Press Releases

July 22, 2019 Press Release
Bill creates FEMA low-interest loan program for local governments to invest in disaster resilient infrastructure

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.

July 17, 2019 Press Release
Zimmerman discusses need for end of trade war, access to workers

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig hosted John Zimmerman, a turkey farmer from Northfield, at a House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture subcommittee hearing titled Reviewing the State of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Economies.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Craig selected to join Rural Broadband Task Force led by House Democratic Whip

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.

July 12, 2019 Press Release
Mollgaard discusses next steps for rural communities that have access to rural broadband

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig hosted Executive Director of Red Wing Ignite Neela Mollgaard at an Agriculture Subcommittee hearing titled Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband.

July 11, 2019 Press Release
Resolution commemorates river navigation season and highlights the need for increased infrastructure investment

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.

July 4, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig issued the following statement in recognition of Independence Day.

July 3, 2019 Press Release
Working with Minnesotans to give everyone an opportunity to earn a good life

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 27, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Craig cosponsors bill to allow Medicare to negotiate drug pricing and establish public option to increase competition in health insurance marketplace

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced her support for the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019, a bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug pricing as well as establish a public option health plan with comprehensive health benefits that would compete with large insurance companies.

June 24, 2019 Press Release
FTA allocates $74 million for Bus Rapid Transit in CD2

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. 

June 21, 2019 Press Release
HUMBLE Act would enact lifetime lobbying ban for Members of Congress, ban Member perks, and ban individual stock ownership for Members

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.

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