Press Releases

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


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

March 19, 2020 Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Today, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) hosted a conference call with Veteran Service Officers (VSO) from across southern Minnesota, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

March 17, 2020 Press Release
Letter urges Minnesotans to follow recommendations from the CDC and work with local officials to keep our state healthy and safe

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Collin Peterson (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) wrote an open letter to the people of Minnesota concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today voted in favor of H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” a bipartisan solution to provide free coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and enhanced employment and health benefits as the nation responds to this pandemic.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) issued the following statement today concerning the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) award of nearly $14.5 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program grants for the Ellis & Eastern Company railroad, a shortline railroad that services southwestern Minnesota and southeastern South Dakota: