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's priority on the House Armed Services Committee is 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 the Army National Guard Vice Chair of the National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus, which advocates for the National Guard and Reserve in Congress, and was awarded the Enlisted Association of the National Guard's G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Eagle Award in March 2011 for his work to increase education benefits for National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.