WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was named the Ranking Member, or the top Republican, of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
“I’m honored by the confidence my colleagues have placed in me to help lead this important committee,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “Over the last three years, Mainstreet USA has faced some of the toughest challenges in our lifetime. As Ranking Member, I will bring the voices of Iowa’s entrepreneurs to the table and work with my colleagues to get Washington off their backs and allow our small businesses to thrive.”
Ranking Member Ernst also welcomed the seven Republican returning members Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and new committee member Senator Ted Budd (R-N.C.).
Ernst will continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and the Senate Armed Services Committee, in addition to serving as chair of the Republican Policy Committee.