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November 16, 2020 Newsletter
Line 3 Replacement Permitting, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Minnesota Biofuel Update, Veterans History Project 20 Year Anniversary, National EIP Registration Day, MNsure & Medicare Open Enrollment Reminder, This Week in History: History of Veterans Day.
October 8, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is awarding six grants totaling nearly $1.9 million dollars to fuel retailers in Minnesota through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Grants will be used to expand sales of ethanol and biodiesel by investing in compatible fuel dispensers and storage tanks at local fueling stations. USDA utilized funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to deliver HBIIP.

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October 6, 2020 Newsletter
New Post Office for Frazee, Chairman’s Corner, Landowner Easement Rights Act, Service Academy Night, Minnesota Military & Veteran Exchange, Celebrating the Retirement of Wilfred Roos, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Minnesota Board on Aging Grant Funds, Winter Farmers’ Market Cost-Share Program, Manufacturing Week, VA Digitization of Archived Vietnam-era Deck Logs, EIP Deadline Reminder, Congressional App Challenge, This Week in History: Indigenous People’s Day.
September 24, 2020 Press Release

(Washington D.C.) Today the House of Representative passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, that includes the provisions of Congressman Collin C. Peterson’s Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.


Since 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved 85 small refinery exemptions, reducing demand for renewable fuels like corn ethanol and biodiesel by roughly 4 billion gallons.


September 21, 2020 Newsletter
Representative Conaway Portrait Ceremony, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, HVAC Hearing on VA's Medical Supply Chain, HVAC Full Committee Markup, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Haying and Grazing on Prevent Plant Acres, National Farmers Union Virtual Fly-In, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Polk County Annual Farmers Union Meeting, EPA Denies Dozens of Retroactive Refinery Waivers, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Congressional App Challenge, National Small Business Week, Extended Deadline: IRS Dependent EIP, VA Natural Disasters Debt Relief, This Week in History: Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication, Views from the 7th: Fall photos from Erskine, MN.
September 21, 2020 Newsletter
Legislator of the Year Award, HVAC Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing, 20th Anniversary Wheelchair Ride Across Minnesota, Green Plains Ethanol in Fergus Falls, AURI Renewable Energy Roundtable, Advocating for Red Lake Nation Fisheries, Optometry Day, Rural Finance Authority Low-Interest Rate Loans, IRS Non-filers EIP, VA Influenza Immunization Clinic, This Week in History: Henry Charles Boucha (WARROAD) Hockey Hall of Fame.
September 15, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the text of legislation containing the provisions of Congressman Collin Peterson’s Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. The House is expected to consider H.R. 4447 the week of September 21st.


September 14, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Collin Peterson issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to deny dozens of pending petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):


August 25, 2020 Newsletter
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, The PRINT Act, Line 3 Pipeline Appealed, Congressional App Challenge, Beware of COVID-19 Phishing, Economic Impact Payments for Dependents, Community Development Block Grant Feedback, Western Minnesotan Named Marine of the Year, Fargo New Veteran Orientation, FEMA Grant Opportunities, Highway Use Tax Return Deadline, Individual Tax ID Number Renewal, This Week in History: Coya Knutson.
August 25, 2020 Newsletter
Minnesota Honey Producers Association, Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Implementing USMCA Dairy Provisions, USDA Farmer Survey, IRS Delegation Letter, H.R. 7388 the RLF Act, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, New Long-Term Care Facility Guidance, Community Testing: McLeod County, Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Update, Lyon County Celebrates Sesquicentennial, Keep your back-to-school shopping receipts, U.S. Census: Be Counted, WE Fest, Views from the 7th: Cardinal.