WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Steve Mnuchin to be Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury:
“Mr. Mnuchin brings years of extensive private sector experience and executive-level leadership to the Treasury Department. Such skills will be critical as we work to create a healthier economic environment for our businesses, community banks, and hard-working families across the nation.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and this new administration to move forward on tax and regulatory reform as a means to help grow our economy and remove some of the burdens placed on many of Iowa’s rural communities, families and small businesses.”
Senator Joni Ernst has dedicated her life to Iowa and her country, having served in the military for over 23 years and now in the United States Senate.
In November 2014, Joni was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. In Washington, Joni serves on four Senate committees of major importance to Iowans: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.