WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Wilbur Ross to be Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce:

“As a businessman, Mr. Ross understands the challenges companies face and what it takes to get back on track. His experience will be vital as we work to encourage our small and large businesses alike to grow and thrive. I look forward to seeing Mr. Ross’ business experience playing an influential role in developing viable solutions for job growth and stability in our nation’s economy.