Dave (Dave) W. Loebsack (D-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.6576
FAX: 202.226.0757
District: 563.323.5988
District FAX: 563.323.5231
Room 1211 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1502

Residence: Mount Vernon, IA
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Teresa   DOB: 12/23/1952
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse BioFuels Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
Co-ChairHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Levee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wounded to Work Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Cerebral Palsy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Access to Capital and Credit
Co-ChairCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Engagement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Propane Caucus
Co-ChairGlobal Positioning System Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Sweden Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Regulatory Review Caucus
FC MemberFix Congress Now Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Invisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Women in the Military
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 4-H Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Common Ground Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Appanoose / Cedar / Clarke / Clinton / Davis / Decatur / Des Moines / Henry / Jasper / Jefferson / Johnson / Keokuk / Lee / Louisa / Lucas / Mahaska / Marion / Monroe / Muscatine / Scott / Van Buren / Wapello / Washington / Wayne


Congressman Dave Loebsack, who grew up in poverty and was raised by a single parent, is living proof of how community support can make a difference in people's lives. He faced many challenges but with hard work and help from teachers, friends and mentors he was able to overcome his many hardships. As a result, Dave has dedicated his adult life to helping people find opportunity and hope.

Dave grew up in Sioux City, where he attended East High School. After graduation, Dave attended Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree. Dave then went on to earn a PhD from the University of California, Davis. In 1982, Dave moved back to Iowa and became a teacher at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon. Today, Dave has the honor to serve as a Professor Emeritus at Cornell College.

Dave and his wife Terry, a retired school teacher after 35 years, are the proud parents of four grown children. Jennifer, a graduate of Beloit College, earned her Masters in Library Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and now works for a library software company in Seattle. Sarah, a graduate of Kirkwood Community College, is now a nurse at Unity Point in Cedar Rapids. Marcos Melendez III, Terry's son, and his wife Michelle are both Naval Academy graduates (class of 2000) and are assigned to Camp Pendleton in California. Madeleine Melendez, Terry's daughter, attended Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and now resides in Springfield, Missouri. Dave and Terry are also the proud grandparents of three grandchildren.

Dave is currently serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Iowa's Second Congressional District which encompasses much of Eastern and Southern Iowa. Since being elected by the Second District, Dave has been a relentless advocate for Iowans, addressing critical issues that are facing hard-working, Iowa families. In 2015, Dave began serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is the oldest standing committee in the House. It has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues, including energy policy; healthcare policy; trade policy; telecommunications and the internet; environment and air quality; and consumer affairs and protection. Having a seat on this committee will allow Dave to make a greater impact on job creation, growing the economy, making sound investments in renewable energy such as wind, solar and biofuels and growing the Middle Class in Iowa and across the country. Previously, Dave served as a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Armed Services Committee. Dave is committed to job creation, growing our middle class by ensuring that our children receive a first-class education, ensuring higher education is available to all those who wish to pursue it, and focusing on training for Iowa workers. He has also worked to ensure that our troops have the training and equipment necessary to safely complete their missions, that our military families receive the support they deserve, and that our nation's veterans are served by a grateful nation with the same dignity and honor with which they served our country. He has worked tirelessly in support of the Iowa National Guard to improve training facilities, invest in equipment, and ensure they receive the benefits they and their families deserve He is also a member of the Center Aisle Caucus; the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine; the Congressional Rural Caucus; the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues; the Congressional Military Families Caucus; the House Manufacturing Caucus; and the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, amongst others.

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