News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

It is so great to be back in Washington after a little R&R at home. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Before I go ahead and discuss what we accomplished this week, I wanted to reflect a little on some of the fantastic services that my office provided in 2015 and will continue to provide in 2016. Click the video below.

Our Constitutional Right 

On Tuesday, President Obama announced an executive action on gun control. Rather than diminishing the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens, we should turn our focus to adequately addressing our country’s glaring mental health problem and the acts of terror in our homeland.

I am a strong advocate of our nation’s Second Amendment and always will be. To read my official response on his executive action, click here

Repealing a Failed Healthcare Law 

On Tuesday, the House sent The Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act to the President’s desk, which would repeal many of Obamacare’s failing provisions. Obamacare has had a disastrous impact on millions of American families. A week doesn’t go by where I don’t hear from someone dealing with skyrocketing premiums or who has lost their healthcare plan that the President promised they could keep.

Today, President Obama vetoed the repeal of Obamacare, but the fight is not over and the House will vote to override his veto later this month. Congress must work towards a healthcare forum that protects patients, restores choice and reduces cost for every American.

SCRUBing Away Excessive Regulation

Our government is growing out-of-control and increasing regulations which are preventing American businesses and entrepreneurship from flourishing. There were two pieces of legislation on the House floor this week which I was proud to support.

The Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act, otherwise known as the SCRUB Act, establishes a commission which will thoroughly review the countless number of troublesome regulations that the Obama Administration has created.

The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees Act will prevent ideological groups from legally evading Congress and the American people through their current tactics of forcing government agencies to institute regulations behind closed doors. This legislation enforces transparency by shining light on the commandeering of federal agencies by special interests that will restore the American people’s trust in their institutions.

Putting a stop to this Administration’s over-the-top regulations is vital for the economic success of this nation and this week we took a step in the right direction.

Overall, this week was a successful one and I believe that the second session of the 114th Congress is off to a great start. Next week is the State of the Union address, so stay tuned for my reaction to the President’s speech.

If you have any questions or have anything you would like to see happen this year, make sure to contact either my Washington D.C. or Otsego office. Until next week…



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