Press Releases

April 21, 2020 Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Today, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) issued the following statement in response to the JBS pork company’s announcement that it will be indefinitely closing its pork processing facility in Worthington:

"I remain extremely concerned for the health of packing plant employees, the livestock industry and our nation’s food supply.

April 18, 2020 Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Last night, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to provide $19 billion to America’s farmers and ranchers who have been impacted by COVID-19:

April 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) has requested U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider a new proposal to mitigate livestock market losses caused by the economic pause designed to minimize the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

April 10, 2020 Press Release

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in response to the Mayo Clinic’s decision to implement across the board pay decreases and furlough staff:

“The Mayo Clinic and our fine rural hospitals have made enormous sacrifices, financial and otherwise, to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

April 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), along with all of his Minnesota congressional delegation colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to approve the State of Minnesota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

April 2, 2020 Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today clarified who is eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was signed into law last week in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 relief package.

April 2, 2020 Press Release
Letter calls on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) which could negatively affect Minnesotans’ access to care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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April 1, 2020 Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), over the past several weeks, has been actively working with various U.S. embassies and the U.S. Department of State to help arrange travel back to the United States for southern Minnesotans who were traveling in countries that closed their borders amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Thus far, Rep.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) supported Phase 3 of the COVID-19 relief package, commonly referred to as the CARES Act, via voice vote. The bill passed with broad bipartisan support, and, prior to the vote, Congressman Hagedorn issued the following statement into the Congressional Record relating to the relief package and overall response to coronavirus:

March 24, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan letter calls for reestablishment of tax provision to help small businesses retain workers and prevent painful layoffs

Manchester, NH and Blue Earth, MN — Today, as bicameral negotiations continue on a third Coronavirus package, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) have continued to fight for small businesses and American workers by leading a bipartisan letter with 15 of their House colleagues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin

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