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May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statement in response to a deal announced today to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Rick Crawford (R-AR) introduced legislation to honor the 75th anniversary of the REALTORS Land Institute. The RLI, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, is a trade association specializing in land brokerage, including farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, vineyards, orchards, and other undeveloped lands.

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 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s latest tariff increases:

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May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Collin C. Peterson is pleased to announce the winner of the Congressional Art Competition from Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) released the following statement following Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Glyndon, Minnesota:

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) released the following statement on Vice President Pence’s visit to Glyndon, to push the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- This week, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced the bipartisan Office of Rural Telecommunications Act to establish an “Office of Rural Telecommunications” at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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.

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May 6, 2019 Newsletter
Constituent Services, Chairman’s Corner (CODEL Highlights, State of Dairy Subcommittee Hearing, State of the CFTC Subcommittee Hearing, HVAC Veterans Suicide Hearing, HVAC Subcommittee on Health Hearing, Lake Region Healthcare, Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota United Snowmobile Association, Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition, We Are Golf, National Electrical Contractors Association, National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology, Kelsey Melgaard, Fargo VA Quarterly Veteran Service Officer Meeting, Civil Servant of the Year, VA Research Day, RiverView Health in Crookston, Northwest Private Industry Council, Service Academy Night, Focus on the Debt (Pell Grants), Legislative Update, Energy Grant Opportunities, MinnRoast 2019.

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In The News

October 29, 2014 In The News
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member company Polaris in Roseau, Minnesota.
February 21, 2014 In The News
NORTH MANKATO — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said the long struggle to get a new farm bill, which started with hearings in 2010 and just recently passed, was due largely to the political harshness in the House but also because more and more misperceptions exist about rural America.
February 3, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House today passed a new farm bill, legislation that a Minnesota congressman played a central role in writing. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who represents Minnesota's 7th District, said it was the most difficult farm bill he's ever worked on. The Senate is expected to pass the farm bill next week, and President Barack Obama has said he'll sign it.
December 10, 2013 In The News
Twelve-term Democrat Peterson, who is arguably the most knowledgeable member of Congress when it comes to farm bills and farm policy, is a member of the House-Senate conference committee that is trying to cobble together a compromise bill that will secure enough votes from the House and Senate to pass. It’s a challenge, to say the least.
September 19, 2013 In The News
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee and its former chairman, may be one of the most underestimated people ever to lead a congressional panel.
July 29, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, joined U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, at a farm bill forum Saturday at the Johnson County ISU Extension Office.
July 29, 2013 In The News
The House Republican leadership is still considering the possibility of bringing a food stamp bill to the floor. The nutrition title was split from the farm bill and remains a question mark. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson calls this process a waste of time.
July 17, 2013 In The News
The House moved its farm bill one step closer to conference with the Senate Tuesday, when it made a procedural move that formally sent the legislation without food stamp provisions over to the Senate.
June 19, 2013 In The News
General farm bill debate opened Tuesday afternoon, and Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) had envisioned beginning amendments as early as 10 a.m. Wednesday and working well into the night. He knew he faced a 3 p.m. deadline Thursday, the time at which House members had been promised they can leave for the weekend. But Lucas and his ranking Democrat, Minnesota Rep.
April 9, 2013 In The News
WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees would like to move versions of the farm bill this spring, but separate discussions Tuesday highlighted the same sticking points still remain over commodity and nutrition programs.

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