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Angie Craig
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Jason Lewis
Personal details
Angela Dawn Craig

(1972-02-14) February 14, 1972 (age 51)
West Helena, Arkansas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Cheryl Greene
(m. 2008)
Children 4
Education University of Memphis (BA)

Angela Dawn Craig (born February 14, 1972) is an American politician, retired journalist, and former businesswoman. A member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she has served as the U.S. representative from MN's 2nd congressional district since 2019. The district includes most of the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities and outlying rural areas to the southwest.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Craig worked in journalism and corporate communications. She moved to Minnesota in 2005 for a job at St. Jude Medical. Craig first ran for Congress in 2016, losing to Jason Lewis, whom she defeated in their 2018 rematch.

Craig is the first openly LGBT+ member of Congress from Minnesota and the first lesbian mother to serve in Congress.

Early life and career

Craig was born in West Helena, Arkansas, in 1972. She graduated from Nettleton High School in Jonesboro and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis.

After college, Craig interned at The Commercial Appeal and became a full-time reporter. She lived in London from 2002 through 2005, and worked at St. Jude Medical in human resources and communications from 2005 to 2017.

U.S. House of Representatives

Angie Craig at a campaign event in Apple Valley, Minnesota
Craig at a campaign event in Apple Valley, Minnesota

According to the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, Craig held a Bipartisan Index Score of 0.3 in the 116th United States Congress for 2019, placing her 114th out of 435 members.

During Donald Trump's presidency, Craig voted in line with Trump's stated position 5.5% of the time. As of June 2022, Craig had voted in line with Joe Biden's stated position 100% of the time.

On February 25, 2022, Craig introduced the Affordable Insulin Now Act, a bill intended to cap out-of-pocket insulin prices at $35 per month. The bill passed the House.

On April 27, 2023, Craig's congressional office announced that its staff would no longer be required to have bachelor's degrees.

Craig has played a small role in negotiations for the 2024 United States federal budget, in which the far-right Freedom Caucus has demanded deep spending cuts and refused to work with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In response to the intraparty dispute, on September 20, 2023, Craig introduced the MCCARTHY (My Constituents Cannot Afford Rebellious Tantrums, Handle Your) Shutdown Act, which proposes that members' pay be withheld for each day that a federal government shutdown lasts.

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Health

Caucus memberships

See also

  • List of LGBT members of the United States Congress
  • Women in the United States House of Representatives
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