2nd Congressional District Representative Angie Craig has come out with a statement saying she does not support a ballot amendment that would dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig also came out last week against the ballot question, saying it would “jeopardize public safety and diminish accountability.” “The Yes 4 Minneapolis referendum is shortsighted, misguided, and likely to harm the very communities that it seeks to protect,” Craig said in a statement.
The main goal of the congressional exchange is to “provide opportunities for members to learn about issues from a different perspective, enabling them to more effectively perform their responsibilities.” And according to the program’s website, a predicted outcome of the exchanges is further collaboration on both policy matters and legislation.
Rep. Angie Craig (D- MN) visited Zumbrota to get feedback from small businesses on government programs they used to stay afloat during the pandemic like the paycheck protection program. Some business leaders got emotional discussing how the funds saved their business.
The Safe Stay Act would require the installation of compliant carbon monoxide alarms and detectors in every hotel and motel room nationwide, similar to requirements for smoke detectors and sprinklers. If enacted, the legislation would represent the first significant update to existing law dealing with fire safety rules in hotels and motels in three decades. To ensure compliance with the Safe Stay Act, hotels and motels would have to provide guests at check-in a written notice attesting that they are in compliance with the requirements of the Safe Stay Act. Failure to do so would be considered an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Federal Trade Commission Act, which helps protect consumers from substantial unavoidable injury.
“I was pleased to fight to make sure that Sheldon Theatre received the support that they and the community deserve. It’s not just a historic landmark, it’s a great community gathering space in Red Wing. This is exactly why I led the charge in establishing a grant program for shuttered venues,” she said.
U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) led 26 of their House colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to take additional steps to address the consolidation of the meat and poultry processing sector that has negatively impacted the ability for farmers and ranchers to get their product to market.
In Congress, I’m focused on supporting family farmers, investing in rural communities and addressing the generational challenges we face as a nation, including tools to address climate change. That’s exactly why I’m a supporter of biofuels. Biofuels offer predictability for farmers, drive economic growth and investment in rural America and decrease the carbon intensity of our transportation sector. These benefits are why I am pushing for immediate policy and budget changes to ensure that biofuels remain a key part of this country’s transition to renewable energy.
“This was never the intention under the Affordable Care Act,” Craig said in an interview. “It was never the intention of Congress that it would be just 9.83 percent for just one family member. It should never be 25 percent of a family’s income. It’s ridiculous.”
U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced on July 19 that the House Appropriations Committee has approved all ten of the Community Project Funding submissions for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District – advancing more than $16 million for projects in communities across Southeastern Minnesota.