News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

I want to begin this week by wishing a very happy birthday to the state that we all love. On Thursday, the great North Star state turned 159 years old.

I celebrated Minnesota’s birthday by spending this week at home meeting with constituents and organizations who are working to better our beloved state.

This Week’s Highlights

On Tuesday, I met with Harlan Anderson on his farm in Cokato. It was such a joy speaking to Harlan and his family and learning about their day-to-day work growing alfalfa. Some of the work that I was most interested to hear about was his work encouraging young folks to become involved in agriculture and farming. If farming is to have a future in Minnesota and across the nation, then we need to encourage and cultivate the next generation of farmers. I thank Harlan for his impressive work- he is such an asset to our community.

I also spoke at the University of Minnesota to talk about Extension and highlight its importance. One of the great things about the University of Minnesota (besides hockey of course) is that education does not stop at the classroom door. The University of Minnesota Extension has researchers and educators in communities throughout our state who help to create a more prosperous future for all Minnesotans.

Extension reaches every corner of our state, covering rural, suburban, and urban communities. Many individuals living in urban and rural communities have setbacks to overcome and not as many opportunities offered to them. That is why Extension is so important. It gives thousands of Minnesotans life-changing opportunities they might not have had before, which is why I was proud to support this endeavor. 

ICYMI

This week, the major insurance company Aetna, announced that they would be pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges after they estimated that their company would suffer a two hundred million dollar loss in 2017. This is just further proof that Obamacare is collapsing, and that this failing healthcare system desperately needs replacing. That is why last week, I voted in favor of the American Health Care Act. While imperfect, it gets many areas right. Not only would it put the American people back in charge of their healthcare, but it would focus on rebuilding a market based system, increasing competition and choices to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare. To learn more about this bill, and why I support it, click here

It’s Official 

This week President Trump signed my legislation, The U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act. This law will ensure that Minnesota has the chance to emphasize our many contributions on the global stage. Minnesota is a fantastic state, and this excellent opportunity will allow us to display Minnesota’s natural beauty and unique culture as well as bring more revenue to Minnesota’s businesses. I am excited that we are one-step closer to realizing our dream of hosting the World’s Fair and I thank President Trump for sharing this goal. 

Girls Who Lead

Last year my office launched a Young Women Leadership Program for high school girls in our district, to help them explore the many different possibilities their future may hold. Due to the success of last year’s program, we will be launching this three series program once again this summer.

The Young Women Leadership Program will bring high school girls together with some of the best and brightest professional women in Minnesota. They will learn from professionals who have expertise in a variety of fields giving them the opportunity to learn about different careers, network, develop their own leadership and communication abilities and cultivate skills that they hope to improve upon.  

The future is a bright one for Minnesota’s girls, and I am looking forward to hosting an event that will help the women leaders of tomorrow fulfill their potential. I encourage high school girls in Minnesota’s Sixth District to apply here today!

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

Sincerely,

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