News from Representative Tom Emmer

 Dear Friend,

The kids are back in school and Congress is back in Washington. Last week was our first week back in Washington after a busy month in Minnesota during the August district work period. 

 

Whoever decided that we should call it “August Recess” was sorely mistaken. It was anything but a recess. It was great to spend the past five weeks surrounded by people from our great state.

 

I met with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. We toured Waite Park’s mail processing facility, Becker’s coal fired power plant – Sherco, and the St. Croix River Crossing. I also had the opportunity to speak at a Coalition for a Secure Energy Future luncheon, a Waconia Chamber Forum, and Hazelden’s Pain.Pill.Problem Summit.

 

We even managed to make it to the Minnesota State Fair. Everyone knows that an August in Minnesota is not complete without a stop at the great Minnesota get together!

 

 

 

Keeping up with the Congressman

In August, we also hit a big milestone by hosting the 10th town hall since I joined Congress.

 

I want to thank everyone who made it out to ask questions, and to share your opinions and concerns. By the end of the year, I plan to have held at least one town hall in each county that I represent. To get more information on my upcoming town halls, please visit emmer.house.gov/coffee 

 

Remembering a Minnesota Hero

One of the most memorable parts of my time in Minnesota was the opportunity to participate in the dedication of the Cold Spring Post Office to honor Officer Tommy Decker. Tommy was an amazing individual who dedicated his life to the Cold Spring community and was taken from the world too soon.

My predecessor, Michele Bachmann, worked tirelessly to ensure that Tommy received this recognition that he so greatly deserves. Because of her work, Tommy Decker will not only live on in the memories of his friends and family and those he served, but for future generations of Cold Spring Minnesotans.

 

The American People Spoke and Congress Listened

Last week we were back to Washington and the focus of the week was the Iran Deal. Americans deserve the truth instead of lies or half truths about snapback sanctions, secret side deals, anywhere inspections and Iran’s right to enrich uranium and plutonium.

The President’s track record in the region is appalling: Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Benghazi, the Reset with Russia, Redlines in Syria, his failed ISIL strategy and his catastrophic withdrawal from Iraq just to name a few. We cannot allow the President to continue to gamble with our national security and the security of our allies. No deal is better than a bad deal.

 

I listened to my constituents and on Friday joined the majority in the House (269-162) by voting to reject the Iran Deal.

 

Never Forget

Fourteen years ago our country was faced with an unfathomable act of terror. We will never forget the lives that were lost that day and the heroism of the men and women in uniform who risked their lives to save others. 

 

I hope to see you all soon!

Sincerely,


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