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May 13, 2019 Newsletter
Constituent Services, Chairman’s Corner (Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Hearing, Compeer Financial, CoBank), House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools in D.C., Willmar Friends Appointed to Service Academies, Congressional Art Competition Winner, Stearns County Attorney, Transportation and Infrastructure Meetings, U.S. Bank, Institute for Portfolio Alternatives, National Association of Addiction Treatment, Minnesota Lymphedema Advocacy Group, Federal Disaster Assistance, Highway 2 West Manufacturers Association Meeting, Small Business Administration Association Meeting, Minnesota Association of County Office Employees Convention, Library of Congress Books Presented to Ortonville Public Library, Focus on the Debt (Disaster Funds), Minneapolis Passport Agency Anniversary Event, Up to $2500 Match for STEM Interns, Protect Your Move.
May 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Pence (R-IN) introduced legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on the hard-working men and women of America’s robust agricultural community.

The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act of 2019 (H.R. 2460), directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to examine Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations to identify obstacles to the safe, humane, and market-efficient transport of livestock and other perishable agricultural commodities.

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:

March 25, 2019 Newsletter
Meeting with Customs and Border Protection, Chairman’s Corner (Minnesota Soybean Growers Association), Town Hall Meetings in Alexandria.
March 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends, This week, the Administration released the budget they would like to see passed for fiscal year 2020, which calls for deep cuts to a number of programs important to rural America, including crop insurance, rural water, and housing programs.
March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) have reintroduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to relieve certain sectors of the trucking industry from the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will exempt businesses which operate ten or fewer commercial trucks from the requirements of the ELD mandate, and the Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will exempt agricultural businesses.

March 11, 2019 Newsletter
Letter to EPA on Wood Heaters, Letter to Education Secretary DeVos on Argosy University Closures, Detroit Lakes Veterans Town Hall, Meeting with Veterans in Willmar and Hutchinson, Chairman’s Corner (Bob Fox, Barnes-Aastad, Midwest Dairy, Jim Fisher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Extension, Tri-Societies, National Sunflower Association), Students United, Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars, Minnesota National Guard, 340B Health, TSC Advocates, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Medical Association, SHAPE America, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund of Minnesota, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Minnesota Humanities Center, Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership & the Minnesota Council on Foundations, Virtual Dementia Tour, Winter in Minnesota, Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act, Ensuring Lasting Smiles 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 2, 2019 Newsletter
Farm Bill Signed into Law, KASM Focus on Farming Panel in Albany, ELD Mandate for Livestock Haulers, International Call Fraud Update from Arvig, USDA Announces Second Round of Trade Aid Payments.

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