Congressman Dave Loebsack

Iowa's plan to privatize Medicaid has received the go-ahead from the federal government. The state announced Tuesday afternoon that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) signed off on an implementation date of April 1, 2016.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) joined about 50 Democrats and more than 200 Republicans in approving the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. He said his vote was not about preventing refugees from coming to the U.S., but rather it was about ensuring the safety and security of the residents of southeast Iowa.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) said Wednesday afternoon that he's keeping an eye on the ongoing labor dispute at the site of Iowa Fertilizer Company's new production plant near Wever.  He said he's concerned about the fact that Iowans were laid off when a new subcontractor was hired last month.

The Congressman whose district includes southeast Iowa said the United States should limit who can enter the country to prevent the further spread of the Ebola virus.

Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says he has some serious concerns about the release of a U.S. soldier held captive for nearly five years in Afghanistan.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2) has some big plans for his new role on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee. 

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A former Congressional candidate in southeast Iowa has stepped down as the head of the Iowa Department of Public Health.