Tag: Congress

Budget Paves the Way for Tax Reform

Last week was a big week in Washington, D.C.  The House passed the budget, which is a fiscally responsible framework that garnered wide support from conservative groups across the country.  I was proud to support this budget, which paves the way for the first substantial tax reform this nation has seen in more than 30 years.

Yesterday, the tax reform text was released, and you can read the bill here.  Even before the proposed bill text was released, democrats were desperately working to fight tax cuts and reform.  Even the Washington Post gave “four Pinocchios” to Senate Democrat claims that it would be “a hefty tax hike” for the middle class and wrote “actually, it’s the opposite.”

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Emmer Endorses Stauber

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2017
Contact: David FitzSimmons
320-282-6078

EMMER ENDORSES STAUBER

Otsego, MN – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement on Pete Stauber, Congressional Candidate for Minnesota’s Eighth District:

“I am proud to endorse Pete Stauber in his campaign to be our next Congressman from Minnesota’s Eighth District. Pete is a born and raised Minnesotan who has dedicated his life to public service and his community. A former police officer, current county commissioner and father of five, Pete truly understands what Northern Minnesota families need and is ready to deliver.

“Pete was recently named one of the NRCC’s ‘On the Radar’ Young Gun candidates, proving he is a formidable opponent capable of winning his campaign. I am honored to support Pete Stauber in his 2018 campaign and look forward to serving with him in Congress on behalf of the great state of Minnesota.”

For more information on the “Young Guns” program of the NRCC (National Republican Campaign Committee) – visit www.gopyoungguns.com

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Two of My Bills Cleared Committee

Last November, Americans went to the polls and demanded we Make America Great Again. While the mainstream  media may not always tell you about our progress, we are working to make that goal a reality.

Last week, in the House Financial Services Committee we got a little closer to it. I am proud that two of my bills – the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act – were debated and earned support from the majority of my colleagues to pass out of committee.

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Let’s Return to Regular Order

Last week we left Washington D.C. to return to our favorite states, celebrate Independence Day and spend time traveling the district. I must admit I prefer to spend time at home speaking with Minnesotans, but there is important work that needs to get done, so we are back in our nation’s capital this week.

While healthcare is certainly the topic of conversation across the country these days, Congress does know how to multi-task. One of the big things is we are working our way through the appropriations process – this is how Congress decides to spend taxpayer dollars. (If you are interested in fully diving into this subject, here is an Appropriations 101 primer for you.)

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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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