The lone Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation is looking forward to returning to Congress. Dave Loebsack says they’ve been gone too long.
“We’ve got to get back, and we’ve got to make sure that we extend the tax credits provisions that have been languishing far too long for the production tax credit. For example, for the wind industry, we’ve got to work on the renewable fuel standard, make sure we get that back to where it’s supposed to be. There are a lot of things we should do when we go back to Washington, D.C. I think we should go back tomorrow.”
Loebsack also says Congress needs to deal with the crisis in the Middle East.
“We should have gone back to Washington to discuss what to do in Syria and Iraq and the region more generally. I think the President needs an authorization for the use of military force from the Congress to do what he’s doing in Syria. We need to have a serious conversation about that.”
Loebsack of Iowa City won handily over Republican challenger Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. It was the third time Miller-Meeks challenged Loebsack. The second district includes the cities of Iowa City, Davenport, Muscatine and Burlington.