Press Releases

July 18, 2019 Press Release
Raise the Wage Act passes House with bipartisan support, will add $2,300 annually to purchasing power of minimum wage workers in Iowa

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) released the following statement after she voted to raise wages for hardworking Iowans:

July 15, 2019 Press Release
Protecting Access to Student Transcripts Act Ensures Iowa Student Borrowers Aren’t Barred from Job Opportunities

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) helped introduce the Protecting Access to Student Transcripts Act of 2019. Currently, colleges and universities can withhold the academic transcripts from individuals who have defaulted on their student loans.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This bill authorizes $733 billion for the Department of Defense, defense-related activities of the Department of Energy, and the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

July 12, 2019 Press Release
Finkenauer Co-Sponsored the Never Forget the Heroes Act

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) voted to pass H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes Act. Finkenauer was a cosponsor of the legislation, which takes long-overdue action to provide the financial security and support that the 9/11 first responders, survivors, and families deserve.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced that she is helping introduce legislation to assist hardworking Iowans who have been defrauded by educational institutions with deceptive practices.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) released the following statement on a management alert from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security that found dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults on the southern border:

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) introduced Dan Stelpflug - of Postville as he testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure.

June 24, 2019 Press Release
Current payments shortchange Iowa farmers, underestimate impact of trade war and flooding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) led a bipartisan

June 20, 2019 Press Release
Also secures tax credits for Iowa families & businesses impacted by flooding, other tax credits that will benefit Iowa communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) advanced two of her bipartisan priorities, securing tax credits for the Iowa’s biodiesel industry and tax credits that will provide relief to Iowa communities recovering from flooding.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) released the following statement on the abrupt resignation of Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven:

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