Press Releases

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.

Jun 27, 2014

Reps. Peterson and Kinzinger lead bipartisan letter with 50 House Members asking for biodiesel boost

Issues: Energy

Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) led a letter with 50 House Members to President Obama expressing concern over reports that the Administration is considering issuing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) of 1.28 billion gallons for biodiesel, which would effectively cut the industry’s production by at least one-third from last year’s demonstrated volume.

Jun 12, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System

During the meeting, the lawmakers and Governor Dayton highlighted the need for the Administration to make good on its commitment and provide the funding necessary to connect Minnesota communities in need of water

Jun 11, 2014

Peterson's request for DOT livestock transportation exemption granted

Issues: Transportation

Congressman Collin C. Peterson announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a one-year exemption to drivers transporting livestock and poultry from the 30-minute break requirement during the first eight hours of a shift. This requirement is part of the current Hours-of-Service (HoS) rules for truck drivers. Peterson had recently asked DOT Secretary Foxx to consider such an exemption for animal welfare.

Jun 4, 2014

Peterson applauds USDA CRP and beginning farmer announcement

"This announcement is good news in that the one-year extension will allow producers at the end of their contract a chance to get in the general signup next year if they want to. And with an aging farm population, the TIP Program will help to expand opportunities for beginning, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers looking to get started in agriculture."