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June 25, 2020 Press Release

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report showing U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s Payment Integrity Information Act led the government to halt improper economic assistance payments. 

June 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig released a letter calling on the Administration to expedite the implementation of her legislation, The Payment Integrity Information Act, signed into law on March 2, 2020. After receiving reports that constituents in the Second Congressional District were receiving economic stimulus checks for their dead relatives while it took far too long for other folks to get necessary relief, Rep. Craig is working to put a stop to the chaotic distribution.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced the urgent push from 46 Mayors and County Commissioners from Inver Grove Heights to Belle Plaine across the Second District for direct funding to local governments to be included in the next CARES legislative package.

March 3, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig announced that her bipartisan bill, The Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019, has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

This bill delivers on Rep. Craig’s promise to fight for all Minnesotans by protecting their hard-earned taxpayer dollars. The bill also had support of Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT).

February 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) delivered on her promise to fight for all to Minnesotans by protecting their hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Her bill, the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019, which is cosponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, and will now be sent to the President’s desk for signature. 

July 3, 2019 Press Release

Today marks six months since U.S. Rep. Angie Craig was sworn into the 116th Congress. Since her first day in office, Rep. Craig has listened to the concerns of the district and worked across the aisle in an effort to create stronger communities and economies for every Minnesotan.

In her first six months, Rep. Craig has:

June 21, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced the Halt Unchecked Member Benefits with Lobbying Elimination or HUMBLE Act, which would permanently ban Members of Congress from serving as lobbyists and require them to sell individual stocks upon being sworn in. The HUMBLE Act also restricts unnecessary perks for Members, including a ban on taxpayer funded first-class airline accommodations.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig continued her push to clean up Washington by opposing a proposed pay increase for Members of Congress.

A spending package from House Democrats expected on the floor this week would allow for a pay raise for Members of Congress in fiscal year 2020. Rep. Craig introduced an amendment that would insert language into this package that would explicitly prohibit this raise.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) today announced that she introduced the Restoring Integrity in Democracy Resolution. The resolution is aimed at eliminating conflicts of interest for Members of Congress and appointed officials - by prohibiting them from serving on for-profit boards.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) joined her colleagues in cosponsoring the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation that restores voting protections in states with a recent history of discrimination.

Four years after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, the VRAA addresses a wave of voter ID laws, racial gerrymandering, and other voter suppression tactics enacted at the state level.