I pledge to work tirelessly to sustain our southern Minnesota way of life. We know strong families lead to strong communities and a strong nation.
I support efforts to help law enforcement address illegal drugs on our streets. I also support efforts to address opioid misuse in rural communities. In 2016, there were nearly 400 opioid-related deaths in Minnesota. This epidemic crushes families and communities with every life lost. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s working group to improve coordination between federal agencies and rural partners to address the opioid crisis.
Also, through the House Agriculture Committee, I’m working to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, program. We believe our communities do best when people move from government dependency to self-sufficiency.
Defending our God-given rights, including the right to life, is a top priority for me. We must protect innocent, vulnerable life, especially unborn children, disabled individuals, the elderly and those with special needs. I support legislation to uphold the sanctity of life, from protecting taxpayers from paying for abortions, to ensuring children born alive after an abortion attempt receive timely medical care.
Minnesotans care deeply about their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I support the Second Amendment so that Americans can protect themselves and their families. I also support the long-time tradition of hunting that is a favored pastime in southern Minnesota. Often this sport is enjoyed and encouraged from one generation to the next. Congress should make no law that infringes on our constitutional rights.
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MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Actions related to gun control:
MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement regarding President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and congressional Democrats’ radical proposals to dismantle the Second Amendment and deny law-abiding Americans the right to own firearms:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today voted against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, attempts by Democrats to infringe upon Americans’ Second Amendment rights, punish law-abiding gun owners, take steps toward a national gun registry and implement restrictive measures that will make obtaining a firearm for the purposes of self-defense more difficult. Both bills passed the House by narrow margins.
Rep. Hagedorn issued the following statement at the conclusion of the votes:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today voted against H.R. 5 – an attempt by House Democrats to violate religious liberty and undermine equal protection for women. Following the vote, Rep. Hagedorn issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) and Tom Emmer (MN-06) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate Judge David R. Stras to fill any future vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Stras currently serves as Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit after being nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2018. Previously, he was an Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.