by Molly Longman Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer couldn’t help but smile as she stood on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 30. The Iowa Democrat was speaking into a microphone, asking Congress to vote “aye”…
Abby Finkenauer, Congresswoman
Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer is honored to be the voice for the people of Northeast Iowa’s First Congressional District as their representative in Washington. Congresswoman Finkenauer was raised in Sherrill, a small town in rural Dubuque County, in a family that taught her the importance of hard work, caring for others, and the value of public service. After graduating from Drake University in Des Moines, she was elected to the Iowa State House of Representatives at the age of 25. Throughout her two terms in the State House, Congresswoman Finkenauer made improving the lives of Iowa’s working families her top priority. She ran for Congress in 2018 to continue to focus on building a stronger economy and middle class.
In November 2018, Congresswoman Finkenauer was elected to the United States House of Representatives. In Congress, she serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee where she vice-chair of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and also serves on the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee.
She also sits on the Small Business Committee, where she chairs the Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee.