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 $2.8 million in grants will go to improve and modernize the Burnsville Bus Garage. The Burnsville Bus Garage is part of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, which provides public transportation services in Dakota and Scott counties. Rep. Craig has previously toured this site and wrote to the Federal Transit Administration in March in support of this funding.
Today, Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, passed H.R.7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 out of Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support.
“Farmers, families and communities across my district depend on the Mississippi River for their economic livelihoods,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “I am proud WRDA 2020 includes essential funding that communities and businesses rely on to export their goods, drive economic growth and effectively respond to floods.”
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a cosponsor of the Moving Forward Act, helped pass investments in crumbling roads and bridges, broadband, workforce and community resilience out of the House with bipartisan support. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, provided an update on the INVEST in America Act, as the Committee considered the critical surface transportation reauthorization bill this week and advanced it to the House floor for further consideration.
You can watch the full press conference here.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced key Second District transportation priorities included in the newly released Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST) Act.
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.