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The White House announced June 15 that it’s moving forward with 25-percent tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese products imported into the U.S. more
I was born into a world at war. My dad, a young husband in his early 20s and father of two toddlers, served in the Navy during World War II. My mother, a young wife in her early 20s, served on the home front. She took care of my brother and me and worked at the Farmall Works, joining thousands of “Rosie the Riveters” working in factories to supply the war effort.  more
Herb Carlson was a blessing; he was a curse! more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 10 in response to reports that President Trump reiterated his commitment to allowing year-round sales of fuel composed of 15 percent ethanol, instead of the 10 percent that is currently blended in the supply. more
One of President Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) favorite political sayings came from a song popular in his youth: “Dance with the one that brung ya.” more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement May 18 after House Republicans failed to push their partisan farm bill through the House. This legislation fails to address falling farm income, eliminates the energy title, which includes the popular Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and eliminates important crop insurance and risk management education efforts. Additionally, the bill cuts billions of dollars in food assistance for millions of children, seniors and veterans. more
The 2018 legislative session wrapped up on May 5. I have been listening to folks in my district who are looking for real solutions to real problems. With a few exceptions, this year’s session fell short on those solutions, and Iowans are already feeling the consequences. more
"Thank you for this great opportunity and inspiring many in our community to have their voice heard ..." more
May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools. more
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