Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer, in his first term from the 6th District, has been named to the House Financial Services Committee.
He gets the committee spot after some shuffling in Congress following the resignation of former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, who was accused of spending and ethics violations.
In the shift, Emmer replaces Rep. Bob Dold on Financial Services, after Dold got Schock’s spot on the prestigious Ways and Means committee.
As part of the appointment, Emmer will serve on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade.
Emmer said in a statement:
“I look forward to get to work defending competition, consumer choice and our free market system. The financial industry is extremely prominent in the 6th District, with 146 banks, eight credit unions and more than 57,000 of my constituents employed in finance related fields.”
Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling lauded Emmer:
“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.”