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Congresswoman Craig Cosponsors MORE Act To Decriminalize Federal Marijuana

(Washington, DC) -- Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig is cosponsoring legislation that would decriminalize marijuana on the federal level. The MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement) would also require resentencing and expungement of prior marijuana convictions. Craig said, "the United States has wasted hundreds of billions of dollars enforcing antiquated drug laws that do not make communities safer or more secure -- while targeting communities of color in a particularly unjust and prejudiced manner." The bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and calls for U.S. Small Business Administration funding for cannabis-related companies.

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Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality

In a letter sent Tuesday to members of her caucus, Pelosi said the committee is crucial given the historic divide between the nation's top earners and everyone else in the country — a gap that's been only exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Angie Craig submits $10M request to fund riverfront stabilization in Shakopee

Over the past few years, city officials and experts on the Minnesota River have been concerned that if the riverbank in Shakopee isn’t stabilized soon, a rising river could erode the nearby Native American burial mounds and damage vital sanitary sewers that service the western part of the city. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux’s three largest native burial grounds lie on this corridor, and because of river flooding and erosion, this historic piece of land is in danger. When the river floods, the city’s sanitary sewers are in danger as well. Flooding causes 40 of the city’s sanitary sewers located near the banks to become inundated with water, which means emergency repairs become difficult. The residents serviced by these sewers comprise 20% of Shakopee’s population and are mostly on the city’s west end.

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Congress must protect foster youth by passing the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act

For the last eight years, Rep. John Lewis championed this bill as the lead sponsor because he believed, like we do, that federally-funded child welfare service providers should not be allowed to turn away, deny needed services to, or otherwise discriminate against children, families, and individuals because of their religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

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U.S. Rep. Craig authors bill to forgive private student loans upon death of student

The last thing that any bereaved parent should have to undergo is a monthly reminder of their loss in the form of a student loan payment. It’s long past time that we fixed this glaring oversight and bring some sense of relief to these grieving families.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Confirms Rep. Craig Bill Would Lower Out of Pocket Costs and Premiums for Minnesotans

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before Congress that reinsurance legislation like U.S. Representative Angie Craig's State Health Care Premium Reduction Act would lower out of pocket costs and premiums even further for many Minnesotans. Representative Craig highlighted her bill and other key health care priorities during a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing with the Secretary.

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Representative Angie Craig highlights new tools making it easier for Minnesotans to get vaccinated

I’m incredibly proud of the progress that we’ve made in Minnesota – where more than sixty percent of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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For Minnesota, more child care, education resources under latest Biden proposal

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 […]

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Representative Craig Pushes for Investment in Rural Broadband to Expand Access to Health Care

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.

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Angie Craig visits local Jordan businesses

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.

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