Congressman Brad Finstad (MN-01) announced the introduction of two pieces of legislation to honor the life and legacy of the late U.S. Congressman Jim Hagedorn, who served as the U.S. Representative for the First District from 2019 until his death from stage IV kidney cancer in 2022.

The first would rename the post office in Blue Earth, Minnesota after Hagedorn, who was born in Blue Earth and is where he lived during his time in Congress.

Additionally, Congressman Finstad re-introduced the American Workforce Empowerment Act, which was one of Congressman Hagedorn’s top legislative priorities during his time in office. The bill would allow 529 savings accounts to be used for non-degree technical training certificate programs, apprenticeships, tools, and any tests that are required to obtain and maintain certifications. The bill was introduced by Congressman Finstad with 26 original cosponsors.