Representative Angie Craig Advances $15.8 Million for Surface Transportation Infrastructure Projects in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District

Craig announced inclusion of seven local Member Designated Projects in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s INVEST in America Act
June 8, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced that seven of her Member Designated Projects submitted on behalf of communities in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District were included in the INVEST in America Act, a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill. If ultimately signed into law, the projects combined would bring $15,815,000 in direct federal funding to communities across the District. 

Earlier this year, Craig submitted several requests for  federal funding in surface transportation reauthorization legislation for projects in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. Yesterday, the following projects were included in the committee’s package, which will be marked up and advanced later this week: 

“These projects are ultimately about jobs and economic recovery in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The INVEST in America Act will finally allow us to take the bold action necessary to revitalize our economy and make the investments necessary to support the American people. I’m incredibly proud that these crucial, job-creating projects were included in today’s package – and look forward to their final passage in the months to come,” said Representative Craig.

The INVEST in America Act is a five-year surface transportation bill which directs federal investments in America’s roads, bridges, transit and rail to invest in American workers and communities. Once enacted, the INVEST in America Act could create millions of good-paying jobs, restore our global competitive edge, reduce carbon pollution that drives the climate crisis, and make our communities safer and more connected.