"This is just something that I saw as just so wrong, and I've sort of been the thorn in the side of my own caucus for the last year, and I'm just really, really happy we got that corrected in the American Rescue Plan," said Craig, who has publicly highlighted the Harris family's situation. And that means the Harris family and many others can now get as much as $1,400 for each of their dependents, depending on income levels. It's fulfilling for the family to get stimulus money tied to their son, Debbi said, "like Josh was finally a citizen."
“My hope is that the money we’ve brought home to our local communities is used to be sure that we get every child brought back up to grade level as quickly as possible,” she said. Her other priorities include preserving teaching positions, funding student mental health services and maintaining student activities, Craig said.
I believe Washington can only truly work for the American people when we attempt to work together,” said Representative Craig. “I’m proud to have joined the Bipartisan Working Group where I hope to restore productive dialogue between our parties and find common sense solutions
"COVID-19 has really shown the disparities that exist when you don't have access to the internet," Craig said. "Broadband's not a luxury anymore. It's the infrastructure of the 21st century. It's education, it's access to heath care, it's having the ability to start a small business wherever you live."
“I ran for Congress because I wanted to lower the cost of health care, because I wanted to fix the damn roads in my district — not because I was gay,” the District 2 Democrat told Forum News Service. “But representation really does matter.”
Craig spoke in opposition to an amendment offered by one of her colleagues which would have stripped out the aid for restaurants entirely. Craig urged her colleagues to support the American Rescue Plan proposal, arguing that the package would offer desperately needed support to the nearly 500,000 independent restaurants nationwide, as well as their 11 million employees, whose livelihoods have been in jeopardy since the crisis began.
Declaring that Congress needs ethics reform to regain public trust, 2nd District U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has reintroduced a bill that would ban individual stock ownership for members of the House of Representatives and bar them from ever lobbying Congress after leaving office.
As a new COVID-19 pause in Minnesota further complicates an already difficult year for business, elected officials are urging support for small businesses. On Small Business Saturday, a day on which shoppers are encouraged to patronize small businesses for holiday shopping, Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig visited Ineffable Brewing in Burnsville -- which recently opened its doors in the midst of the pandemic.
A federal appeals court declined Friday to overturn Democratic Rep. Angie Craig’s victory in this month’s 2nd Congressional District election. Craig won her second term by about 10,000 votes over Kistner.
Craig had declared victory Wednesday before the race was called. "I am so grateful to the people of this district for giving me an opportunity to return to Congress to continue this important work," she said.