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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 2nd district
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Jason Lewis|
Angela Dawn Craig
February 14, 1972
West Helena, Arkansas, U.S.
|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.
Early life and career
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
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.
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.
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
- Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Co-chair)
- Congressional Progressive Caucus (2019-2021)
- New Democrat Coalition
- List of LGBT members of the United States Congress
- Women in the United States House of Representatives
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