Press Releases

May 18, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Craig leads bipartisan resolution recognizing public works professionals and their impact on the American quality of life

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that she is leading bipartisan resolution H. Res. 969 to recognize this week, May 17 through May 23, 2020, as National Public Works Week. Rep. Craig authored this resolution to celebrate the imperative work of our nation’s public works professionals who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and maintain public buildings and grounds.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Heroes Act Gets Strong Support from Second District Small Businesses, Sheriffs, Mayors, County Commissioners and Family Farmers

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, at the request of a broad range of her constituents in the Second District below, voted in support of the Heroes Act, which would inject flexibility into the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, support family farmers and give cities and counties direct funding so they can continue to serve their communities.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

After leading a call for biofuel support to be included in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package, U.S. House Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully secured support for the industry as part of the Heroes Act.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Craig’s Months-Long Bipartisan Push To Make Sure Families That Have Older Dependent Children Receive COVID-19 Relief Payments Included In The HEROES Act

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that the most recent COVID-19 package, The HEROES Act (H.R.6800), incorporates her All Dependent Children Count Act and will expand the definition of an eligible dependent under the CARES Act to those younger than 19, students below age 24 and adult dependents.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Andy Kim (NJ-03) introduced the Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program Act of 2020. This legislation will ensure that small business owners with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that are forgiven are also eligible to receive tax deductions for wages and other expenses paid during the period of the loan.

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Urges House Leadership to recognize the connection between animal, human and environmental health to address COVID-19

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig led a letter with her colleagues calling on House leadership in support of robust funding for animal disease prevention, response efforts and infrastructure in the next economic relief package.

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Craig Supports Creative Efforts of Food Shelves as Demand Increases Due To COVID-19

Today, Congresswoman Angie Craig joined The Open Door for a pop-up produce drive-through to help make sure folks can get nutritious food for their families. Rep. Craig has remained in close contact with nonprofits, including food shelves, across the district throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Angie Craig joined Reps. Katherine Clarke (MA-5), Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), Danny Davis (IL-7), and Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) in calling for a $100 billion investment to aid in the relief, recovery and revitalization of the child care sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Angie Craig joined Reps. Alma Adams, (NC-12), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), and 80 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting the strongest possible relief for the United States Postal Service in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Craig Sends Letter Urging Flexibility On The Paycheck Protection Program To House and Senate Leadership

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig convened owners of restaurants and breweries in the Second Congressional District, who have been hit devastatingly hard by the impacts of COVID-19. They focused their discussion on the flexibility needed in programs like the Paycheck Protection Program to support their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.