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March 30, 2021 Press Release

Op-ed: Every month is cancer awareness month

By Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01)

February 18, 2021 Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants for Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Open Door Health Center in Mankato. The grants are worth a combined $3.2 million and will help fund cancer treatment research and a health center cluster program, respectively.

September 4, 2020 Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in support of the U.S.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Collin Peterson (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, urging the Administration to provide flexibility for state Medicaid programs and Basic Health Programs at the end of the coronavirus pandemic. 

August 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today joined 24 fellow House Republicans in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that schools be allowed flexibility in the implementation of the child nutrition program, in order to help ensure that the schools are able to effectively feed all of their students under these trying times and circumstances.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in support of the four bold executive orders signed by President Trump last week. The orders are designed to lower prescription drug prices. Hagedorn also addressed the inclusion of “One Pill, One Price,” a proposal he has long championed to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in support of the Mayo Clinic Health System and the Minneapolis VA Health Care System reaching an agreement for joint participation in the community care program enacted under the MISSION Act:

July 17, 2020 Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Today, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) was virtually presented the 2020 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). In the letter informing Rep. Hagedorn that he received the award, PFCD thanked the congressman for his commitment to Medicare coverage and for protecting those with chronic conditions in Minnesota.

August 19, 2019 Press Release

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Today, U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) and Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) visited Mayo Clinic, named for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report as our nation’s top hospital.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) supports bipartisan efforts to lower prescription drug costs for all Americans. 

Hagedorn supports H.R. 965, introduced by Democrat Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01), to push lower-cost generic drugs to market. In effect, the legislation would penalize branded drug makers that withhold samples from generic manufacturers.