Hagedorn Statement on Preston Veterans Home Receiving VA Priority Funding

March 30, 2021
Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) $590 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Priority List, which includes a “top priority” rating for nearly $21 million to fund a State Veterans Home in Preston, MN:

“Since taking office on day one, securing the necessary funds to build a State Veterans Home in Preston has been among my top priorities. This new facility will be critical to helping elderly veterans and their families in southeastern Minnesota obtain the day-to-day care they deserve. I’m grateful to all my colleagues at the federal and state levels who worked to secure this funding. I’d like to extend a special thank you to Governor Walz for his efforts while he was in Congress, State Senator Jeremy Miller, State Representative Greg Davids, the Minnesota VA, as well as the Fillmore County and Preston city officials and community of veterans for going above and beyond to push for, stress the importance of and ultimately secure this long overdue project.”

According to the VA, the first 47 projects on the Priority List will receive federal funding. With the Preston Home being listed in the 46th slot, the needed federal funds have been approved for its completion. Click here to view the entire Priority List.

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.