For decades, Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District has been represented by a member of Congress serving on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. When I was named to this committee upon my arrival to Congress two years ago, I was thrilled for the chance to follow in the footsteps of transportation giants like Reps. John Blatnik and Jim Oberstar and work in the same collegial manner to get things done for Northeastern Minnesota.
From the get-go, I have fought to ensure our roads and bridges are safe, our airports are up to date, and our waterways and ports are in good condition to facilitate commerce and trade. And, because Northeastern Minnesota is largely rural, I have strongly advocated for increased investment in broadband, which is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity for success in the 21st century.
These are all true infrastructure needs, and ones I know can earn strong bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.