Press Releases

Jan 5, 2011

112th United States Congress Takes Office

The First Session of the 112th Congress commences January 5th, 2011.

Oct 8, 2010

Peterson Continues To Defend Second Amendment Rights

Issues: Foreign Affairs

Congressman Collin Peterson took action again last week to protect Second Amendment rights by opposing a U.S. Department of State decision to prohibit the importation of guns sought by gun collectors.

Sep 30, 2010

Hutchinson Senior Care Awarded Funds For Senior Nursing Facility

Hutchinson Senior Care Services was awarded USDA Rural Development funds to construct a senior nursing facility.

Sep 28, 2010

Peterson Announces Grants For Flood Damage

Congressman Peterson announced that Sibley County is to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grants for flood damage this past spring.

Sep 28, 2010

Peterson Co-Sponsors Bill To Reduce Red Tape For Business

Issues: Health

Congressman Peterson announced his support and co-sponsorship for H.R. 5141, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act. This will eliminate Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which puts unnecessarily burdensome rules upon small businesses.

Sep 27, 2010

Peterson Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has awarded Congressman Collin C. Peterson the 2010 Guardian of Small Business Award. This award is given to Members of Congress that have a strong small business voting record.

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.