WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representative Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) announced that she has been selected to join the House Financial Services Committee led by Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA). The committee has jurisdiction over America’s housing and financial services sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. As the only Coloradan on the committee, Pettersen plans to use the position to address access to affordable housing, which has become a crisis throughout the state, and increase business opportunities for rural and underserved communities in Colorado.
“Colorado is an incredible place to work, live, and raise a family. Because of this, our state is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, and our housing sector can’t keep up. Housing prices continue to skyrocket, exacerbating our state’s homeless crisis and forcing out long-term residents from their communities,” said Pettersen. “I am honored to be joining the Financial Services Committee in my first term in Congress, and I will use this critical position to find long-term solutions for our housing crisis, as well as bring business investments to the rural and smaller communities that often go overlooked.”
“I am pleased to hear that Congresswoman Pettersen will be serving on the Financial Services Committee in the 118th Congress,” said Ranking Member Maxine Waters. “While in the Colorado state legislature, Rep. Pettersen served as a fierce advocate for underserved communities. I have no doubt that she will continue her long track record of advocacy on the Committee by standing up for our nation’s consumers and holding bad actors accountable.”
As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Pettersen will continue to work to ensure that affordable housing is accessible to all, just as she did in the Colorado legislature. It will also give her an opportunity to help Colorado families and businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, to address student debt and student loan lending issues, and to protect regular people from fraud and abuse. To stay up-to-date on what Pettersen is doing in Congress, follow her on Twitter here, or Facebook here.