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July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig (D-MN) helped pass annual funding legislation that includes several key priorities designed to support constituents in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The package, which includes seven appropriations bills for federal agencies across government, will direct funds toward a number of Craig’s requested priorities for working Minnesotans, including infrastructure spending, mental health care programs and economic recovery efforts. 

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig applauded President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competition in the American economy, singling out provisions to save Americans money on their internet bills by fostering competition and increasing transparency in billing.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig announced that her submission for Goodhue County to receive federal support for its efforts to expand high-speed broadband access to rural and underserved communities was officially approved by the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. The project, which was awarded $3.21 million, is now officially included in the Subcommittee’s Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill, which will soon head to the full Appropriations Committee for approval.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig highlighted the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program and urged eligible constituents to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly internet bill. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a groundbreaking new program that will help economically vulnerable Americans afford their monthly internet bill. 

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, during a House Agriculture Committee hearing on broadband needs and opportunities in rural America, U.S. Representative Angie Craig highlighted the importance of building high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities to improve access to telehealth services, particularly in rural areas. 

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig and Greg Pence (R-IN) led a bipartisan letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support America’s rural communities in the second round of funding for the Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig questioned Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social media company’s inconsistent and ineffective policies on monitoring hate speech. The hearing, entitled “Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation,” focused on big tech’s role in generating and amplifying false and inflammatory information to its online audiences. 

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined her colleagues on the House Rural Broadband Task Force to introduce H.R. 1783, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act. This legislation makes a bold investment of $94 billion to ensure that rural and underserved communities have affordable high-speed internet access.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig introduced legislation to provide consumers with transparent information on broadband services available in the marketplace. The Broadband Consumer Transparency Act of 2021 would require sellers of broadband services to display information in a uniform and clear manner at the point of sale to allow consumers to easily compare plans and to understand what they are purchasing.

February 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig held a meeting with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss the federal government’s efforts to expand broadband access, particularly for rural and underserved communities. On the call, Craig and Rosenworcel discussed improved broadband mapping, partnerships between the federal government and state and local partners, and efforts to support students and teachers who have increasingly relied on broadband internet during the COVID-19 pandemic.