Transportation and Infrastructure
Investing in transportation is a critical part of keeping the Minnesota economy competitive and keeping Minnesotans safe. As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I look forward to working with our communities to address the pressing needs of the Second District, whether that’s investing in highways, roads and bridges or expanding access to broadband.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that she is leading bipartisan resolution H. Res. 969 to recognize this week, May 17 through May 23, 2020, as National Public Works Week. Rep. Craig authored this resolution to celebrate the imperative work of our nation’s public works professionals who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and maintain public buildings and grounds. The resolution highlights that these public works professionals have continued to provide these essential services during the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, placing themselves at increased risk of infection.
Today, Rep. Angie Craig, D-MN, sent a letter to the Boeing Board of Directors urging them to revisit Mr. Muilenburg’s compensation package and consider implementing the company’s clawback provision and any other means available to stop him from receiving any portion of the compensation he was awarded during the development time period of the 737 Max, estimated to be as high as $80 million dollars.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking them to prioritize funding to keep the Minnesota River operational.
“Minnesota’s Second Congressional District depends on the Minnesota and Mississippi River systems to support economic growth,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “It’s unacceptable that the modest investment necessary to keep the Minnesota River channel near Savage fully operational was not included in the budget for FY2020.”
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to House Democratic leaders asking them to prioritize and include programs of significant importance to Minnesota’s Second Congressional District in end-of-year legislation being developed to fund the government and extend numerous expiring tax credits.
Last week, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Don Young (AK-At large) introduced a bipartisan bill to help diverse applicants fill in-demand transportation career opportunities across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.
Today, U.S. Reps Angie Craig (MN-02), Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Ron Kind (WI-03) announced that they have successfully secured emergency funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s bipartisan bill to provide local communities with low-interest loans for disaster resilience projects, the Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019, passed out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with unanimous support.
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Betty McCollum (MN-04), and Ron Kind (WI-03) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget pushing for the distribution of $100 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funds were included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, and were signed into law by President Trump in June 2019. Those funds have not yet been disbursed so the Army Corps can do their jobs.
Today U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced Goodhue, Scott and Wabasha Counties as well as the Prairie Island Indian Community are among the Minnesota counties eligible for USDA grants to continue recovery efforts from extreme weather and flooding. The USDA is making $150 million of grants available through the Community Facility Program for repairs and improvements to essential community facilities like streets, nursing homes, childcare centers, and libraries.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig wrapped up her district work period Transportation Week by reiterating her commitment to advocating for robust investments in local infrastructure. This week, Rep. Craig hosted a number of events to hear from local leaders and advocates about how she can work in Congress to fight for stronger, safer communities through local infrastructure projects. She has: