Hagedorn Urges SBA to Declare an Emergency in Dodge County

July 31, 2019
Press Release

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.

“It is important that our communities are able to come back stronger than before, despite the setbacks caused by severe weather,” said Hagedorn. “I am glad to join Gov. Walz in calling for a SBA emergency declaration in Dodge County to ensure that those affected are able to bounce back.”

As a member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Hagedorn recognizes the importance of main street businesses and how SBA assistance can help local communities during tough times.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.