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November 24, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), and James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to House Leadership and the Appropriations Committee requesti

November 20, 2020 Newsletter
Thank You Veterans, Line 3 Replacement Project Update, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, American Education Week, Hemp Growing in Minnesota, EIP Deadline Reminder, MNsure & Medicare Open Enrollment, This Week in History: The Founding of Hutchinson, Minnesota.
November 18, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Representative Collin Peterson today jointed U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN 2), and Betty McCollum (D-MN 4) in calling on the leaders of four federal agencies to streamline hemp rules.

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.
November 12, 2020 Press Release

(Detroit Lakes, Minn.) - Today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted the remaining eight of 10 required permits, licenses and approvals for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The DNR made decisions granting two prior approvals on Oct.

November 4, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Collin Peterson issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2020 election: 

November 2, 2020 Newsletter
Pennington County's New Justice Center, AMAC Town Hall Meeting, Gray Wolf Recovery in Minnesota, Ag Innovation Campus groundbreaking at Crookston, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Five Tips for MN Businesses: SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness, IRS Dependent EIP Reminder, MNsure Open Enrollment, Library of Congress: Through a Glass Darkly, This Week in History: Election Day History, Views from the 7th.
October 29, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule returning the management of gray wolf populations to the States. This final rule delists the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act, giving state governments the authority to manage gray wolf populations and prevent livestock losses in accordance with state law.

 

October 26, 2020 Newsletter
American Bikers for Awareness, Training, & Education Legislator of the Year; Chairman’s Corner: COVID Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers, Working with Local Governments to Address Issues with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Looking Forward with AURI; Legislative Update: H.R. 7777 Paycheck Protection; Redwood County Board of Commissioners; Valley Senior Services: Not-for-Profit of the Year; National Co-op Month; COVID-19 Updates & Resources; MNsure Open Enrollment; Medicare Open Enrollment; National EIP Registration Day; FEMA 10 Tips for CyberSafety; This Week in History: Statue of Liberty Dedication; Views from the 7th.
October 19, 2020 Newsletter
Redwood County Cemetery, Chairman’s Corner: Trade Discussion with United Kingdom Officials & Fish and Wildlife Service Compensation to Local Governments, Multi-County Farmers Union Meeting, Stepping up in the Seventh, Legislative Update: Emergency Legislation for Social Security COLA Increase, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Halloween Safety in the Seventh, SBA PPP Forgiveness, Department of Commerce SPRINT Challenge, This Week in History: Northern Boundary Line/Treaty of 1818

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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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