear directly from Iowans. The Coffee with Your Congressman tour will make periodic stops throughout Iowa’s Second District. The event is open to the public and media.

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that his office is now accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies for the 2018 freshman class. Each year, Congressman Loebsack may nominate up to five Iowans for each Academy, with the final selection for admission made by the individual Academy. Applications are due to Loebsack’s office no later than October 31st, 2017. 

Original works by local high school students due April 21st

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after House Republicans pulled the legislation that would repeal the ACA.

“Today is the inevitable result of seven years of choosing cynical political rhetoric over honest policy debate. I remain committed today, just as I have been every day, to work in good faith with anyone in an honest attempt to improve the lives and healthcare of hardworking Iowans.”

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NOTE: This evening, Congress is expected to vote on the repeal of the ACA before leaving for the weekend. There is a possibility that Congress may be in session late Friday and into the weekend, which would mean Loebsack would miss these events. If the schedule changes, we will update with an advisory later today.

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after House Republicans pushed back a scheduled vote on their plan to repeal the ACA. Republican leaders have been saying for the past week that there would be a vote on their repeal bill this evening. 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Mahaska Health Partnership hospital in Oskaloosa announced it had closed its inpatient psychiatric unit. Rural areas in Iowa and across the country are facing a critical shortage of options to help treat those suffering from mental health problems.

Washington, D.C. – At a recent Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Dave Loebsack led the call for a direct investment in expanding both fixed and mobile broadband, especially in rural areas. He also called for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide more reliable data to map and target where additional broadband access is needed.

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