Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after meeting with Governor Branstad in Washington. Branstad met with Loebsack and other members of the Iowa delegation while he was in Washington for the National Governors Association annual meeting.
“I was very pleased to meet with the Governor and the entire Congressional Delegation to discuss ways that we can all work together to move Iowa forward. I again used this opportunity to discuss the importance of the Rock Island Arsenal. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Governor, local Quad Cities leaders, and my colleagues who represent the Arsenal to ensure that it continues to provide good-paying jobs and economic development in the Quad Cities and continues to support our men and women in uniform.
“I also had the opportunity to discuss several issues important to growing Iowa’s economy, including the production tax credit, which is so important to our state’s wind industry. I recently urged the Speaker of the House to move forward with an extension of the Production Tax Credit as soon as possible and, along with my colleagues in the Delegation, urged Congress to do so earlier this year as well.
“All too often, the differences between policy and politics get highlighted while the common ground we share gets sidelined. I will continue to work in a bipartisan, commonsense way to get the work of Iowans done.”