Hagedorn, Emmer, Stauber voted yes for broadband in motion that didn’t pass

Mankato Free Press recently tracked how Minnesota’s members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Jan. 11. One of the topics that came up was broadband…

Funding boost for rural broadband

Voting 197 for and 229 against, the House on Jan. 10 defeated a Republican motion that sought to increase funding in HR 265 (above) for rural-broadband programs by $125 million, to a total of $565 million. The Department of Agriculture program provides communities and individuals in rural areas with grants and low-cost loans for obtaining high-speed Internet connectivity.

A yes vote was to increase the bill’s rural-broadband budget by nearly 30 percent.

Minnesota

Voting yes: Hagedorn, Emmer, Stauber

Voting no: Craig, Phillips, McCollum, Omar, Peterson

This entry was posted in MN, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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