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Ernst announces committee assignments for 115th Congress


This news story was published on December 26, 2016.
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Joni Ernst

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst announced her four Senate committee assignments for the 115th Congress. The Iowa Senator will serve on the following Senate committees: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and Environment and Public Works.

Senator Ernst said of the committee assignments:

“I am thrilled to continue working on the issues that impact Iowans in these respective committees,” said Ernst. “Throughout my time on the Senate Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees, I have worked to ensure Iowans’ voices and priorities are heard. I look forward to continuing to advocate on our state’s behalf to find ways to grow our agricultural economy, cut burdensome regulations, and ensure our nation remains safe and secure.

“Additionally, my placement on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will allow me the opportunity to bring a greater focus on our state’s infrastructure needs, including the very critical flood projects, protecting against overreach by the EPA on things like WOTUS, and defending the RFS. I look forward to working with my colleagues and voicing Iowans’ concerns as part of the Environment and Public Works Committee in this next Congress.”

The 115th Congress will begin on January 3, 2017.

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