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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.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02) Gwen Moore, (WI-04), Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced legislation that would use savings from Medicare prescription drug negotiations to lower Medicare Part D costs for low-income seniors.

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. 

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, in a House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing hosted by the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. Representative Angie Craig expressed gratitude to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for establishing an intra-agency task force dedicated to implementing long-overdue improvements to the agency’s broadband data and mapping tools. 

February 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig, a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced a bill to ensure that investments made by the federal government to expand broadband access are informed by data collection and analysis as required by federal law.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Congresswoman Angie Craig recently helped introduce bicameral legislation to help Tribes expand broadband in their communities. The Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2020—led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)will extend the deadline for Tribes to apply for spectrum licenses for unassigned spectrum over their own land.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

This week, Congresswoman Angie Craig joined her colleagues on the House Rural Broadband Task Force to introduce H.R. 7302, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act. This legislation makes a bold investment of $100 billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities and ensures that the resulting internet service is affordable.