Our stellar economy has Americans back to work and optimistic about the future. I am fighting to keep the U.S. economy growing with high-wage jobs by reforming the federal government in the areas of regulations, taxes, health care, welfare and energy.
I am working with my colleagues and the administration to utilize my appointments on the House Agriculture and Small Business Committees to sustain agriculture, Main Street enterprises and our southern Minnesota way of life.
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) sent a letter affirming Minn. Governor Tim Walz’ request for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare an emergency in Dodge County in connection to the severe storms and flooding from June 27 to July 7, 2019. This declaration would provide access to low interest disaster assistance loans to local home and business owners who suffered uninsured property losses.
WASHINGTON – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s (MN-01) amendment, #178 to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment helps small businesses by directing federal agencies to pay small contractors faster, easing the financial burden and added costs of unpredictable payments.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) wrote U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to voice his support for the U.S. Highway 14 Four-Lane Expansion Project near New Ulm, Minn. Hagedorn wrote:
“I write to urge strong consideration for the U.S. Highway 14 Four-Lane Expansion Project application. I represent the project area and can personally attest to the necessity of this project.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) recently recognized Maud Borup by visiting its Le Center manufacturing facility and by giving a speech on the House Floor.
Maud Borup is a 112-year-old wholesale confections company that specializes in gourmet candy, baking kits, food gifts and more. Started as a woman-owned, brick and mortar candy shop in St. Paul, Minn. before women had the right to vote, today it’s a wholesale company. Ninety-six percent of its more than 100 employees are women.
WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) sent a letter today to President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging expeditious passage for the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), a trade pact that will expand Minnesota’s economy.
SCANDIA, Minn. – Today Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) promoted the need for reliable broadband in rural areas to help small businesses and sustain rural America. A member of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, Hagedorn attended a field hearing in Scandia, Minn. titled, “Small Businesses and their Limitations without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband.”
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) testified on the erosion of markets for U.S. quartz surface products and the impacts on hardworking Americans caused by the dumping of subsidized Chinese imports.
The International Trade Commission held a final injury hearing on Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty for imported quartz surface products to examine unfair trade practices.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Small Business heard testimony from small businessman, Robert Hoffman, of Albert Lea, Minn. Hoffman took part in the hearing titled, “Honoring the Nation’s Small Business Heroes.”
MANKATO, Minn. – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), who serves on the House Committee on Small Business, released the following statement for Small Business Week, May 5 - May 11:
“During Small Business Week, we reflect on the substantial contributions small businesses make to our communities and our economy. Small businesses are the job-creating backbone of our economy.
NEW ULM, Minn. – This morning, Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) joined the Farmers for Free Trade Event at Hoffman Farm in New Ulm. The event highlighted how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will benefit Minnesota agriculture. The event is part of an 11-state, 3,500-mile RV tour Farmers for Free Trade is undertaking to promote the USMCA.