News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

I want to begin by thanking all the folks who came out to meet with me in Washington D.C. this week. I had the pleasure of meeting with many different groups including the National Restaurant Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Minnesota Corn Growers, the Ambassador from Cuba, as well as the Ambassador from Somalia among many others. If you would like to set up a meeting in either my Minnesota or Washington D.C. offices, click here. I love meeting with the great people of Minnesota and working together towards a better future for our state and nation.

The Minnesota Alzheimer's Association 

The Minnesota Corn Growers

Somali Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad

A More Pragmatic Approach to Energy

This past week, I was incredibly happy to see the great improvements that were made to better our nation’s energy policy. I have always believed that an all-of-the-above energy policy was the best approach to secure our nation’s energy needs. Unfortunately, the last Administration did not share these beliefs, doing everything possible to promote and implement policies that prevented energy independence, often with overwhelming consequences for families across America. 

Thankfully, President Trump has chosen a more pragmatic approach to energy. One that encompasses many different resources and strategies to meet our nation’s energy needs. To learn more about these improvements, check out my Ask Tom video below.

The Bottom Line on Privacy 

This week, the House of Representatives took a vote related to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules and privacy. Ever since this vote took place, there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation about what this resolution actually does. Many of you have expressed concern that your browsing history and internet data is now less secure and private than it was before. However, this is simply not the case. 

This legislation rolls back an Obama Administration rule - that had yet to even take effect – which would have taken advantage of Americans privacy values and would have instead placed the power with agency bureaucrats. This legislation removes duplicative regulation and also takes the government out of the position of picking winners and losers, creating a level playing field for all internet service providers and companies. Telecommunications carriers are still obligated by law to protect confidential customer information, as they have been for the past twenty years. Privacy protection, especially from government intrusion, has been an important priority of mine since taking office.

The bottom line: your information is just as secure today as it was last week. To learn more about the vote that we took, click here

Calling All Aspiring Artists!

I am pleased to announce that my office will once again be accepting submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition. If you are a high school student in my district, are interested in having your original artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year and winning a trip to Washington D.C. to see your artwork on display in-person, then click here to learn more.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women 

As we wrap up Women’s History Month, I am happy to announce that my office will be hosting the second annual Young Women Leadership Program. This great program is meant to highlight the amazing achievements of Minnesota women all while inspiring the next generation of women.

We will be giving high school girls the chance to learn firsthand about different career options from professional women who have built successful careers and hold or have held leadership roles in government, business, media, and other fields. Participants of this program will be able to take part in open roundtable discussions with their peers and women professionals, all while hearing stories, receiving guidance, and gaining valuable insights.

Last year’s program went incredibly well, and I look forward to meeting another inspiring group of young women. To learn more about this program and how to apply, click here

Once again, thanks for staying up to date with the work I am doing for Minnesota’s Sixth District. Until next week…


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