Press Releases

Sep 20, 2010

Peterson Co-Sponsors Bill to Correct and Streamline New GI Bill

Issues: Education, Veterans

Congressman Collin Peterson announced his support and co-sponsorship for Congressman Walt Minnick’s Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 (H.R. 5933).

Sep 9, 2010

Minnesota Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Status

Issues: Education

Six schools in Minnesota were designated as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students.

Jul 21, 2010

Peterson praises Wall Street reform law

The bill will help hold Wall Street accountable, end taxpayer funded bailouts, and restore confidence in our financial system. Congressman Peterson voted for the Wall Street Reform bill when it passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 2, 2010

Klobuchar, Franken, Oberstar, Peterson, Walz Announce Presidential Declaration For Minnesota Counties

After sending a letter to President Obama calling for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for seven Minnesota counties that suffered severe storm damage, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Jim Oberstar, Collin Peterson and Tim Walz announced today the President has responded and declared a major disaster for Faribault, Freeborn, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Polk, Steele, and Wadena Counties.

Jul 1, 2010

Peterson pays tribute to Korean War Veterans on 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Issues: Veterans

“As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. I would like to pay tribute to the veterans who have served in this war,” Peterson said.

Jun 30, 2010

Peterson applauds Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. Chicago

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in McDonald v. Chicago where it ruled that it is unconstitutional for state and local governments to restrict individual gun rights.

Jun 21, 2010

Rasmusson to serve as Page for U.S. House

Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) announced the appointment of Jordan Rasmusson, senior at Fergus Falls High School , to serve as a Page in the United States House of Representatives for the 2010 summer term.

Feb 26, 2010

Peterson introduces "Disapproval Resolution" in the House

Issues: Energy

Congressman Collin Peterson, House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) have introduced a Joint Resolution to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “endangerment finding”.

Feb 2, 2010

Peterson sponsors legislation to restrict the EPA

Issues: Energy

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson joined House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in introducing legislation to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, and to stop the EPA from harming the renewable fuels industry.