This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig addressed an audience of agricultural producers gathered virtually at the annual Farmfest candidate forum – where she demonstrated once again to constituents in the Second Congressional District why she’s the right representative to fight for family farmers in Congress. A member of the House Committee on Agriculture, her record of securing bipartisan achievements on behalf of family farmers has set her apart in Congress, where she fights every day to make sure Washington is working for Minnesota – not the other way around.
“When it comes to agriculture policy, Angie has prioritized showing up, listening and learning from her constituents. Family farmers in Minnesota can be confident she’ll stand up for us in Washington,” said Mike Peterson, a 4th generation farmer from Northfield. “Today’s forum served as a reminder to everyone watching that Angie is as committed as ever to revitalizing rural America, creating an economy that works for every Minnesotan and finding the common ground necessary to solve the real problems facing families in this country.”
In her first term, Angie has:
- Fought to preserve markets for American farm goods overseas and ensure the Administration lives up to its promises by effectively implementing USMCA and Phase One of the trade agreement with China
- Introduced and worked to pass bills to lower health insurance premiums, increase generic drug competition and save hardworking Minnesotans billions of dollars in prescription drug costs
- Worked to ensure that even the smallest towns and communities can compete on the global stage by working to bring high-speed internet to every community in America by 2025
- Put people over politics and stood with rural communities, Main Street businesses, family farmers and frontline workers in the ongoing struggle against COVID-19
- Supported year-round E15 sales and pushed back against the Administration’s issuing of small refinery waivers on the backs of Minnesota farmers
- Helped to secure billions of dollars in funding for rural hospitals and other health care providers on the frontlines of the pandemic.