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July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Collin Peterson welcomed House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, one of Congress’ most significant investments in environmental conservation in a generation.


July 18, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. - Congressman Collin Peterson issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis:


“John Lewis was not only a civil rights legend for the country, and an icon in Congress, he was my friend.  It has been an honor to know and serve with him. I will miss John greatly and I join the country in mourning this loss.”



July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Today, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), co-chairs of the 4-H Congressional Caucus, led a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, and Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger to request additional resources for youth development organizations to continue supporting children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -   Representative Collin Peterson released the following statement after the House today approved the Moving Forward Act on a vote of 233-188.  Peterson opposed the legislation. 

June 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Collin C. Peterson today received the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


June 1, 2020 Newsletter
George Floyd; Regional Pandemic Restrictions Would Ease Unequal Hardships; PPP Flexibility Act Passes House; Financial and Mental Health Resources for Farmers; USDA Establishes CFAP Call Center; Universal Broadband Act: Local Businesses, MPMA, AEM, CoBank; COVID-19 Updates; Stay Safe Order; Places of Worship, Funerals, and Weddings; Business, Labor, & Tax Resources; Small Business Development Center Webinars; Economic Impact Payments; U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington DC – Representative Collin Peterson released the following statement after the House today approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act on a vote of 208-199.  Peterson voted in favor of the legislation.


May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to House and Senate Leadership Thursday, Congressman Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Filemon Vela of Texas, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware urged the prioritization of $250 billion for a robust plan to test and provide contact tracing for frontline healthcare, first responders, and food and agricultural workers.

March 27, 2020 Newsletter
Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines, Government Response to COVID-19, DHS Designates Agriculture as Critical Infrastructure, Local Food Pantries, Emergency Motor Carrier Regulatory Relief , Production of Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizer, Biofuels Caucus Asks the Administration to Support the Ethanol Industry, Guidance for Veterans, GI Bill Flexibility for Student Veterans, Health & Healthcare Updates, Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage, High-Deductible Health Plans can cover COVID-19 costs, Donate Blood, Consumer Protection Resources, FCC Resources, Social Security, Taxes, Federal Filing Deadline Postponed to July 15, State Tax Information, Small Business Resources, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Additional Business Resources, Employment Resources, Department of Labor, Filing for State Unemployment Benefits, State Employees, Effects on Job Corps, Education Updates, Student Loan Payments Suspended, Administration waives K-12 standardized testing requirements, Asking the Department of Education to Protect Students, Resources for Families, Library of Congress, PBS, Smithsonian Institute, Online Agriculture Experiences, Water Management and Flood Damage Conference, Western Minnesotan recognized for heroism, and Congressional Art Competition.
February 20, 2020 Newsletter
FEMA Underestimation Delegation Letter, West Point Appointments, Sec. Perdue, Agriculture Retailers Association, MN Pork Producers Association, Holstein USA, USA Rice Producers Association, Kathy Zeman, White Earth Nation, Veterans Affairs, Minnesota State Board of Trustees, Center for Lyme Action, Dauntless Air, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association, Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference, Minnesota DHS Commissioner, Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association, Lead for Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition, Special Olympics International, Prairie Island Indian Community, Neurofibromatosis North Central, UMN Water Resources Center, North Country Trail Association, National Federation for the Blind, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Winter in the 7th, Legislative Update: Bridging Responsible Ag Conservation Efforts Act, White House Agriculture Budget Request, MDH says Minnesota at Low Risk for Coronavirus, Don’ Delay Purchase of Flood Insurance, FEMA Resources on the Great Lakes High Water.