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Washington, D.C. -- This morning Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) was officially appointed to the House Financial Services Committee. He will also serve on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade.

Last week, the House Republican Steering Committee voted for Emmer to join the committee to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Dold after his move to Ways and Means. Emmer submitted waiver requests in hopes of continuing to serve on both of his former committees—Agriculture and Foreign Affairs.

“I am thrilled to have been appointed to the Financial Services Committee and look forward to get to work defending competition, consumer choice and our free market system,” said Emmer. “The financial industry is extremely prominent in the 6th District, with 146 banks, 8 credit unions and more than 57,000 of my constituents employed in finance related fields. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to work on behalf of Minnesota’s robust and thriving financial sector.”

“We are very pleased to have Rep. Emmer joining us on the House Financial Services Committee,” said Chairman Jeb Hensarling. “During his first four months in Congress, Tom has proven himself as a hardworking and prudent member who is willing to lead on a variety of issues important to his state. Through his experience serving on the Finance and Regulated Industries Committees in the Minnesota Legislature along with his private sector experience, Tom will be a great asset to this committee.” 

Further Information:
Video: Emmer Joins Financial Services Committee
Star Tribune: Tom Emmer lands spot on key Financial Services Committee