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November 12, 2019 Newsletter
Minnesota Delegation Requests Aid for Farmers Struggling with Flooding, Town Hall Meeting in Crookston, Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtable, American Crystal Sugar Board Meeting, Agriculture Town Hall, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Kidney Community Advocates, Good Samaritan Society, Department of VA in the District, Roots of the Red River Valley, Veterans’ Day is a Call to Action, EPA Seeks Nominations for Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and First American Legion in Minneapolis.
September 30, 2019 Newsletter
Dairy Margin Coverage, Upcoming Service Academy Nights, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert, Tyson Fresh Meats, Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Robert Lighthizer, MN National Guard, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, Bill Introduction: Delisting Gray Wolves, MN Rural Electric Association, American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section, Lakes Region EMS/American Ambulance Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Polaris, Blue Ribbon Schools, League of Minnesota Cities Regional Meeting in Perham, Vibrant Broadband, MN Department of Veterans Affairs, Gold Star Mother’s Day, Kittson County Farms Union Annual Meeting, Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act, Ag Week Interview, and Congressional Biofuels Caucus Letter.
September 30, 2019 Newsletter
Upcoming Service Academy Nights, Joint Subcommittee Hearing on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Continuing Resolution, Farm Credit Administration, House Veterans Affairs Committee, National Association of FSA County Office Employees, Federal Reserve Presidents, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, USDA, Minnesota Corn Growers, Establishing the 4-H Caucus, Congressional Biofuels Caucus Letter, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health, MNsure, Bill Adams, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, Service Academy Nights, Fourtown Gygla Sportsmen’s Club, Museum Day, Legislative Update on the Continuing Resolution, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, Concordia Alum nominated for Emmy, and FEMA Congressional Advisory.
September 3, 2019 Newsletter
Addressing Questions about Market Facilitation Program, Rural Stress Network, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Lakes Office House, Randy Kempfer, Dan Rea, Glenwood State Bank, UTU Railroad Employees, New Horizon Farms, AARP, American Crystal Sugar Plant, Northern Woodwork, Batch Block Opera House in Staples, and the American Farm Bureau Federation.
September 3, 2019 Newsletter
Marshall Head Start Facility, Bridge Demolition Project, Camp Ripley and Arden Hills, Wind Turbine Blade in Thief River Falls, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Minnesota Associations of Townships District 13 Meeting, National Park Service: Pipestone, Humane Society, Exploring Federal Government Contracts Workshop, Ponsford Navy Leader Honored in Becker County, Market Facilitation Program Update, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, and Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview.
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.

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