Peterson Op-Ed: Time to Get Serious About Transportation Funding

As one of few remaining Blue Dogs, I know that Congress can still work together to get the big stuff done. Last Congress, I worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to shepherd a five-year farm bill through this chamber and into law with strong bipartisan support. We need that same kind of cooperation and forward thinking to address the looming shortfall in federal transportation funding.
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Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider CFTC Reauthorization

“Because of our work on Title Seven of Dodd-Frank, the derivatives markets as a whole are now much safer than they once were. The Commission, and the markets they regulate, need our support. Unfortunately I think that in some areas, the bill moves us in the wrong direction.
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Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 6/24/2016

Jun 24, 2016 Newsletter

4-H Youth, National Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, Congressional Art Competition, Homeownership Month, Barrett Care Center, MMCDC Partnership with USDA, Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Evaluating Effectiveness and Outcomes in Nutrition Education, and Big Data and Agriculture: Innovation in the Air.

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 6/17/2016

Jun 17, 2016 Newsletter

Farm Credit, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, CHS, Minnesota School Boards Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, International Dairy Foods Association, Minnesota Propane Association, Helena Chemical, Communication Workers of America, Minnesota Rural Electric Youth Tour, Minnesota Grain and Feed, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor, National Renderers Association, CARE, Bundestag Exchange Program, American Association for Suicide Prevention, John Deere, and Warroad International Memorial Airport.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport

Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

Minnesota Delegation Urges State Department to Prevent the Closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, the Largest Refugee Camp in the World

Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

Nearly 350,000 Somali refugees who were displaced by war call the refugee camp in Kenya home; the closure may worsen the security situation throughout the Horn of Africa, as closing the camps would force their residents to repatriate to Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eritrea—countries that lack the necessary infrastructure to handle a sudden population influx In a bipartisan letter to Secretary Kerry, Minnesota lawmakers highlight the harmful impacts the closure of the refugee camp would have in East Africa and on the lives of thousands of refugees

After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights from Minnesota to Cuba

Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

As part of the Administration’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. and Cuba recently signed a civil aviation accord that will open up new opportunities for American businesses and travelers, including regular flights between the U.S. and Cuba In an April letter to Secretary Foxx, lawmakers urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the application of Sun Country Airlines to provide direct flights between Minnesota and Cuban airports; today DOT approved two direct Sun Country flights a week between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and airports serving Cuban cities of Santa Clara and Matanzas

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