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Rep. Finkenauer Wants Businesses to Use Federal Relief Funds For PPE

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) introduced new legislation that would allow small businesses to use federal funding to buy personal protective equipment for their workers.  The bill would formally allow small businesses to use funds from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as loans to buy protective equipment for their employees. It also removes a requirement...

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer Launched Two Websites To Help Constituents During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Rep. Abby Finkenauer wants to make it easier for constituents to get help from her office during the pandemic, so she created this website. It includes examples of how her office has helped with the IRS, State Department and Social Security.

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer Wants Better Protections For Essential Workers During the Pandemic

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) wants to improve federal protections for essential workers and at-risk employees during the coronavirus pandemic. To do that, Finkenauer introduced legislation that would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create stronger safety standards for workers, protect employees from potential retaliation when reporting issues, and require employers to develop...

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer Brings Back $2 Million to Help District Fight Coronavirus

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) said this is just the start of aid her constituents will see flow into their district.

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer Urges Administration to Open Health Insurance Access During Coronavirus

Rep. Abby Fineknauer wants to see the federal government open up the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace to uninsured Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 31, the Trump Administration announced that it would not allow a special enrollment period for health insurance plans that are offered through exchanges made possible by the ACA. Later...

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses

Freshman Rep. Abby Finkenauer introduces legislation that would help small businesses in her district tap into markets overseas.

51% of Americans Live in a Child Care Desert — Here’s What One Rep. is Doing About it

New legislation would allow non-profit child care providers to have the same access to Small Business Administration financing that for-profit providers have.