Rep. Abby Finkenauer

Rep. Abby Finkenauer I represent the people of Iowa's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Iowans need help as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this summer, I have pushed the Senate and White...
12/22/2020
Finkenauer Statement on COVD-19 Relief Package

Iowans need help as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this summer, I have pushed the Senate and White House to work together with the House on a bipartisan agreement that provides the relief hard working families need.

While I’m happy to have helped pass a deal to help folks just before the holidays, this package will not come close to undoing the pain this year has brought — especially to those who have lost loved ones. The package passed today provides, to an extent, urgently needed help for families, small businesses and so many Iowans struggling under the hardships caused by this pandemic. However, stimulus checks should be higher, and more support given directly to Iowans who need it most.

While I supported this deal reached by the House, Senate, and White House, it is my sincere hope that the next Congress and Administration will provide additional help to the families, businesses, and local Iowa communities who will still need it. #IA01

https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-statement-covd-19-relief-package

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) released the following statement on passage of the COVID-19 relief package and Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations: “lowans need help as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this summer, I have pushed the Senate and White House t...

Renewable energy is vital to our Iowa economy & to the future of our environment. We introduced a bipartisan bill to hel...
12/14/2020
Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Create Jobs in Wind Industry

Renewable energy is vital to our Iowa economy & to the future of our environment. We introduced a bipartisan bill to help create new careers in wind energy, provide opportunities for veterans, & invest in training for wind technicians to grow our workforce. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-introduces-bipartisan-bill-help-create-jobs-wind-industry

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) introduced the bipartisan Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2020. The bill is a significant step toward creating new careers in wind energy, providing opportunities for veterans, and investing in training for wind technic...

12/10/2020

Tonight, I said thank you & shared my hopes for the future. It has been such an incredible honor to serve my friends & neighbors in #IA01. You can watch my full speech here.

Soon: I will give farewell remarks on the House floor. It has been an honor to serve my home, #IA01, in Congress. Watch ...
12/09/2020
House Session

Soon: I will give farewell remarks on the House floor. It has been an honor to serve my home, #IA01, in Congress. Watch live on C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?507071-2/house-session&live

The House meets for legislative business, facing a Friday deadline when current government funding expires, and the possibility for another round of COVID relief.

We just passed bipartisan legislation to invest in Iowa’s key locks & dams, reform flood management policy, and fund imp...
12/08/2020
Finkenauer Celebrates Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

We just passed bipartisan legislation to invest in Iowa’s key locks & dams, reform flood management policy, and fund improvements for flood mitigation. I am proud to have worked hard to ensure Iowans’ voices were heard as WRDA 2020 was crafted. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-celebrates-passage-water-infrastructure-package

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday voted to help pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 conference report. The package is the final compromise legislation between the bipartisan House and Senate versions of WRDA. Voting on the legislation is part of ...

We can't ignore the importance of taking care of those who care for our veterans. The president just signed our new law ...
12/07/2020
Finkenauer’s Bipartisan Bill Supporting Veterans’ Families Signed into Law by President Trump

We can't ignore the importance of taking care of those who care for our veterans. The president just signed our new law that creates a pilot program providing support to families & caregivers of veterans who have a mental health diagnosis. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-s-bipartisan-bill-supporting-veterans-families-signed-law-president

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01)’s Peer Support for Veterans Families Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Saturday, December 5th. The bipartisan bill, introduced last August by Finkenauer and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT), was included in the larger Vetera...

Today, we introduced legislation to offer student loan relief for folks who live & work in rural communities. This will ...
12/02/2020
Finkenauer and Delgado Introduce Bill Providing Student Loan Relief to Revitalize Rural Areas

Today, we introduced legislation to offer student loan relief for folks who live & work in rural communities. This will help young professionals to move back home, create new opportunities & find a real sense of community. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-and-delgado-introduce-bill-providing-student-loan-relief-revitalize

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Wednesday introduced the Rural Revitalization Now Act to provide up to $50,000 in student loan relief for people who commit to live and work in rural communities for at least eight years. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Antonio Delga...

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a hard year for Iowa and our country, but we have so much to be thankful for, and so much hope for the future. #IA01

I sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio outlining next steps for rei...
11/23/2020
Finkenauer Offers Committee Chairman Recommendations for Addressing Federal Fund-Swapping in 117th Congress

I sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio outlining next steps for reining in fund-swapping, which allows local governments to dodge fair-wage and Buy-America provisions on building projects. We must do more to protect local workers & small businesses. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-offers-committee-chairman-recommendations-addressing-federal-fund

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter on Monday to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) outlining next steps to address federal fund-swapping practices by state and local governments. Fund-swapping occurs when local governme...

Today, on National Rural Health Day, we honor the hardworking professionals who keep Iowans healthy every day and throug...
11/19/2020
Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Rural Health Day

Today, on National Rural Health Day, we honor the hardworking professionals who keep Iowans healthy every day and throughout this terrible pandemic. We must recognize the challenges rural providers face — and take steps to address their needs.

I’ve spent the last two years fighting for our rural hospitals and providers, and I was proud last month to introduce the bipartisan resolution recognizing National Rural Health Day for the second year: https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-introduces-bipartisan-resolution-recognizing-national-rural-health #IA01

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) introduced the bipartisan 2020 National Rural Health Day resolution on Thursday to ensure National Rural Health Day is recognized by Congress this year. National Rural Health Day was established to emphasize the importance of rural America and...

The best way to power our economic recovery is to support hardworking Americans and grow U.S. manufacturing. That’s why ...
11/19/2020
Finkenauer and Lamb Introduce Legislation to Build Back American Manufacturing, Reduce Reliance on Foreign Supply Chains

The best way to power our economic recovery is to support hardworking Americans and grow U.S. manufacturing. That’s why we introduced the Building Back American Manufacturing Act to ensure we’re supporting American jobs and American-made products. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-and-lamb-introduce-legislation-build-back-american-manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Congressman Conor Lamb (PA-17) introduced the Building Back American Manufacturing Act on Thursday to expand Buy America policies to improve America’s ability to manufacture critical supplies during times of emergency and reduce reliance...

Iowa communities are still recovering from the August derecho. Today, I was proud to help pass the FEMA Assistance Relie...
11/17/2020
DeFazio-Led Bill to Reduce Financial Burdens on States and Communities Facing Disasters amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Wildfires and Hurricanes, Passes the House | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Iowa communities are still recovering from the August derecho. Today, I was proud to help pass the FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020, which increases the federal share of recovery costs and eases the burden for hard-hit local communities. #IA01 https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/defazio-led-bill-to-reduce-financial-burdens-on-states-and-communities-facing-disasters-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic-including-wildfires-and-hurricanes-passes-the-house

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

11/11/2020

On this Veterans Day, we thank the men & women in uniform and their families who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Our vets defend our country and uphold our values, and for that they deserve our thanks today and every day. #IA01

As we prepare to observe and celebrate Veterans Day, it’s incredible to see local businesses earn national recognition f...
11/10/2020
Finkenauer Congratulates First District Businesses for Veteran Hiring Award

As we prepare to observe and celebrate Veterans Day, it’s incredible to see local businesses earn national recognition for their commitment to hiring military veterans. Today, two #IA01 businesses were recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor's HIRE Vets Medallion Program. https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-congratulates-first-district-businesses-veteran-hiring-award

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday congratulated Circle Computer Resources of Cedar Rapids and Marion Process Solutions of Marion for their recognition as Platinum Medallion awardees under the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The companies ea...

Getting started in farming isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t cheap. I introduced the bipartisan #FARMAct to help the ne...
11/04/2020

Getting started in farming isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t cheap. I introduced the bipartisan #FARMAct to help the next generation of farmers access the capital they need to get their operations up and running. #IA01

I’m proud of my work with Democrats and Republicans on the CARING For Kids Act to make federal funding for the Children’...
11/04/2020

I’m proud of my work with Democrats and Republicans on the CARING For Kids Act to make federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program permanent and ensure it’s never again endangered by political games. #IA01

As Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship, the success of Iowa’s ...
11/03/2020

As Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship, the success of Iowa’s small businesses is one of my top priorities. When our local businesses thrive, our workers and our communities thrive, too.

This year, I was honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award. I’m proud to receive this recognition, and I’m inspired to keep up the fight for an economy that rewards risk-taking entrepreneurs while providing good wages for hard-working Iowans.

We’ve worked across the aisle on 25 bipartisan bills because I’m committed to working with anybody who’s serious about i...
11/03/2020

We’ve worked across the aisle on 25 bipartisan bills because I’m committed to working with anybody who’s serious about improving the lives of folks in #IA01

Our biofuels industry is on the cutting edge of clean-energy innovation, but we need to make sure those advancements rea...
11/03/2020
Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Market for American-Made Biofuels

Our biofuels industry is on the cutting edge of clean-energy innovation, but we need to make sure those advancements reach folks at the gas pump. I introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to next-generation biofuels. #IA01
https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-introduces-bipartisan-bill-expand-market-american-made-biofuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced the introduction of the Clean Fuels Deployment Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation, co-sponsored by Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN), Don Bacon (R-NE), and Roger Marshall (R-KS), would provide funding for installing and converting...

Iowa leads the nation in structurally deficient bridges — and that’s not a title we’re proud of. My bipartisan Fixing Am...
11/03/2020
Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Fixing America’s Bridges Act

Iowa leads the nation in structurally deficient bridges — and that’s not a title we’re proud of. My bipartisan Fixing America’s Bridges Act will help local #IA01 municipalities pay for rebuilding and upgrading dangerous bridges.
https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-introduces-bipartisan-fixing-america-s-bridges-act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-01) and Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA-03) introduced the bipartisan Fixing America’s Bridges Act. The bill reestablishes a federal funding program to help repair and replace structurally deficient local bridges, many of which are owned...

Three new USDA Rural Development Project loans are being granted to improve sewer and wastewater systems in #IA01. I am ...
11/02/2020
Finkenauer Announces Rural Development Funds for Three Northeastern Iowa Communities

Three new USDA Rural Development Project loans are being granted to improve sewer and wastewater systems in #IA01. I am happy to see these important projects receiving support from the USDA and look forward to seeing the improvement in Iowans’ daily lives. https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-announces-rural-development-funds-three-northeastern-iowa

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced on Monday three new USDA Rural Development Project loans to improve sewer and wastewater systems in Northeastern Iowa. "Improving infrastructure in our communities is critical and we must continue to support the projects that will ma...

Providing access to training opens up more opportunity in #IA01. I’m happy to see an investment in Dubuque & excited for...
11/02/2020
Finkenauer Announces USDA Rural Development Grant for Eastern Iowa

Providing access to training opens up more opportunity in #IA01. I’m happy to see an investment in Dubuque & excited for new opportunities that will come from the training & assistance ECIA will provide. https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-announces-usda-rural-development-grant-eastern-iowa

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced on Monday a $180,000 USDA Rural Development grant for East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) in Dubuque, Iowa. The grant will help expand technical assistance and training in the ECIA service area. "Providing access to tra...

The COVD-19 pandemic has created another serious challenge for our childcare providers. My bill to provide additional re...
11/02/2020
With Passage of Childcare Safety Legislation, House Approves Second Bipartisan Finkenauer Bill this Week

The COVD-19 pandemic has created another serious challenge for our childcare providers. My bill to provide additional resources and safety information passed the House with big support from Democrats and Republicans. #IA01
https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/passage-childcare-safety-legislation-house-approves-second-bipartisan

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) passed her second bill in three days on Wednesday, when the House approved the bipartisan Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act. The bill passed by a vote of 387-33, including 160 votes from Republicans. The Ensuring Children a...

We need to improve our housing options in rural communities. Our bipartisan Protect Rural Housing Act would help bring b...
11/02/2020
Finkenauer, Riggleman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing Options in Rural America

We need to improve our housing options in rural communities. Our bipartisan Protect Rural Housing Act would help bring better quality and more affordable housing to #IA01 towns.
https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-riggleman-introduce-bipartisan-bill-improve-housing-options-rural

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) introduced the bipartisan Protect Rural Housing Act on Friday to improve housing stock, expand affordable housing options and support community revitalization in our rural areas. More than 7 million rura...

Lack of affordable and quality childcare has created a crisis for hard-working Iowa families. We worked across the aisle...
11/02/2020
Finkenauer and Bishop Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Childcare Businesses Start and Grow

Lack of affordable and quality childcare has created a crisis for hard-working Iowa families. We worked across the aisle on the COACH Act to help more independent care providers start up their businesses to meet demand. #IA01 https://finkenauer.house.gov/media/press-releases/finkenauer-and-bishop-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-help-childcare

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Congressman Dan Bishop (R-NC) on Friday introduced the Convening Operations Assistance for Childcare Heroes (COACH) Act, bipartisan legislation creating an easy-to-access federal resource guide to help childcare providers start and grow th...

Representing Iowa's first Congressional District means working with anybody who’s serious about improving lives of worki...
10/30/2020

Representing Iowa's first Congressional District means working with anybody who’s serious about improving lives of working people. Over the last two years, I've worked across the aisle to introduce 25 bills with Republican cosponsors. #IA01

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