Press Releases

May 1, 2014

Get weekly updates from Congressman Collin Peterson

Congressman Collin Peterson wants to share an opportunity for you to stay up to date on his work in Washington, D.C .and in Minnesota. Peterson, who represents 38 counties in western Minnesota, provides a weekly newsletter for his constituents with updates on meetings and events happening in Washington, D.C. and at home.

Mar 14, 2014

Peterson awarded Spirit of Enterprise from U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Collin Peterson with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies during the first session of the 113th Congress.

Mar 5, 2014

Army Corps to Fund Completion of Roseau Flood Project This Year

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), said today that the Army Corps of Engineers plans to fund the completion of the Roseau flood control project in 2014, a long-awaited action that will help prevent a repeat of the devastating flood that destroyed homes, businesses, and public structures across the city in 2002.

Mar 4, 2014

Peterson seeking submissions for Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

Feb 10, 2014

Peterson and Smith find broad bipartisan support for propane letter

Issues: Energy

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today sent a letter to President Obama asking for immediate action to address the national propane shortage. More than 70 Members of Congress, including all the members of the Minnesota congressional delegation joined the Peterson-Smith effort by cosigning the bipartisan letter.

Feb 5, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage

Issues: Energy

In response to a letter sent by the lawmakers last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it was extending the State Emergency Declaration hours-of-service exemption to March 1st in the Midwest region. The exemption will give propane suppliers the ability to safely transport propane via roadways from areas with a larger supply to regions affected by the shortage like Minnesota. More than 200,000 households in Minnesota rely on propane as their main source of heat.

Feb 3, 2014

Finally, a Farm Bill

After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2014 Farm Bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on January 29.

Jan 31, 2014

Members of Congress from SD, MN, and IA Work to Secure Additional Resources for Lewis and Clark

U.S. Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD), John Thune (R-SD), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Tim Walz (D-MN), and Steve King (R-IA) today wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation asking the administration to give all due consideration to providing additional resources to advance construction on the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System.

Jan 27, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers, Governor Dayton Call for Immediate Action to Address Critical Propane Shortage

Issues: Energy

In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers and Governor urged the Administration to knock down regulatory barriers and take additional steps to alleviate the shortage and provide relief to families and agriculture producers.

Jan 15, 2014

Peterson Meets with EPA Administrator on RFS

Issues: Energy

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today hosted a meeting with members of Congress and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express their disappointment in EPA’s proposed volume numbers for 2014. The EPA has proposed significant reductions to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).