Ingrid Arndt-Brauer

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Ingrid Arndt-Brauer (born 20 March 1961 in Marburg) is a German politician and member of the SPD in the Bundestag.

Early life and education

After completing her secondary education with an Abitur, she studied business administration and sociology at University of Marburg, graduating in 1985.

Political career

Arndt-Brauer joined the Social Democratic Party in 1983. From 1994 until 1997, she served as a member of the district parliament (Kreistag) of Steinfurt.

Arndt-Brauer became a member of the Bundestag on July 1, 1999, succeeding Ingrid Matthäus-Maier who had vacated her seat. She has since been serving on the Finance Committee, which she chaired from 2013 until 2017. Between 2006 and 2013, she also served a member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development.

Within the SPD parliamentary group, Arndt-Brauer was a member of the working groups on municipal policy from 2002 until 2013 and on gender equality from 2009 until 2013. She has since been part of the parliamentary group’s leadership under its successive chairs Thomas Oppermann (2013-2017) and Andrea Nahles (since 2017).

In 2014, Arndt-Brauer advocated for changes to Germany's financial policy, such as splitting off the euro policy unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance.[1]

Other activities

  • Institut Finanzen und Steuern, Member of the Board of Trustees

Personal life

Ingrid Arndt-Brauer is married and has four children.


  1. ^ Brian Parkin and Birgit Jennen (June 24, 2014), Merkel’s Party Riled by Vice Chancellor’s Resistance Over Budget Bloomberg News.

External links

  • Official website (in German)
  • Bundestag biography (in German)
  • Homepage of the Finance Committee (in English)

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