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Capitol Commentary with U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack

Congressman Dave Loebsack -- CROPPEDU.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack
Iowa’s Second Congressional District

 

I wanted to give you a quick update about some of the work I’m doing on one of my top priorities in Congress, boosting Iowa’s economy.

Recently, I joined with Rep. Adam Kinzinger to introduce a bill that will increase access to high speed wireless service to help boost economic development, education opportunities and job growth in rural areas. The bipartisan legislation, called the Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act, would make it easier for small, rural wireless companies to provide service to rural communities.

The future of economic development in Iowa and across the country depends, in large part, on access to the internet and mobility. Over the past few months, I met with small business owners, farmers, and service providers across Iowa who have stressed the growing importance of mobile internet access. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees telecommunications issues, I look forward to continuing to develop legislation that helps Iowa succeed in the 21st Century economy.

I look forward to staying in touch with you about these and other important issues.