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

“Mr. Mnuchin brings years of extensive private sector experience and executive-level leadership to the Treasury Department. Such skills will be critical as we work to create a healthier economic environment for our businesses, community banks, and hard-working families across the nation.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and this new administration to move forward on tax and regulatory reform as a means to help grow our economy and remove some of the burdens placed on many of Iowa’s rural communities, families and small businesses.”