President Biden details school and child care proposals in his first joint speech to Congress. By: Hunter Woodall and Briana Bierschbach – 4/28/21 WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s push for universal preschool and free community college is the latest transformative proposal from the new administration, this one with the potential to remake child care and […]
During a House Agriculture Committee hearing on broadband needs and opportunities in rural America, U.S. Representative Angie Craig highlighted the importance of building high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities to improve access to telehealth services, particularly in rural areas.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig visited Jordan April 17 to speak with small business owners about pandemic shutdowns, Paycheck Protection Program loans and and the U.S. Highway 169 interchange project that will affect operations throughout the summer.
Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02) Gwen Moore, (WI-04), Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced legislation that would use savings from Medicare prescription drug negotiations to lower Medicare Part D costs for low-income seniors. The More Help for Seniors Act of 2021, would raise the income limits for eligibility under the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy program, which would help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities afford life-saving medications by lowering copays and premiums for Medicare Part D.
"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.