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. 

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

November 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig and U.S. Senator Tina Smith announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $8 million in federal grant funding for the US 169 & Highway 282/County Highway 9 Interchange Project in Scott County.

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 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced that the House Appropriations Committee has approved all ten of the Community Project Funding submissions for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District – advancing more than $16 million for projects in communities across Southeastern Minnesota. In the coming weeks, the full House of Representatives is expected to vote on appropriations packages that will include these projects.

Below is a list of the projects approved in legislation by the House Appropriations Committee: 

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig announced that her submission for the City of Shakopee to receive federal funding was officially approved by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. The project, which was awarded $3.5 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. 

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig helped to pass the INVEST in America Act, a transformational surface transportation and water infrastructure bill that would modernize America’s infrastructure while driving economic opportunity for American workers in Minnesota and across the country. The bipartisan, $715 billion package is designed to help meet President Biden’s vision – as laid out in the American Jobs Plan – by investing in roads, bridges, transit, rail, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. 

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig announced that her submission for the City of Zumbrota to receive $448,000 was officially approved by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. The project is now officially included in the Subcommittee’s Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill, which will soon head to the full Appropriations Committee for approval.

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.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced that seven of her Member Designated Projects submitted on behalf of communities in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District were included in the INVEST in America Act, a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill. If ultimately signed into law, the projects combined would bring $15,815,000 in direct federal funding to communities across the District. 

May 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig urged House appropriators to fully fund a new disaster mitigation program to help communities across the country prepare for and rebuild from extreme weather events. The revolving loan program was established by the Safeguarding Tomorrow Though Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM Act) after former President Trump signed into law the Senate counterpart to Craig’s bipartisan legislation earlier this year.

March 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL) to reduce water pollution in local communities advanced through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  

The Local Water Protection Act would reauthorize an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program that provides funds for states to develop and implement programs for managing nonpoint source water pollution, or pollution from diffuse sources including runoff from farms, managed forests and urban areas.