Rebuilding Iowa's Infrastructure

As a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Vice-Chair of the Highways & Transit Subcommittee, Congresswoman Finkenauer understands the importance of repairing Iowa’s crumbling infrastructure which is one of the best returns on investment. Our bridges are the most structurally deficient in the nation and Congresswoman Finkenauer will work with anyone who is serious about investing in our nation’s infrastructure.

Iowa’s extensive network of roads, bridges, and inland waterways are critical to our economy—linking farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses to new customers and markets. Investments in our infrastructure should not be limited to transportation though. We also need high-speed internet to help Iowans compete in the 21st century economy as well as repair our schools, hospitals, water systems, and fire stations to help our communities thrive.

More on Rebuilding Iowa's Infrastructure

September 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday asking for expedited approval of a local request to improve economic opportunity at Iowa and Illinois ports along the Mississippi River.

August 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday announced that the Federal Transit Administration has awarded $1,073,000 to The Jule, the City of Dubuque’s public transit service.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Wednesday helped pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) through the House. The legislation passed the House on a bipartisan voice vote. Finkenauer helped develop the legislation in the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee where it was passed with unanimous bipartisan support.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) added several key Northeast Iowa priorities to the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) as it advanced through the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday with large bipartisan support.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Wednesday helped pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, to deliver major investments in Iowa’s roads, bridges and other key infrastructure while also ensuring strong “Buy America” and wage protections for workers and manufacturers and new opportunities for Iowa’s homegrown biofuels.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) this week successfully added several more Iowa priorities to the INVEST in America Act, the $500 billion infrastructure investment package recently introduced by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday announced a $30,000 grant for the Oelwein Municipal Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant is authorized under the CARES Act, which Finkenauer helped pass in March to provide relief from the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

June 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation championed by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) to ensure Buy-America and wage protections for Iowans on infrastructure projects and lower costs for small communities accessing project funds have been included in a major House infrastructure package.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) is introducing legislation on Wednesday to eliminate a loophole in current law and ensure state and local infrastructure projects use American-made materials, hire local high-skilled labor and guarantee wage protections.