Category Archives: Congress

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Is Everybody Here?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @Ocasio2018 Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a “Bipartisan” orientation w/ briefings on issues. Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.  # of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Republicans In Congress Vote To Cut Medicare & Medicaid

Iowa’s Republican members of congress have once again leveled a boot into the ass of elderly, poor and disabled Iowans. Thursday the US House held a vote on the 2018 budget resolution. A major feature of that budget is the … Continue reading

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David Young’s Legislative Agenda Pre-Approved by Washington Republicans in Exchange for Campaign Cash‏

September 16, 2015 Contact: Josh Levitt jlevitt@iowademocrats.org Young’s Shady Deal with the National Republican Campaign Committee Raises Serious Ethical Questions DES MOINES – Congressman David Young claims to be working for the people of Iowa, but it’s crystal clear he’s … Continue reading

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Republicans Play The Outrage Card Over Netanyahu Speech

by Laura Twing There are many words available to describe how the Iowa GOP felt about Congressman Loebsack not personally attending the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to the U.S. congress joint session. But they chose to use the word “outrageous,” … Continue reading

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A Progressive Agenda For The New Congress

The 2014 midterm elections are over.  Republicans won with no platform, no plan, and no vision. They rode a wave of discontent with government and blamed Obama. While the GOP savors its impressive electoral successes, many voters remain discouraged. A … Continue reading

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Rep. Dave Loebsack Wants To Permanently Ban Members Of Congress From Becoming Lobbyists

Working for solutions, not part of the problem, congress needs more representatives like Dave Loebsack.

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Thank You, Dave Loebsack!

As reported here last Thursday Congress member Dave Loebsack stated: ““I pledge to never become a lobbyist,” said Congressman Dave Loebsack in a July 30 video, “and help introduce legislation to permanently ban other members from doing the same.” (video … Continue reading

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11,000 Iowans Affected By Republicans Blocking Unemployment Benefits

From Iowa Labor News Washington – This report shows that 11,300 Iowans have lost their unemployment benefits. “We hope that the Senate will take this important issue up again in the next few weeks,” said Ken Sagar, President of the … Continue reading

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What Would The Greatest Generation Do?

I will admit from the outset that I have not read Tom Brokaw’s book on “The Greatest Generation.” However, I have heard many discussions of those years and indeed did grow up in the home with parents from that generation. … Continue reading

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Why I Like Dave Loebsack

Unlike many in my cohort of grade school classmates, I stay in touch with my elected officials and have written them on important issues. Dave Loebsack is my U.S. Congressman, I like him, and it’s no secret. Loebsack receives his … Continue reading

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