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
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:
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced landmark bipartisan legislation to create a low-interest loan program for Minnesota and other states to fund mitigation projects that reduce the risks and costs of natural disasters. The bill, H.R. 3779, called the Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019, is authored by the two and follows months of discussion with local mayors affected by a severe flood season as well as FEMA.
Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig announced that she is joining House Democratic Whip James Clyburn’s House Task Force on Rural Broadband. The Task Force has set the goal to bring affordable, high-speed Internet access to all Americans by 2025.
Rep. Craig believes that access to rural broadband is critical for success in a 21st century economy, which is why she is working on efforts to improve rural broadband mapping and invest in infrastructure to make sure every Minnesotan has the resources they need to succeed.
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution in recognition of the inland waterway systems that power economies and communities across the Second District.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig commended the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) investment in the construction of Metro Transit’s Orange Line bus rapid transit project. The FTA announced last week that they would grant $74 million to help finalize the project, which includes a 17-mile highway bus line connecting South Minneapolis with Burnsville, Richfield, and Bloomington.
On Thursday May 30th, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig joined the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure Chairman Jared Golden (ME-2), Ranking Member Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) for a field hearing in Scandia to discuss the limitations small businesses face when they do not have access to reliable broadband.
In her role on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig recently called for Congress to include projects and priorities from Minnesota’s Second Congressional District as a part of an upcoming wide-reaching federal surface transportation package. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act is set to expire in September 2020 and must be reauthorized with improvements to highways, motor vehicle safety, public transit, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail safety, as well as research, technology, and statistics programs.
Burnsville, Minn - [1/17/19] Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that she will serve on the House Committees on Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure. Craig will use her role on these committees to focus on the priorities she has heard from her district, including building a robust agricultural economy and investing in transportation and infrastructure in Minnesota’s Second District.