Republicans Announce Job Growth Committee Chairs

Speaker-Elect Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) today announced a second round of committee chairs for the 84th General Assembly. This group of committees will be tasked with putting the nearly 114,000 Iowans who are out of a job back to work.

They are as follows:

Agriculture Committee: Rep. Annette Sweeney, Chair (R-Alden)
Commerce Committee: Rep. Chuck Soderberg, Chair (R-Le Mars)
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa Committee: Rep. Pat Grassley, Chair (R-New Hartford)
Labor Committee: Rep. Lance Horbach, Chair (R-Tama)
State Government Committee: Rep. Peter Cownie, Chair (R-West Des Moines)
Transportation Committee: Rep. David Tjepkes, Chair (R-Gowrie)
Ways and Means Committee: Rep. Tom Sands, Chair (R-Wapello)

“It’s time to get government out of employers’ way, off their backs, and out of Iowans’ wallets, so we can get Iowa working again,” said Paulsen. “These House committees will pass legislation improving the general business climate, encouraging Iowa’s employers to invest in our state and our workforce.”