Press Releases

Jul 22, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding

Announcement comes after Minnesota’s entire congressional delegation urged the President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from significant flood damage.

Jul 21, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties

Last week, the USDA Farm Service Agency designated these counties as a natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and other organizations that suffered financial losses as a result of the heavy precipitation and flooding.

Jul 16, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area and Murray, Nobles and Pipestone Counties as contiguous disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible to be considered for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild from the extensive damage caused by heavy precipitation and flooding.

Jul 10, 2014

Minnesota Delegation Announces State Will Receive Over $4 Million in Federal Funds to Repair Roads Damaged by Devastating Flooding

Funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program will help reimburse Minnesota for road repairs and reconstruction in response to extensive flood damage across much of the state.

Jul 10, 2014

Minnesota Delegation Urges Administration to Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding

In a letter, the delegation urged the President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from significant flood damage

Jul 3, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Urge USDA to Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding

At an event in Minnesota, Klobuchar and Peterson received a commitment from Secretary Vilsack that USDA and the Farm Service Agency will do everything they can to provide any necessary resources and support.

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