Hagedorn Votes Against Democrats’ Partisan “Infrastructure” Bill

July 1, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today voted against H.R. 2 – a partisan infrastructure package that prioritizes pie in the sky ideas from the Green New Deal over the interests and economic opportunity of rural America. The bill passed by a vote of 233-188.

"No Member of Congress is more supportive of a transportation and infrastructure bill to fix America’s roads and bridges, maintain our waterways, airports, railways and ports, expand broadband to rural areas, and, in general, rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

"The bill put forth by the Democrats is a partisan sham that stands no chance of becoming law. This legislation is bloated with liberal wish list items that fail to address America’s most pressing infrastructure issues and are simply untenable for our rural communities and the livelihoods of residents. The partisan Democrat tactics once again show that Speaker Pelosi and the House majority would rather play politics than work with President Trump, the U.S. Senate and House Republicans to craft meaningful solutions to move our country in the right direction,” said Hagedorn.

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.