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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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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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