Loebsack: “I represent a rural part of America and I’m proud to represent that part of America, but I’m concerned that this legislation does little to nothing to help those in rural areas. We must ensure that our nation’s health care works for all Americans.”
about Iowans and making health care actually available.
Once more – Thank You Congressman Loebsack, for fighting for Iowa and Iowans!
“This legislation will rip quality health care from Iowans..covering fewer people at higher cost.”
In times of Trump and the Republican take-over, it is easy to forget that much of the work of a congressman has to do with non-partisan issues, delivering basic needs to constituents, getting things done. Not everything has to be high drama. A good example of that is rural broadband. There are many areas of Iowa lacking internet access. Dave joined a bipartisan group of members to kickoff the Rural Broadband Caucus for the 115th Congress. The group will work together to ensure folks have access to broadband no matter where they live.
Dave Loebsack’s Statement on President Trump’s recent attacks on a Federal Judge
Iowa City, IA- Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement regarding President Trump’s latest comments about the temporary stay of his executive order banning refugees, and his attacks on judges.
“I was heartened to learn yesterday that the federal court put a nationwide temporary stay on the President’s executive action banning refugees. However, it is disturbing to see the President of the United States attacking members of the judicial branch simply for disagreeing with him. Whether it was attacking a well respected judge in Indiana because of his ethnicity, or questioning the legitimacy of the 9th circuit federal court in a tweet, this kind of blatant attack on our independent judiciary has to stop. Every elementary school student in America learns about the importance of each branch of government and the checks and balances our Founders put in place. I suggest the Trump administration brush up on the Constitution and apologize to the judges he has attacked.
Furthermore, I call on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, to denounce these baseless attacks on our judicial system. If not, then he should immediately withdraw his name from consideration to serve on the Supreme Court, for anyone seeking to serve a lifetime term on our nation’s highest court must prove that they at minimum understand and respect the constitutionally defined role of the judicial branch of government as intended by our Founders.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order that impacts those fleeing persecution, families that have already been granted refugee status, legal permanent residents, and visa holders.
Loebsack’s office also stands ready to assist any Iowan who is having troubles because of this executive order. Iowans who are in need of assistance can call toll-free 1-866-914-IOWA (4692) to speak with someone about their situation.
“This executive order signed by President Trump is shameful and flies in the face of America’s values of being a welcoming place to those who are fleeing oppression. His actions fail to anticipate any unintended consequences, which put Americans at risk and gives fodder to our enemies. It also destroys the very bedrock of what our nation has stood for- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This dangerous order must be rescinded.
“I am thankful that our independent judiciary system stepped in and halted part of the executive order, but now it is time for them to go further and put a stop to this misguided action. We cannot allow families to be torn apart. If there is anyone who is in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to be in touch with my office.”
A message about service from Iowa’s only Democrat in congress, Rep. Dave Loebsack on MLK day:
Today, we commemorate the great life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by doing our part to make a positive contribution in our communities through service and civic engagement. Dr. King created a legacy of empowering folks to unite and work toward a better, brighter tomorrow. In order to honor Dr. King, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Day of Service in 1994 as the first and only federal holiday that is observed as a national day of service.
I have always believed that Iowans are some of the most civic minded individuals I have met. That is why I have been proud to expand and strengthen volunteer programs across the State of Iowa and nationwide through my Volunteer Generation Fund, which passed into law over seven years ago.
Today, as we honor Dr. King’s legacy, Iowans unite to volunteer and continue the valued tradition of serving others and their communities on this day. If you are interested in participating in a service opportunity near you, click here.
I hope to see you out serving your community today!
If there is one silver lining in Iowa it is that Dave Loebsack survived the the tsunami. Dave has been a real voice of reason throughout his congressional stint.
Loebsack’s leadership and reason will be extremely important as the next presidency unfolds.
Take 11 minutes out of your day and check out this KWQC interview with Dave where there is no negative campaigning, just information about the issues. Topics include rural broadband, mental health and substance abuse, health insurance public option, wind energy, veterans and more.
Let’s make sure Iowa’s only Democrat in Congress has our support. You can read Dave’s bio. here. Early voting is happening now. Click here to find your early voting location. Click here to find your regular polling location on election day. Click here to volunteer for Dave’s campaign. Click here to donate
While Patty Judge emphasizes her experience and leadership, Rick Smith at Iowa Starting Line wonders why “Grassley Works” hasn’t seemed to work on Iowa’s flood problems.
“Fast forward six years later to September, 2016 and massive flooding once again hit eastern Iowa. Just last month the Cedar River crested 8 feet over flood stage but the quickly erected temporary barriers held. This flood will cost Cedar Rapids and north eastern Iowans millions of dollars. Cedar Rapids and many river towns have pleaded for federal help to build permanent flood protection, yet Grassley has totally ignored their critical flood requests. Cedar Rapids asked for $73 million following the 2008 flood to complete their levee system. Grassley’s answer: he’s writing letters to the Corps of Engineers. Don’t Iowans need more than a Senator that punches the clock everyday but can only write letters?”
In these two ads, the Clinton campaign provides the contrast between the outlooks of her and Trump’s campaigns:
Monica Vernon draws a real contrast between her policies and actions to those of her opponent. Social Security and Medicare are extremely important to Iowans:
Jim Mowrer in the 3rd district takes the positive approach. Allow me to say that his opponent has been pretty much a rubber stamp for awful Republican policies:
The monumental task of defeating Steve King in the 4th district belongs to Kim Weaver. In a year when Donald Trump is toxic, it could happen. Here Weaver contrasts her philosophy and King’s:
Dave Loebsack once again connects with Iowans at all levels, which explains his enduring popularity:
Finally, once more from the Clinton campaign. This ad may well be an enduring standard for positive advertising:
You won’t see the likes of this from the Republican side.