Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after Jim Leach announced his decision to step down as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Jim Leach’s service to our nation is second to none. As a native son of Iowa, he has served proudly and with dignity for over three decades. In his most recent role as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim again used his position to bring together people from both parties to grow the cultural institutions that enrich our lives. I was especially pleased to be able to work with Jim while he was Chairman on his push to stop the name calling and bring civility back to the political arena. I am proud to have been able to work with him, and Terry and I wish Jim and Deba well in their future endeavors.”