Congresswoman Finkenauer Appointed to Serve as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship

January 29, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced she will serve as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship. This is a subcommittee of the Small Business Committee. The appointment comes after Finkenauer became the youngest woman to pass a bill through the House of Representatives earlier this year. Her bill, the Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act, helps small businesses compete for government contracts and research opportunities.

“I look forward to serving as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship ensuring Iowans literally have a seat at the national table,” said Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer. “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. I look forward to bringing our Iowa values to the national conversation about how we move our economy forward by investing in agriculture, rural development, and innovative ideas.”

The Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship will address policies that enhance rural economic growth, increase America’s energy independence and ensure that America’s small businesses can compete effectively in a global marketplace.

“I am proud to welcome Congresswoman Finkenauer as the new Subcommittee Chairwoman on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship,” said Chairwoman Velázquez. “In the 116th Congress, our Committee will work to ensure that America’s entrepreneurs, whether in rural areas, Main Streets, or cities, have the support they need to grow, innovate and create new jobs. I look forward to working with each of them to structure hearings and craft legislation to address the pressing issues facing small businesses.”