Abby Finkenauer (@Abby4Iowa)

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Congresswoman from Iowa’s 1st Congressional District #ia01 Former State Rep for IA House District 99. Paid for by Finkenauer For Congress.

http://abbyfinkenauer.com

Dubuque, IA

2013-03-12 13:51:32

This July 4, I’m thinking about my grandfathers — one served in WWII and the other served on the Dubuque Fire Department. Both embody the meaning of service to our country and our community — the service that we honor this and every Independence Day.  #IA01 http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/independence_bulletin_journal/opinion/we-can-honor-our-vetera...

Happy Independence Day! Our nation was founded on an idea — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — and a commitment to freedom and equality for all. Even in tough times, I’m inspired by our values and honored every day to serve as your congresswoman.  #IA01

My late grandfather Ron Kann was a firefighter in Dubuque & he taught me what public service is all about: helping your neighbors. I’m so grateful I was able to visit some of our finest firefighters around the district yesterday & thank them for all they do to keep us safe. #IA01 2

My late grandfather Ron Kann was a firefighter in Dubuque & he taught me what public service is all about: helping your neighbors. I’m so grateful I was able to visit some of our finest firefighters around the district yesterday & thank them for all they do to keep us safe.  #IA01

We can rebuild roads & bridges, create jobs, help local business, grow our economy and expand access to broadband — it’s all here in our signature infrastructure package. I’m proud of the bipartisan wins I secured to make our communities stronger.  #IA01 https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2020/06/27/u-s-house-infrastructure-plans-could-benefit-rural-iowa-d...

Helping our farmers and protecting biofuels isn’t a partisan issue — Democrats and Republicans agree we’ve got to defend our homegrown industry. I’ll always stand up for Iowa — against Big Oil, the EPA or anyone else.  #IA01 https://www.tamatoledonews.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/26/no-more-broken-promises-defending-the-r...

I voted this week to enhance the ACA and make funding permanent for the Children's Health Insurance Program. The GOP pushed a plan to cancel coverage for 227,000 Iowans and eliminate preexisting conditions protections for 1.2 million. I'm on your side. They're not.  #IA01

I voted this week to enhance the ACA and make funding permanent for the Children's Health Insurance Program. The GOP pushed a plan to cancel coverage for 227,000 Iowans and eliminate preexisting conditions protections for 1.2 million. I'm on your side. They're not.  #IA01

Today, I had to fight back on the floor of the US House against an amendment that would directly lower wages for America’s hard working men and women. In the middle of a pandemic. In the middle of an economic crisis. These are their values.  #ia01

Today is a big day for American workers: the bipartisan trade agreement we negotiated with Canada and Mexico takes effect. The USMCA corrects NAFTA’s mistakes, protects American jobs and ensures more stability for Iowa farmers. It was the right thing to do.  #IA01

Legislative Council met this morning - Republican leadership had to *double check* what laws they changed 3 weeks ago making it harder to vote. Could not remember if they had prohibited auditors from vote by mail or just SoS. Shows a real flaw, need for new leadership.  #ialegis

Anyone who drives Highway 20 in Dubuque County knows how dangerous the Thunder Hills Road intersection is. I went to see it for myself — and talk about how our new infrastructure legislation will make our roads smoother and safer.  #IA01 https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/tri-state/article_abca060a-9a68-556f-90b0-e46b496e2da5.html

We all know investing in infrastructure is a great way to boost our economy. My legislation protecting local workers and requiring American-made materials will make sure we get the most for our money.  #IA01 https://www.americanmanufacturing.org/blog/entry/legislation-aims-to-close-this-buy-america-loophole

We fought hard for real investment in Iowa & areas that have long been forgotten in DC. 3 of my 4 bills, & 3 of my amendments that are part of this much needed investment are bipartisan. You don’t hear that much in DC these days, but we got it done.  #ia01 https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2020/06/27/u-s-house-infrastructure-plans-could-benefit-rural-iowa-d...

I’m honored to receive the  @U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award for 2020! I’m committed to pro-growth policies that keep our small businesses strong and ensure good jobs and good wages for Iowa workers.  #IA01 https://www.uschamber.com/how-they-voted/2019#/abby-finkenauer

Today the President shared a video of people shouting “white power” and said they were “great.” Just like he did after Charlottesville. We’re in a battle for the soul of the nation — and the President has picked a side. But make no mistake: it’s a battle we will win.

Just making sure everyone understands it is NOT NORMAL or OK for the President of the United States to tweet out a video where a man yells “White Power!” and refer to that man as “great,” in the same tweet. Time for common sense, decency & respect in public service.  #ia01

This shocking story raises critical questions about the safety of our troops — including Iowans — in Afghanistan and  @President Trump' commitment to holding Russia accountable. The administration owes Congress and the American people an explanation. Now. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/politics/russia-afghanistan-bounties.html  #IA01

So, about opportunities for American jobs, my provision in INVEST Act fixes a loophole  @Gov. Kim Reynolds & state house GOP created in Iowa immediately after ‘16 election which allowed Chinese steel & low wages for federal projects in Iowa’s communities. Rethinking that I hope!  #ia01

.@IAGovernor on today's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting: "I'm excited to be here to talk about really rethinking and expediting the way that we can invest in providing opportunities to Americans."

@Gov. Kim Reynolds on today's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting: "I'm excited to be here to talk about really rethinking and expediting the way that we can invest in providing opportunities to Americans."

The  @GOP wants to cancel healthcare for millions of Americans during a pandemic. And after failing to do it in Congress, they’re asking the courts to do it for them. This is personal. This is what we’re fighting. These are the stakes in 2020.  #IA01 https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/25/trump-administration-supreme-court-...

All they have is lies, misinformation, & a superPac violating rules to spread it. Their playbook is the worst of politics. It’s why people hate it. Whether you're D, R, no party, it’s disrespectful to our district & constituents.  #IA01 Help us fight back: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/americaspac

New from  @Libby Meyer: Iowa Democrats file a FEC complaint over a super PAC running ads against Abby Finkenauer in  #IA01 that hasn't reported the spending https://iowastartingline.com/2020/06/25/ia-01-democrats-file-fec-complaint-against-iowa-based-super-...

What would our $500B infrastructure package mean for  #IA01? New bridges, better roads, safe routes to school, financial assistance for small towns, Buy America & fair wages provisions for workers — the best investment in rural infrastructure we’ve seen! https://kwwl.com/2020/06/22/finkenauer-infrastructure-act/

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and grandpas out there and especially to my favorite fishing 🎣 buddy!! Visited the pond today & spent the afternoon doing what we do best! Biggest bass I’ve caught in the pond in awhile. What a day!  So grateful for all dad’s sacrifices #ia01 2

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and grandpas out there and especially to my favorite fishing 🎣 buddy!! Visited the pond today & spent the afternoon doing what we do best! Biggest bass I’ve caught in the pond in awhile. What a day! So grateful for all dad’s sacrifices  #ia01

“So I said to my people, ‘slow the testing down please!”- The President of the United States of America where over 119,000 Americans have died .... my god. I don’t care who you are democrat, republic, independent we deserve better. Our country deserves so much better...  #ia01

"Here's the bad part: When you do testing to that extent, you're gonna find more people, you're gonna find more cases. So I said to my people, 'slow the testing down please!'" -- Trump

"Here's the bad part: When you do testing to that extent, you're gonna find more people, you're gonna find more cases. So I said to my people, 'slow the testing down please!'" -- Trump

@Ras Smith reminded me why I entered public service, and showed all of us what a new generation of leaders can do.  #IA01 https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/503522-young-leaders-and-young-activists-prove-we-c...

 #Juneteenth celebrates a day of freedom that came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation — a reminder of how slow and difficult the march toward equality and justice has been in America. The fight continues today, and we all must advance the cause.  #IA01

It took unthinkable effort and sacrifice for enslaved people in America to win their freedom, but freedom is still a work in progress. One lesson of Juneteenth is, as Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand."

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