Statewide Iowa — The Republican who’ll be the new member of Iowa’s congressional delegation next year is hoping to be appointed to the House Ag Committee, the panel that will write the 2023 Farm Bill. Congressman-elect Zach Nunn, who’s from Bondurant, is also aiming for a seat on the House Committee on Financial Services. The panel oversees the nation’s housing, banking, real estate and insurance sectors.
Sometime in 2023, Congress will have to vote to raise the debt ceiling so the federal government can pay its bills. Nunn expects the Republican-led House to seek spending concessions from Democrats before agreeing to increase the debt limit.
Nunn is back in Iowa after a week in Washington, D.C. for new member orientation sessions. Starting in January, all six members of Iowa’s DC delegation will be Republicans.
But Nunn says with a Republican-led House and Democrats in control in the U.S. Senate, there’s a chance to pass pragmatic bills that both parties can support.
Nunn says he intentionally sought out newly elected Democrats this past week and he posted a photo of a bipartisan group on social media.
Nunn, a former Air Force intelligence officer, recently reconnected with people at U.S. Cyber Command.
Nunn finished about 21-hundred votes ahead of Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne in Iowa’s third district race. The third district stretches from Clarinda to Ottumwa and up to Des Moines.