News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

This week was yet another productive one here in Minnesota, where I was busy with different meetings, events, and preparing for a busy week back in Washington. 

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

On Tuesday, I visited an entrepreneurship class at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. This particular class recently took a trip to Cuba where they discovered some of the many roadblocks that entrepreneurs face when attempting to create their own businesses. 

(Photo Credit: Carlson School of Management)

During their trip these student entrepreneurs proposed their own business ideas to different Cuban business owners. I was incredibly impressed with the ingenuity of these students, and really enjoyed our discussion on first impressions of Cuba, the many challenges this nation faces, and the evolving political relationship between the United States and the island nation.  

A Vote to Create More Transparency 

Next week, my legislation, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act, will be voted on the House Floor. As a member of the Financial Services Committee, I am incredibly proud of this legislation moving forward and the reforms it will bring. 

Currently the budgets of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and Office of Financial Research (OFR) are funded by charges on financial institutions, which are deposited into the Financial Research fund and then available to spend. This vital legislation would instead subject FSOC and OFR to the appropriations process, making them accountable to Congress and the American people.

This legislation will not only return the power of the purse to Congress, but it will also help restore government transparency and the constitutional role of checks and balances. The people of this nation have a right to have a say through their elected representatives, and this legislation allows for just that. To learn more about my bill, click here

ICYMI: Young Women Leadership Program 

If you got a chance to read last week’s newsletter, then you have heard about an upcoming program created for young women in my district. This exciting program allows for high school girls to meet and interact with professional women in the great state of Minnesota who have built successful careers or hold leadership roles in government, business, media and other occupations. 

Participants in this program will take part in open roundtable discussions with their peers and women professionals, all while sharing insights, guidance, and stories. I believe that this program is the perfect way to recognize the many contributions that have been made by women leaders across Minnesota, but also a way to foster the growth of the women leaders of tomorrow. To learn more, click here

Once again, thank you for keeping up with the work I do for Minnesota’s Sixth District. Until next week…



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