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May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced the bipartisan Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019 that seeks to repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks that was created in 1917 to help pay for World War 1. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has increased to 12% today. The revenue generated through the FET tax goes into the Highway Trust Fund but is unreliable since truck sales are inconsistent year-to-year.

More information on FET and heavy-duty trucking:

April 15, 2019 Newsletter
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Minnesota Delegation Hot Dish Competition, Chairman’s Corner (Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Leadership Institute, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, 4-Hers from the District, North American Agricultural Journalists, White Earth Nation, Red Lake Nation, Karlstad and Red Lake Students, North American Building Trades Union, Explore Minnesota, Minnesota Addiction Professionals, Charps in Clearbrook, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, University of Minnesota LEND and The Arc, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association, Minnesota Ophthalmologists, Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, Americans for Homeopathy Choice, National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials, American Waterways Operators, E2 Visa Holders, Red Lake Electric Annual Meeting, Service Academy Night in Bemidji, Minnesota National Guard Quarterly Meeting, Save the Internet Act, 2017 Census of Agriculture.
April 9, 2019 Newsletter
Wood Heaters, Rural Utilities Service, Dairy Meeting with Senator Smith in Litchfield, Minnesota State Cattleman’s Association, Land O’Lakes Board Members, House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearings, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey, Marvin Windows and Doors, Department of Veterans Affairs Seal, Students from Hawley and New York Mills, 2019 State of the White Earth Nation, Minnesota Rural Education Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, Alzheimer’s Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, Child Care Aware, Water Environment Federation, Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Mortgage Bankers Association, Professional Insurance Agents of Minnesota, Network Lobby, American Association of Justice, Volunteer Driver Tax Appreciation Act, The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Discharge Petition, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, Gold Star Spouses Day.
April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Pete Stauber (R-MN) have introduced the Volunteer Driver Tax Act. 

“Many volunteer drivers are retirees or military veterans living on fixed incomes and are dropping out of these programs because they can’t afford to volunteer because of the low reimbursement rates” said Peterson. “This legislation will boost the outdated reimbursement rate for our charitable drivers and ensures that our seniors have the resource they need to live their lives.”

March 4, 2019 Newsletter
IRS publishes Notice Providing Relief for Farmers Filling Deadline after Peterson Letter, Agriculture Committee Hearing with Secretary Perdue, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary Wilkie, Chairman’s Corner (Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Association, Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, Minnesota Farmers Union, American Coalition for Ethanol, Minnesota School Nutrition Association, Hormel Foods), National Indian Gaming Association, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, AIPAC, East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fraternal Order of Police, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA), Minnesota Biofuels Association, Kittson County Natural Resource Conservation Service, Opportunity Zones Workshop, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, The Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act.
February 25, 2019 Newsletter
Melrose Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Tom Emmer, Warrior Boats, Todd County Commissioners, University of Minnesota Crookston Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause, Red River Watershed Management Board, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum, Letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Rettig on March 1st Filing Deadline for Farmers, Rural Hospital Frontier Fairness Act, AARP Foundation Tax Aide Assistance Locations in Minnesota, NCAA Final Four.
February 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends, This week, Congress enacted legislation to fund the remaining government agencies through September 30, 2019. This legislation provides certainty to the federal employees, farmers, businesses, and many others that depend on the government to deliver essential services.
January 14, 2019 Newsletter
Bipartisan Minnesota Delegation Lunch, British Ambassador and HM Trade Commissioner, U.S. Coast Guard, United Way, Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Application Deadline Extended Due to Government Shutdown, Six Months of Chinese Retaliatory Tariffs, Agriculture-Rural Development-Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services and General Government, Department of Interior.
November 13, 2018 Newsletter
Meeting with Veterans in 2018, Blue Ribbon School Awards, Livestock Hauling Petition, Farm to Table Dinner in Crookston, Grow Our Own Summit in Marshall, UMC Campus Advisory and Advancement Board Meeting, Retirement Plan and IRA Contribution Limits Increase for 2019.
September 25, 2018 Newsletter
Fergus Falls Veterans Home, Minnesota Society of CPAs, Public/Private Partnership for Education in Willmar, Simply Shrimp, Talking Farm Bill with Mike Adams, Farmers Market Coalition, Red Bull Infantry Deployment Ceremony, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, Universal Service Fund, Germany/Minnesota Energy Exchange, Saint Cloud VA Joins Yellow Ribbon Company Network, National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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