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Congressman Emmer Donates Care Package Items to Active Duty Military

Congressman Emmer Donates Care Package Items to Active Duty Military

Otsego, MN – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) met with Becky Carlson of Saint Cloud to donate items collected for her Troop Care Package Project.  The snacks, activities and personal care items were donated by Republican activists at local conventions during the late winter.

“Our community is fortunate to have someone like Becky willing to serve those who serve all of us,” said Congressman Emmer. “On behalf of all who donated, we’re glad we could contribute in some small way.”

In thanking the Congressman for organizing the collection drive and raising awareness of the demands placed upon deployed military, Carlson said, “you touched a lot of hearts today.”

Becky’s Troop Care Packages is a non-profit organization that sends monthly care packages to troops deployed to foreign nations as part of their service to our country.  She includes a hand written note with every package to express gratitude for their sacrifice and have been sending monthly packages for over 14 years.  In July 2014, Carlson received the “Eleven Who Care” Award from Kare 11.

For more information on Becky’s project, visit www.facebook.com/beckystroopcarepackages

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More Red Tape Reform and Repeal

More Red Tape Reform and Repeal

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Republican Party of Minnesota’s Sixth District Convention. Like every convention in the past, I was encouraged and excited by the energy of the delegates and guests in the room.

I heard excitement about our Republican majorities and our opportunities for true reform. I also heard a lot of frustration with the failure of the American Health Care Act, the struggles of maintaining the status quo, and even some mentions of Congress and President Trump failing to get anything done. But, it’s quite the opposite.

This week, we took another positive step toward significant reform and repeal of regulations to continue our efforts to clean up the swamp.
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Military Readiness and Development

With the end of winter comes appropriations season in Washington D.C. Last week we kicked it off by passing Defense Appropriations.

During the eight years of the Obama Administration, our nation’s military and foreign policy both grew weaker, leaving the United States vulnerable. As the world grew more dangerous, we witnessed horrific attacks on our allies and our homeland.

Thankfully, President Trump has made military readiness and development a priority. In February’s Joint Address to Congress, the President highlighted the need to invest in our armed forces by saying, “our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve.”
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Boxing Out the Bureaucrats

Over the past eight years, Americans have been forced to stand by and watch as Washington bureaucrats have garnered more and more power with almost no oversight or repercussions.

When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they were very clear in how power should be divided – and nowhere did it say that unelected men and women should be enacting policy reform and instituting laws on the states or people throughout this country.

From imposing expensive regulatory burdens on our nation’s job creators to enacting policy changes to take decision-making power away from the states, these unelected bureaucrats have gotten out of control. Thankfully, with President Trump and Republican majorities in Congress, we are already on the path to changing that.
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Renewing the American Spirit

Last night, President Trump continued the message he campaigned on – that it is time to Make America Great Again. I am confident we will deliver on that promise. Most importantly, I was pleased to see the President’s optimism about the future of this nation. This is something that I share.

With the theme of “the renewal of the American spirit,” President Trump made it clear that he is looking to harness the energy and passion of everyday Americans and work to build a stronger, more united, and more prosperous country.
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