I'm running for Congress to build a Minnesota for all of us - where every family gets a fair shot at an outstanding education, the career training or retraining for a good job, and a chance at a better life. I know how lucky I've been. And I'd like to repay that debt by serving my community.

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  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
April 12, 2024 at 5:02 PM

Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban

Dear John,   I want to take a moment to write about what happened in Arizona this week. On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court revived a law from 1864 that completely bans abortion in that state except when required to save the life of the mother. This Civil War-era law also crimina…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
April 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM

$1 million for Dakota County law enforcement

Dear John,   It’s been a busy week here in the South Metro – and from visiting MASH in Savage to reading to kindergartners in Apple Valley to meeting with mayors from across Dakota County, it's been a great time! I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about an exciting event I …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
March 29, 2024 at 7:02 PM

Thank you, Chief Tate!

Dear John,   Well after another chaotic month in Washington, it was great to be back in Minnesota meeting with constituents and stakeholders all week! I wanted to thank each and every one of you who attended Monday’s town hall – my 63rd since taking office. My town hall is one of t…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
March 22, 2024 at 8:07 PM

My END FENTANYL Act just got signed into law

Dear John,   I hope you all had a great week! I’ve been calling on congressional leadership and the Biden Administration to take action on the fentanyl crisis for a long time now. On Monday, President Biden signed my bipartisan END FENTANYL Act into law. The signing of this bill me…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
March 15, 2024 at 4:57 PM

Holding public officials to the gold standard

Dear John,   Happy Friday! If you have watched the news recently, you may have seen reports concerning the federal bribery and corruption charges being brought against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. These reports have been particularly disturbing to me. Public officials should be…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
March 8, 2024 at 8:40 PM

What I heard from the President last night

Dear John,   It was State of the Union week here in DC and it was busy, busy, busy! My guest for the President’s address last night was Brian Peters, Executive Director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA). MPPOA represents over 10,000 rank-and-file law en…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 5:59 PM

Burnsville strong

Dear John,   On Wednesday of this week, the state came together to honor the lives and service of Burnsville Police Officers Matthew Ruge and Paul Elmstrand and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth. Over 10,000 Minnesotans showed up to remember Paul, Adam and Matthew and to support t…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 8:05 PM

Remembering Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth

Dear John,   My heart is heavy today. We are a community in mourning. We are grieving the tragic loss of Burnsville Police Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth and we are praying for the recovery of Police Sergeant Adam Medlicott. It’s h…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 4:59 PM

Tapping the energy potential here in the South Metro

Dear John,   I hope you all had a great week!   Our district is home to thousands of family farms. And I know that the cold months an make summer feel a long way away – but during warmer months, our district is 40% covered in corn and soybeans. We have a strong biofuel sector her…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 7:09 PM

We can’t play politics with our national security

Dear John,   Well, I certainly wish I could stop writing to you with the update that it was a chaotic week in DC. You know, I thought I’d seen it all – but this week took the cake. The only way anything gets done in DC is through compromise. And that’s how I think it should be. Our…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
February 2, 2024 at 5:32 PM

A tax cut for working families & securing our southern border

Dear John,   We were back in for another legislative session in DC this week – and a productive one at that! On Wednesday, we passed a bipartisan tax reform package that will cut taxes for families and small businesses. Our bill will expand the Child Tax Credit and the Low-Income Ho…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 10:23 PM

A tax cut for seniors & answers from USPS... finally

Dear John,   What a week to be back in Minnesota! Hope everyone got to enjoy the warm weather these past few days.   Social Security is a promise we made to the American people – that if you work hard and play by the rules, the dignity of a secure retirement will be within your r…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
January 19, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Calling for a statewide USPS investigation

Dear John,   Today wraps up our second week of session – and what a week it was!    Yesterday, the House passed the temporary bipartisan legislation we needed to keep the government open and funded. It was important that we took this step to avert a government shutdown – but we n…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 4:59 PM

We can’t keep kicking the can down the road on government funding

  Dear John,   Well, we finally got our snow in Minnesota this week – and I know we are slated to get a lot more in the next few days, so please stay safe! Just a few days ago, we heard the encouraging news that a topline budget agreement had been struck between House Speaker Mike…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
January 5, 2024 at 4:55 PM

A 2024 preview

Dear John,   Happy New Year! I hope you all were able to celebrate the start of 2024 with your friends and family. The start of a new year offers an opportunity to reflect anew on the work we still have ahead of us on behalf of working families across Minnesota. Congress kicks of…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
December 22, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Happy holidays, MN-02!

Dear John,   Well, we are officially in the last stretch of 2023 – and what a year it’s been!   2023 has been a year full of challenges, surprises and the unexpected – but I’m so grateful to count you all as partners in this important work to make Minnesota a better place to live…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 6:05 PM

How we keep Minnesotans safe

Dear John,   I hope you had a wonderful week! We wrapped up our last week of session here in DC for the year. As we finished our final legislative week in DC, I wanted to share a bit about two bills I’ve been focused on these past few weeks. As I’m sure is the case for many of you,…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
December 8, 2023 at 5:58 PM

The big 6-0

Dear John,   Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week.   I wanted to touch on one thing before I get started with my regular update. On Wednesday, the IRS announced that they will be taxing the rebate checks sent to Minnesotans earlier this year. This decision shocked me…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
December 1, 2023 at 6:15 PM

Thank you, Thomas and Jack

Dear John,   I think it’s safe to say that winter officially began in the South Metro earlier this week! I hope you’re gearing up for another Minnesota winter. I wanted to share a special moment from this week. On Wednesday, I had the honor of delivering the stories of two U.S. Army…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
November 24, 2023 at 5:22 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear John,   I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving offers a natural point of reflection – it’s a time to think about our greatest blessings in life. I always say Minnesota’s Second District is home to the best of the best – and…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 6:43 PM

Working together to keep the government open

Dear John,   This week, it felt like the United States House of Representatives was finally back to normal – or as normal as it could ever be. Committees were meeting, votes were happening. But when I got to Washington this week, I was worried. The bill we passed in late September …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 6:42 PM

Honoring Minnesota’s veterans in the way they deserve

Dear John,   This week was a tremendously challenging one in the House of Representatives. We were presented with two very difficult votes related to the Israel/Hamas war and related issues. I believe that elected officials have a responsibility to be transparent with their constit…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
November 3, 2023 at 6:59 PM

It’s time to act on the border

Dear John,   I want to start out my update this week with an important reminder: open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s 2024 health care coverage plans is open! That means if you get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace – you can now sign up for a n…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
October 27, 2023 at 9:09 PM

Gun safety reform – now

Dear John,   Today, my heart is heavy for those lives forever changed by Wednesday’s horrific shooting in Lewiston, Maine. No one should have to endure the level of heartbreak that has become all too commonplace across Maine and across the United States. It’s time that we stop legi…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
October 20, 2023 at 5:35 PM

The House needs to get back to work

Dear John,   I wish I were coming to you today with better news – but here we are: the House of Representatives has gone nearly three weeks without a Speaker of the House. Republicans are nowhere close to electing a new leader and the House is at a standstill. Right now, we should b…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 7:06 PM

Bipartisan support for Israel

Dear John,   Last night, I attended a vigil at the U.S. Capitol for the victims of a terrorist attack in Israel.     The depraved violence we’ve seen inflicted on innocent civilians in Israel over the past several days has been nothing short of horrifying. My wife is Jewish. Th…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 6:50 PM

What’s next for the House of Representatives? Bipartisanship, I hope

Dear John,   A lot has happened since we last spoke. On Saturday, the House passed a temporary bipartisan bill to keep the government up and running while we work on a budget. And on Tuesday, House Republicans called a vote to remove Kevin McCarthy from his role as Speaker of the H…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 6:24 PM

Two days to go

Dear John,   Today is September 29th. Tomorrow night at midnight, the government will shut down if Speaker McCarthy refuses to put a bipartisan bill on the Floor to fund the government. Like many of you, I am frustrated with the behavior of the House Republican Freedom Caucus and t…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
September 22, 2023 at 5:43 PM

Get it together, Kevin

Dear John,   I’m writing to you after an unbelievably frustrating and disappointing week in Congress. Right now, we are 8 days away from a federal government shutdown. Instead of acting like mature adults who have a responsibility to act in the interest of their constituents, MAGA …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 7:02 PM

How we get Minnesota law enforcement the tools they need

Dear John,   First and foremost, I wanted to wish a Happy Rosh Hashanah to all those celebrating! I hope each of you can take the time to celebrate the new year with your friends and family.   On a different note, some of you may have heard news about a potential federal government …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 6:37 PM

Meetings, town halls and groundbreakings – oh my!

Dear John,   Today marks the end of the summer district work period for Congress. Next week, I am headed back to Washington for votes. What a week this past one has been! These past few days have been full of groundbreakings, meetings and tours. We also had some pretty cool happeni…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 8:47 PM

Honoring International Overdose Awareness Day

Dear John,   With the end of the State Fair in sight and Labor Day right around the corner, we’re wrapping up summer here in the Second District. It’s been a busy one – but I’m grateful to have spent so much time in district, meeting with and hearing from so many of you. Thursday w…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
August 25, 2023 at 6:52 PM

Our work to lower insulin costs continues

Dear John,   Happy, happy Friday – hope you all had a wonderful week! For this week’s newsletter, I wanted to give you an update on an effort I’ve been focused on for quite some time now: lowering the cost of insulin in the United States. Insulin is a drug millions of Americans rely…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
August 18, 2023 at 4:41 PM

Combating China’s role in America’s fentanyl crisis

Dear John,   As your representative, ensuring the safety and well-being of you and your family is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Right now, fulfilling that responsibility means taking urgent action to address the fentanyl poisoning crisis – a problem that is having a …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 5:29 PM

Town Hall #56 in the books!

Dear John,   There is no better time in Minnesota than August – so I hope you have all been able to enjoy some time outside with friends and family this week. The most important job of any elected official is to listen to their constituents, so they can pursue the policies and effo…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
August 4, 2023 at 4:24 PM

One of my favorite events of the year 🚜

Hi Neighbor,   What a week! I hope you’re all staying cool and enjoying the last few weeks of summer.   I got lots of time in the sun this week at one of my favorite events of the year – Farmfest! I was down in Redwood Falls on Wednesday to hear from farmers and producers about wha…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
July 28, 2023 at 5:24 PM

Let’s get the post office back on track

Dear John,   It’s been a hot one in the South Metro this week! It was just as hot in Washington! I hope you and your family have been able to stay safe and cool. I wanted to provide you with the latest update on my efforts to improve the mail service here in Minnesota. Earlier this …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
July 21, 2023 at 7:26 PM

My meetings with USPS today

Dear John,   I wanted to start out by thanking every single Minnesotan who took the time to submit a response to my USPS survey this week. More than 600 of you shared stories of lost medications and rent checks, unsustainable working conditions for letter carriers and a lack of res…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 8:34 PM

I want to hear about your experience with USPS

Dear John,   Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Every single Minnesotan should be able to send and receive their mail on time – and the fact that so many of you have been experiencing such persistent mail delivery delays is absolutely unacceptable. At the end of nex…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
July 7, 2023 at 9:08 PM

Investing in Minnesota public safety

Dear John,   I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful 4th of July! I spent mine at the Eagan and Apple Valley parades. It was great to see so many folks enjoying community – even if we did have to dodge the rain.   This week, I was traveling all over the district – and I can…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 9:26 PM

A busy week here in Minnesota!

Dear John,   This week, I kicked off my district work period with my June Town Hall. On Monday, I was joined by State Senator Judy Seeberger, along with advocates Michele Hein, Abdirahman Warsame and Tucker Robinson for a discussion on how we work together to address the fentanyl cr…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
June 23, 2023 at 9:37 PM

Working across the aisle to combat the opioid crisis

Dear John,   I hope you all had a great week! It was a bit of a hectic few days in DC – and I’m glad to be heading back to Minnesota today! I’m excited to report that on Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing on my bipartisan bill to expand ac…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 5:58 PM

Back to DC and back to votes!

Dear John,   I hope you have been able to stay safe and indoors as much as possible this week! Please make sure you and your families are taking the precautions needed to stay safe and healthy as our air quality improves. More resources on how to safely navigate poor air quality ca…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
June 9, 2023 at 7:49 PM

$1,000,000 & counting...

Dear John,   After last week’s events, I’m excited to be sharing a more normal update with you today! I’m a few days post-surgery, and I’m feeling much better. I got back to work virtually from Minnesota this week – and it was great to check in with leaders and community members acr…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 7:06 PM

An unexpected week

Dear John,   If you had asked me a few days ago what I’d be up to this week, I would have told you I had been called back to DC for a vote on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement to help avert a disastrous default on the debt. But you know what they say about the best of plans… On Monda…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
May 26, 2023 at 5:47 PM

Taking action to combat the fentanyl crisis

Dear John, On Monday, we will come together for Memorial Day – to honor the brave Americans who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedoms. I am keeping all our service members and military families in my thoughts. Thank you for all that you do in…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
May 19, 2023 at 5:31 PM

Honoring Minnesota’s law enforcement officers

Dear John,   Each May, we come together for National Police Week – a week to remember and honor the officers we’ve lost and to thank all those working bravely each day to keep us safe. Most of us will never be able to truly understand the level of sacrifice and dedication exemplifi…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
May 12, 2023 at 6:23 PM

What our apprenticeship colleges need

Dear John,   Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I wanted to start out my update by telling you about an exciting bipartisan bill I introduced this week with fellow Minnesotans, Rep. Pete Stauber and Senator Tina Smith. I’m always looking to create good-paying careers …
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
May 5, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Supporting Second District small businesses

Dear John,   Happy National Small Business Week! This week, we celebrated all the small businesses and small business owners that work hard to keep our economy moving and make the Second District home. The small businesses in the Second District are the livelihoods, family traditio…
  Representative Angie Craig · [email protected]
April 28, 2023 at 8:04 PM

Four-year degrees not needed to succeed

Dear John,   I have some exciting news to share with you all! Today, I announced that a bachelor’s degree will no longer be required for any position in my congressional office. In my office, job applicants will be evaluated by their work ethic, work and life experience and abilit…