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David "Dave" Loebsack is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of Iowa.

Loebsack is currently serving his third term in the United States House of Representatives.

Background

Dave Loebsack (born December 23, 1952), grew up in Sioux City, where he attended East High School. After graduation, he attended Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree. Loebsack then went on to earn a PhD from the University of California, Davis. In 1982, he moved back to Iowa and became a teacher at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon. Today, he serves as a Professor Emeritus at Cornell College. He is married to Terry Loebsack. [1]

Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign

David Loebsack was endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign.[2]

Iowa AFL-CIO 2016 Endorsement

David Loebsack was endorsed by the Iowa affiliate of AFL-CIO: AFL-CIO - Iowa for the 2016 election. [3]

Criticizing Leach

David Loebsack issued a statement May 2006, responding to Iowa Congressman James Leach's recent vote in favor of the Republican sponsored 2007 budget resolution.

"Leach has proved he is now a champion of big deficits, big debts, and a great tax burden on our children and the future of America. Not only has Leach shown his disregard for responsible budgets and spending, but has also succumbed to bully pulpit pressure from the Republican Party," Loebsack said.

In a recent news story published in The Hill, Alexander Bolton reported House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) made a thinly concealed threat to GOP incumbents warning of possibly losing choice committee appointments if they failed to vote for the resolution. Leach was included on a list of Boehner's GOP members who could hinder the Republican leadership's goals, however, in the end Leach fell in line with the House Republican majority.

"The vote for the budget resolution, and a clear lack of leadership in failing to stand up to the Majority leader, reaffirm it is time for a change in Iowa's second district."[4]

Peace Pledge Coalition

In 2007 90 Members of Congress, pledged in an open letter delivered to President Bush: "We will only support appropriating funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office." The letter was initiated by the Peace Pledge Coalition. The Coalition was led by Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America, Bob Fertik, Democrats.com Medea Benjamin, CodePink, Bill Fletcher, co-founder of Center for Labor Renewal David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet.org, Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, Kevin Zeese, Voters for Peace, Democracy Rising, Brad Friedman, co-founder of Velvet Revolution, Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign.

David Loebsack signed the letter.[5][6]

Socialist connections

Wellstone Action

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David Loebsack is an alumni of Wellstone Action.

Wrote Jim Hightower in the Austin Chronicle, December 22, 2006;[7]

One group that is doing a great job of applying organization to agitation is Wellstone Action. Named for the legendary progressive senator Paul Wellstone, this group holds intensive training sessions around the country to hone the political skills of potential candidates, campaign workers, and citizen activists. Called "Camp Wellstone," these sessions empower regular folks to act on their progressive principles, to challenge even the most entrenched political establishment … and to win.
Begun in 2003, Wellstone Action has been educating and motivating a whole new generation of grassroots leaders who are not beholden to money interests, not tied to old-line political hierarchies, and not afraid to offer a new politics based on ideas and ideals. And now, graduates of these citizenship camps are running winning campaigns all across the country.
In the Nov. 7 election, Camp Wellstone alumni ran for local, state, and federal offices, and 78 of them were elected in 18 states. They will now be state senators, country commissioners, secretaries of state, and even members of Congress – three Wellstone grads (John Hall of New York, David Loebsack of Iowa, and Tim Walz of Minnesota) were elected to the U.S. house this year. In addition, one of Wellstone Action's trainers, Keith Ellison, was elected to the house, becoming the first Muslim to serve in Congress.

ICAN and AFSCME

Congressman-elect David Loebsack of Mount Vernon pledged his support of what’s been dubbed the “Change America Now” agenda. Loebsack joined representatives of the AFSCME union and the Iowa Citizen Action Network in Iowa City in December 2012 to speak in favor of passing a series of bills, including one that would raise the minimum wage.

“You know, I am a new member of congress and I’m a Democrat and I certainly endorse the legislation…proposed by Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership,” Loebsack says. Democrats in the U.S. House have promised to pass a series of bills in the House in the first 100 hours of the new congress.

“There are a lot of things that we need to be talking about,” Loebsack. In addition to raising the federal minimum wage, Loebsack says it’s time to cut in half the interest rates on federal student loans. Loebsack was cleaning out his office at Cornell College yesterday. He was a political science professor there. Loebsack defeated long-time Republican Congressman James Leach in the November election.[8]

Leshtz connection

In 2007 Dave Leshtz, a leading disability and civil rights advocate in his own right was working for Loebsack.[9]

Leshtz has been a District Representative for Congressman David Loebsack since 2007.

Cox connection

Jeff Cox, David Loebsack, Labor picnic September 2008

ICAN Health Rally

Iowa City, Iowa August 12, 2012 -- On Wednesday, August 12th, Iowa Citizen Action Network as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) - the nation's largest health care campaign - hosted a press conference with Congressman David Loebsack (IA-2) to release the House Energy and Commerce Committee District by District health care reform impact report, "Benefits of America's Affordable Health Choices Act [HR 3200] in the 2nd Congressional District of Iowa."

"Iowa Citizen Action Network has brought together Iowans across the state and in DC for rallies and town hall meetings and listening posts and what we are hearing from all of the people of Iowa is they demand real reform," said Betty Ahrens, Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network, a leader for national health care reform in Iowa.

Senator Joe Bolkcom, who represents State Senate District 39, explained the importance of national health care reform for his constituents and for Iowa lawmakers, "Iowa has made great strides in improving health care at the state level in the past few years, but we need a national partner to do what needs to be done for those who need help now. Passing federal health insurance reform is urgently needed and I thank Congressman Loebsack for his leadership in DC on this issue."[10]

Labor Day 2014

Dave Loebsack said he's been accused of pulling punches in his Thursday debate with opponent Mariannette Miller-Meeks, but the congressman told a Labor Day crowd at the Iowa City Federation of Labor picnic, 2014, "If you were wondering why I was holding back, that’s not gonna happen anymore.”

“This is one congressman who’s not afraid to say the word Union, not afraid to say the word Labor” He said his priorities include ending wage theft, raising the minimum wage, and closing close tax loopholes. “My opponent will not stand against policies that send jobs overseas.”

There was no Ready for Hillary presence but Jeff Cox spoke on behalf of Bernie Sanders, noting in a non-subtle shot at Clinton, “He’s never served on the board of Walmart.” Sanders is scheduled to attend the Johnson County Democrat's barbecue on October 5.

Other elected officials and candidates on hand included: Secretary of Agriculture candidate Sherrie Taha, State Senators Joe Bolkcom, Bob Dvorsky and Senate Candidate Kevin Kinney; Reps. Mary Mascher and Sally Stutsman and House candidates David Johnson and John Greener; Supervisors Rod Sullivan, Janelle Rettig and candidate Mike Carberry; Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, Recorder Kim Painter, and city council members Jim Throgmorton and Kingsley Botchway of Iowa City, Mitch Gross of Coralville, and North Liberty mayor candidate Amy Nielsen.[11]

Thanks for healthcare efforts

March 22, 2010 representatives from Healthcare for America Now!, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Main Street Alliance and SEIU Local #199 Thank Rep. Loebsack's Staff for their long hours and continuing effort to pass Health Care Reform. [12]

PDA contact

In 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and Senator, Evan Fales, a socialist academic and close associate of Jeff Cox, was assigned as contact for Rep. Loebsack. In June it was Jean Hagen, a long time member of the Iowa Socialist Party and the Socialist Party USA.[13][14]

"Johnson County for All"

This 2016 report was compiled and designed by Student Associates of the Iowa Program for Public Life and students of Comm 1830: Solving Public Problems. Lead Report Designers were: Emily Giovannetti, Courtney O'Meara, and Jennifer Rolston.

Hosted by the Iowa Program for Public Life (a project of the University of Iowa Communication Studies Department), this event was a university-community partnership:

Participants included Congressman Dave Loebsack's office .[15]

"Building Blocks"

Janury 20, 2017, the Iowa Democratic Party announced the committee members of “Building Blocks.” Building Blocks is a project of the Iowa Democratic Party announced last month by Congressman David Loebsack. The goal of this committee is to evaluate what has been working and what can be improved upon, to further the state party’s ability to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

“I am excited to announce the full committee today and am excited about the team we have assembled,” said Congressman Dave Loebsack. “We have county chairs, activists, and professionals from all across the state coming together to work together on growing and strengthening the party. This is the first step in moving forward to make sure we are doing everything we can to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.”

Included in the committee are hard working and prominent figures in the Progressive movement. Laura Hubka will be representing the first district, Kate Revaux will represent the second district, and Progressive Caucus Chair Jason Frerichs will represent the third district.

The committee was first announced back in December and will put forth a report in the spring. Below is the full list of committee members:

Supporting Iowa socialists

Three new Democratic Socialist groups have formed in Iowa since the election, said Christopher Lammer-Heindel, a professor of Loras College in Dubuque. He’s one of the leaders of the Dubuque County DSA, which just gained chapter status from the national organization.

Democratic elected officials Des Moines Register journalist Kathie Obradovich talked to weren’t raising alarms about DSA and some suggested they welcomed another outlet for progressive activism.

“I think it’s important that we draw everyone into this, as many people as we possibly can, because after all, we are Democrats,” said Congressman Dave Loebsack. “And we do have a big tent, there’s no question about that.”

He said people may disagree on how to work toward goals, but they share a priority to help middle-income earners and those who aspire to be.[17]

May 2017 Medicare for All Rally - Iowa City

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With the passage of Trumpcare in the House, we must now take the fight to the Senate. We must protect The Affordable Care Act, a critically important step towards the goal of making healthcare available to all.
Iowa City will be joining six other cities across our great state in hosting a MFA rally on the same day. We are going to send a clear message to Washington about where we stand on healthcare.
Come stand with us, May 20th at the Ped Mall in Iowa City!

Speakers were;

  • Rob Hogg - State Senate Minority Leader/District 19
  • Joe Bolkcom - State Senate Assistant Minority Leader/District 43
  • Liz Bennett - State House Representative, Assistant Minority Leader/ District 65
  • Mike Carberry - Johnson Co. Supervisor
  • Rod Sullivan - Johnson Co. Supervisor
  • Sandy Dockendorff - BSN/RN and IDP 2nd Congressional District Central Committee Chair and State Rules Chair
  • Steve Siegel - Retired Wapello Co. Supervisor, Candidate for State Senate District 41
  • Mazahir Salih - Former President of the Center for Worker Justice, Candidate for Iowa City / City Council
  • Daniel Clark - National delegate to the 2016 DNCC, Candidate for 2nd District U.S. House
  • Jodi Clemens - Candidate for State House District 73
  • Elizabeth Dinschel - State Leader of Action Iowa and Candidate for Coralville City Council
  • Dave Loebsack - U.S. House Representative, 2nd Congressional District Cosponsor HR 676

Socialist Fellow

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Democratic Socialists of America activist Austin Wu became a Fellow with Dave Loebsack for Congress in June 2017.

Populist Caucus

The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009 in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House, including David Loebsack .>

Congressional Progressive Caucus

As of February 20 2009 David Loebsack was listed as a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[18]

IARA connections

75th Anniversary of Social Security

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Rep. Loebsack celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Social Security with Iowa seniors and members of the Cedar Rapids community, August 9, 2010 .

IARA event

August 2011, an event was organized by the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center in Iowa City. An afternoon event, it was not well publicized with few people attending.

Moderator Norm Sterzenbach promoted the organization as developing “the ultimate source for knowledge” about congressional voting records related to retirees. We had mostly come to hear our Congressman Dave Loebsack speak.

Loebsack delivered prepared remarks covering the deficit, Social Security, Medicare and education in a 14 minute speech. There were no surprises here and no real news.

To wrap up the speakers, Chris Schwartz of Working Families Win, Iowa spoke, with a list of grievances about the government. He touched on the South Korea, Columbia and Panama free trade agreements and on building an “infrastructure bank.” He opined that GMAC, a major employer in Waterloo, “is a corrupt company,” and that the electrical grid “can’t handle new technologies.” He asserted many opinions, the most evident of which was that “government should put people back to work.” Not once did he mention private companies in a favorable light. Some in the audience believe that government should not be the primary driver in putting people back to work. Schwartz had a different opinion.[19]

ARA endorsement, 2014

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed David Loebsack in 2014, also in 2012.[20]

2012 CLW House victories

2012 Council for a Livable World House Victories were;

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Ron Barber (D-AZ), Ami Bera (D-CA), Tim Bishop (D-NY) Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Bruce Braley (D-IA), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Lois Capps (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), John Garamendi (D-CA), Joe Garcia (D-FL), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), Denny Heck (D-WA), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Brad Schneider(D-IL), Carol Shea-Porter(D–NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Takano(D-CA) and John Tierney(D-MA)..[21]

The Council said of Loebsack;

In 2006, Dave Loebsack won a narrow surprise victory over incumbent Rep. James Leach in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. A professor of international relations at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA, Loebsack based his campaign on criticism of the policies of the George W. Bush administration.

Since coming to Congress, Loebsack has been a reliable vote for progressive national security policies. He has earned a 94% on the PeacePAC voting scorecard.
One of the main focuses of Loebsack’s criticism of George W. Bush was the Iraq war. Loebsack opposed the invasion of Iraq from the start and consistently called for withdrawal of U.S. troops. After being elected, he has worked to hold both the Bush and Obama Administrations accountable in their handling of the wars and has been a strong voice for peace, human rights, and diplomatic engagement.
Since coming to Congress, Loebsack has been a reliable vote for progressive national security policies. He has earned a 94% on the PeacePAC voting scorecard. He has voted to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, against efforts to develop new nuclear weapons, against continued funding for Cold War era weapons systems and against expanding nuclear trade with India.[22]

JStreet endorsement

The socialist infiltrated, anti-Israel "two state solution" JStreet PAC endorsed David Loebsack in his 2014 Congressional race. [23]

JStreet endorsed him again in 2016.

A former professor of international politics at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Rep. Loebsack has a detailed and nuanced understanding of the politics and history of the Middle East. He is a strong supporter of Israel and a two-state solution and outspoken leader on pro-Israel, pro-peace issues.[24]

"Progressive Agenda"

Signers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's May 12, 2015 launched The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality included US Rep. Dave Loebsack.[25]

Condemning Criticism of Islam legislation

On December 17, 2015, Rep. Don Beyer, Jr. introduced legislation condemning "violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States." The legislation is based on unsourced claims that there is a "rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance," and a "disproportionate targeting" of "Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing...because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances." The resolution, H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States [26]

The legislation was cosponsored by Rep. Michael Honda, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Andre Carson, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Betty McCollum, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Dan Kildee, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Brad Ashford, Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. William Keating, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Kathy Castor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Michael Quigley, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Katherine Clark, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Alcee Hastings, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Jim McDermott, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Robert Brady, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Michael Doyle, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. David Loebsack, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Rep. John Yarmuth, Rep. Niki Tsongas, Rep. Jim Langevin, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Tim Ryan, Rep. Jose Serrano, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Lois Capps, Rep. David Price, Rep. Doris Matsui, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Denny Heck, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. John Carney, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. John B. Larson, Rep. Dina Titus, Rep. Peter Welch, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Matt Cartwright.

IFU meeting

Congressman Dave Loebsack September 11, 2012.

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Dave met today with members of the Iowa Farmers Union to discuss the need for a reformed farm bill to provide certainty to farmers, drought relief, rural economic development and deficit reduction.

NFU award

Congressman Dave Loebsack September 13, 2016.

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Honored to once again be presented with the Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union for my work to advance agriculture in Iowa.

Intelligence scandal

Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties, on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.

Brothers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday February 2, 2017.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.

Jamal handled IT for Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat who serves on both the intelligence and foreign affairs panels.

“As of 2/2, his employment with our office has been terminated,” Castro spokeswoman Erin Hatch told TheDCNF Friday.

Jamal Awan also worked for Louisiana Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is on the Committee on Homeland Security.

Imran worked for Reps. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat, and Jackie Speier, a California Democrat. Both are members of the intelligence committee. Imran Awan, also worked for the House office of Wasserman Schultz.

Then-Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, employed Abid Awan for IT work in 2016. She was a member of House committees dealing with the armed services, oversight, and Benghazi. Duckworth was elected to the Senate in November, 2016. Abid Awan has a prior criminal record and a bankruptcy.

Abid Awan also worked for Rep. Lois Frankel, a Florida Democrat who is member of the foreign affairs committee.

The three men are “shared employees,” meaning they are hired by multiple offices, which split their salaries and use them as needed for IT services. It is up to each member to fire them.

A criminal investigation into five unnamed people began late last year related to serious and potentially illegal violations of House IT policies. Chiefs of staff for the members were briefed Thursday by the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the investigation was still ongoing, and arrests have not been made but staff were “asked to update their security settings.”

The Sergeant-at-Arms told staff that the subjects were four men who were brothers and one woman. It did not name them. It quoted one of the affected members as saying “they said it was some sort of procurement scam, but now I’m concerned that they may have stolen data from us, emails, who knows.”

The three brothers have all shared a house in Lorton, Virginia, that is owned by Hina Alvi. Alvi is a female House IT employee who works for many of the same members as the three brothers, as well as the House Democratic Caucus. Alvi has worked for reps Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, Dave Loebsack, and Emanuel Cleaver.

Signs of trouble have long been visible in public records. The Congressional Credit Union repossessed Abid’s car in 2009, and he declared bankruptcy in 2012, facing multiple lawsuits.

Alvi, who did not respond to TheDCNF’s request for comment, has taken multiple second mortgages.

Jack Langer, spokesman for the intelligence committee, said the committee office has its own IT staff and security measures and classified information from the panel is not allowed to be sent to members’ personal offices.[27]

Progress Iowa Corn Feed fundraiser

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, talked about climate change in his speech at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Des Moines.

Unapologetically progressive policies on health care, education and infrastructure can address America’s rising challenges of income inequality and technological change — and win elections for Democrats in 2018 and 2020.

“Shouldn’t we fight for an America where the son or daughter of a millworker or a fast-food worker or a fireman … has the same opportunities as the son of a CEO?” Merkley asked at the corn feed, where he shared the stage with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, and Rep. Dave Loebsack. “Shouldn’t we have a principle in America that nobody who works full time lives in poverty?”[28]

Staff

The following are past and present staff:[29]

External links

References

  1. official Congressional bio, accessed August 4, 2011
  2. HRC President Chad Griffin and HRC Members #turnOUT the Vote in Iowa, accessed November 02, 2016
  3. 2016 Endorsements, accessed November 02, 2016
  4. Deeth Blog, Friday, May 19, 2006 Politicking on the Ped Mall
  5. War Is A Crime .org, Peace Pledge Coalition
  6. [http://www.democrats.com/peace-pledge Democrats.com. Sign the Pledge for Peace petition. Bob Fertik August 19, 2007
  7. Hightower Report The Nobel Prize for Greed; and Camp Wellstone Winners BY JIM HIGHTOWER, FRI., DEC. 22, 2006
  8. Iowa, Loebsack cleans out desk, ready to head to Washington December 22, 2006
  9. Deeth,
  10. ICAN Congressman Loebsack and Iowa Health Care for America Now Release Benefits of House Health Reform Bill
  11. Deeth, Monday, September 01, 2014 Labor Day 2014
  12. Youtube, HCAN, ICAN, MSA and SEIU Thank Rep. Loebsack's Staff in Iowa City, Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010
  13. PDA May 2013 Educate Congress Digest Letter drops (191 in total – 105 in April )
  14. PDA June 2013 Educate Congress Digest
  15. [1]
  16. [2]
  17. Des Moines register, Look out, Iowa Democrats: The Socialists are coming Kathie Obradovich , kobradov@dmreg.com 1:03 p.m. CT Feb. 25, 2017
  18. Congressional Progressive Caucus website: Caucus Member List
  19. ]http://www.blogforiowa.com/2011/08/ Blog for Iowa, Friday Night Networking in Iowa August 27, 2011]
  20. PAF
  21. Meet the Candidates, accessed April 10, 2013
  22. CLW Loebsack bio, accessed July 4, 2013
  23. J Street The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans
  24. JStreetPAC 2016 Endorsees
  25. http://progressiveagenda.us/signers SIGNERS OF THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA TO COMBAT INCOME INEQUALITY]
  26. H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States, accessed December 26, 2015
  27. The Daily Caller, LUKE ROSIAK11:12 AM 02/04/2017
  28. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley pitches progressive policies in first visit to Iowa Jason Noble, jnoble2@dmreg.com Published 6:38 p.m. CT Sept. 10, 2017
  29. http://www.legistorm.com/member/850/Rep_Dave_Loebsack.html Accessed 05/21/2012