In First 6 Months, Rep. Angie Craig Delivers for Minnesota Families
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:
- Introduced 17 bills, resolutions and amendments, 10 of which have passed the House
- Cosponsored 204 bills, 74% of which are bipartisan.
- Hosted six town halls in all six counties in the Second District
- Held 13 mobile office hours with five more planned
- Met with 5,955 Minnesotans
“I am honored to represent the hardworking families of the Second Congressional District. The best part of my job is the opportunity to hear directly from my neighbors about the issues they care about,” said Rep. Craig. “Whether it’s fighting for lower healthcare costs, advocating for fully funded public schools, or working to stabilize markets for family farmers, all of the work that’s been accomplished in the past six months would not be possible without the support and partnership of the Minnesotans I represent.”
Here’s a closer look at Rep. Craig’s first 6 months:
Making Affordable Healthcare a Reality for Minnesota Families
Rep. Craig knows that if healthcare isn’t affordable, it isn’t accessible. That’s why she:
- Authored the State Health Care Premium Reduction Act, which would lower the cost of health insurance by an estimated 10% for people in the individual marketplace. This bill has passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
- Helped introduce the PRICED Act, which would increase competition for biologic drugs and increase generic competition to lower costs for Minnesotans.
- Cosponsored the Medicare X Choice Act of 2019, which would provide an affordable public health insurance option for Minnesota families and allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
Advocating for Educational Opportunity for Every Minnesotan
Rep. Craig knows that our students and teachers need the federal government to prioritize funding for a full range of educational opportunities. That’s why she:
- Championed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Full Funding Act with Republican Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) to put the federal government back on track to honor its commitment to our students with special needs.
- Cosponsored the BUILDS Act to expand career opportunities and boost economic growth.
- Cosponsored the Bipartisan Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act to address mounting student loan debt.
Supporting Minnesota Family Farmers
Minnesota farmers have fed, clothed, and fueled our communities for generations. Rep. Craig knows how important it is that they get the support they need to be successful. That’s why she has:
- Hosted a listening session in White Rock on the state of the farm economy, hosted Minnesota farmers and ranchers at the State of the Union and at a Congressional hearing, and visited farms in Cannon Falls and Farmington.
- Introduced the bipartisan FEEDD Act, which would give farmers and ranchers additional emergency harvest flexibility and help alleviate feed concerns. As a result of this bill, the Administration took steps to move the Nov. 1st harvest date for cover crops on prevent plant ground - giving farmers and ranchers much needed flexibility during this wet planting season.
- Secured additional funding for rural renewable energy and rural broadband deployment in a House spending package.
Standing up for Hardworking Minnesotans
Minnesotans need government to work for them, not for special interests. That’s why Rep. Craig has:
- Introduced the HUMBLE Act, a bill that would permanently ban Members of Congress from serving as lobbyists and require them to sell individual stocks upon being sworn in.
- Fought to make sure Washington has its priorities straight by introducing an amendment to stop Members of Congress from receiving a pay raise this year.