Press Releases

Sep 6, 2012

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Urge Bureau of Reclamation to Give More Weight to Economic Impact When Prioritizing Funding for Water Projects Like Lewis and Clark

MN Delegation and others higlight critical economic impact of Lewis and Clark Regional Water System

Jul 31, 2012

New USDA Actions to Help Minnesota's Livestock Producers Cope with Drought

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce New USDA Actions to Help Minnesota’s Livestock Producers Cope With Drought

Jul 6, 2012

Disaster Declaration for Flooded Areas in MN

At the urging of Rep. Peterson and other members of the MN Delegation, the White House has issued a Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Communities devastated by flooding

Jun 20, 2012

Peterson Statement on Chippewa Tribe Settlement

Floor Statement: Rep. Collin Peterson regarding H.R. 1272, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Disteribution Act

Jun 4, 2012

Alert: Refund Scheme - Military Disability Compensation

Issues: Veterans

Phony refund schemes related to military disability compensation

May 22, 2012

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Critical Trade Office Will Stay Open to Assist Local Minnesota Exporters

Klobuchar, Franken and Peterson pushed to keep open the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Office in Kazakhstan; closing the office would have hurt local Minnesota businesses that export their products to the country.

May 17, 2012

Peterson will host series of farm bill update meetings

Rep. Collin Peterson will be hosting a series of farm meetings next week throughout western Minnesota. Peterson will provide an update on the Farm Bill reauthorization process.

Apr 27, 2012

Peterson applauds DOL decision to withdraw child farm labor rule

"This proposed rule didn't make a lot of sense and seemed to be put together by people who don't understand agriculture," Peterson said.

Apr 5, 2012

USDA will help fund new critical access hospital in Warren

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of $13.5 million for construction of a new critical access hospital in Warren.

Apr 4, 2012

Peterson asks House leadership to consider rural-friendly USPS reforms

"We understand the devastating impact that a post office closure can have on a small community," Peterson said. "It doesn't make a lot of sense to shut down rural post offices without first considering a new business model that incorporates many other reforms."