News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

There was a lot happening in Washington this week, but the item that really had my attention was the CHOICE Act, which my colleagues and I voted on and passed yesterday. 

To give a little background as to why the passage of this bill was necessary, I want to rewind to ten years ago. Nearly a decade ago, a financial crisis swept our nation and in response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This bill promised the American people an end to Washington bailouts, more protections for consumers and a more prosperous economy. Unfortunately, the American people got the opposite. Instead, they got one of the slowest economic recoveries in eighty years, a failure to end bailouts, and even more excessive, unnecessary, and burdensome regulations that have harmed entrepreneurs and consumers.

That’s why on Thursday, Congress intervened. Through the passage of the CHOICE Act, we will begin to undo the redundant and excessive bureaucratic regulations that have been strangling our community banks and credit unions. This will especially help Minnesota, where we have lost twenty-five percent of our banks in the past six years because of Dodd-Frank. This bill will also remove the roadblocks preventing our economic success by fostering an increased access to capital for our small business owners and entrepreneurs. Additionally, the CHOICE Act will increase Congressional oversight and transparency, encourage a more accountable Federal Reserve, and repeal the disastrous Fiduciary Rule.

I am incredibly proud to have been a cosponsor of this major reform, and I cannot wait to see the positive effects it will have on Minnesota, and the nation as a whole. To hear me speak on the House Floor in support of this legislation, click below.

I Support Our Dairy Farmers

June is National Dairy Month, so I was happy to speak on the House Floor to recognize the hardworking Minnesotans who drive our state’s dairy industry. Our dairy farmers are some of the hardest working folks around and they are crucial to the future success of our state and nation.

These men and women bring jobs and revenue to Minnesota, so helping them thrive is necessary. That is why, during National Dairy Month I was happy to see the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue put the interests of American dairy farmers first during his trip to Canada. To learn more about how this Administration and I have advocated for our dairy farmers, click here to read my latest press release.

Don’t Miss Out On An Excellent Learning Opportunity!

There is only one week left to apply for my second annual Young Women Leadership Program. If you or someone you know is interested in meeting with some of the best and brightest professional women in Minnesota for the opportunity to learn about different careers, network, and develop leadership and communication skills- then 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…


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