2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Finkenauer to chair rural development panel

Rep. Abby Finkenauer arrives for the inaugural swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Kim Reynolds at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Gov. Reynolds was sworn in as the first female elected to governor in Iowa, after previously serving as lieutenant governor and finishing Gov. Terry Brandstad's term following his appointment as US Ambassador to China. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Rep. Abby Finkenauer arrives for the inaugural swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Kim Reynolds at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Gov. Reynolds was sworn in as the first female elected to governor in Iowa, after previously serving as lieutenant governor and finishing Gov. Terry Brandstad's term following his appointment as US Ambassador to China. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer has been named to chair a House subcommittee focusing on rural development, agriculture, trade and entrepreneurship.

Finkenauer, a 1st District freshman Democrat from Dubuque, was named to the post by Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., who is chair of the U.S. House Small Business Committee that includes the subcommittee.

Her appointment means “Iowans literally have a seat at the national table,” Finkenauer said.

“Small towns and rural communities embody many of our nation’s greatest strengths, and the Iowans in these communities deserve every opportunity to raise their families with good-paying jobs and a high quality of life,” Finkenauer said. “I look forward to bringing our Iowa values to the national conversation.”

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