News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

August is flying by, and I am using this valuable time spent in Minnesota to my full advantage! This week I had the pleasure of catching up with Minnesotans at a “Coffee with Your Congressman” event hosted by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where I answered questions about the work we are doing in Washington DC…

And, I had the chance to visit and tour Caribou Technologies to learn about this incredible Minnesotan company that started out in a garage and quickly evolved into a massive success. The perfect example of the American Dream!

Some of my favorite events this week were speaking events about some very important issues that affect our state and nation…

31 reasons for Tax Reform

Americans for Prosperity hosted an event where we discussed the need for tax reform to fix our nation’s broken tax code. American families and businesses are struggling because of this nation’s confusing and outdated tax system. My Republican colleagues and I know that we cannot tax our way into prosperity while forcing hardworking taxpayers to foot the bill.

That’s why House Republicans have been pushing for massive tax reform, which will restructure our tax code so that American families can keep more of their hard-earned money, American businesses have the chance to grow and expand, and our economy can return to the superpower it once was. 

To learn more about our broken tax code, and how we propose to fix it, be sure to follow me on twitter: @RepTomEmmer. It has been 31 years since our last major tax overhall and there are 31 days in August, so the House Committee on Ways and Means has prepared 31 reasons why tax reform is critical - many of which I have tweeted out! Be sure to go take a look!

Guarding Our Open Skies

I also spoke at a Delta Employee Rally where I highlighted the importance of enforcing our Open Skies Agreements. Over the past 25 years, the United States has entered into more than 100 Open Skies Agreements in efforts to encourage fair trade, expand international relations, and improve ease of diplomatic and military travel. Unfortunately, not everyone has been playing fair.

While violations to these agreements hurt the United States as a whole, states like Minnesota who are home to international hubs, like the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport where we are right now, get hit extra hard. Violations of these agreements can impact thousands of jobs in our great state of Minnesota – in fact, for every route lost due to subsidized carrier expansion, nearly 1,500 American jobs are lost.

This is why I will continue to support the Open Skies Agreements, because one of my top priorities will always be protecting our economy and the Minnesotan worker!

Having Difficulty with a Federal Agency?

The main role of a Congressman is service – more specifically, constituent service. My office offers a variety of constituent services and among our excellent staff, we have a number of individuals who specialize in casework. If you have been unable to get an answer from a federal agency in a timely manner or feel like you have been treated unfairly, my office caseworkers may be able to resolve the problem or get you the information that you need.

To make these services more accessible, my district staff will be holding mobile office hours on September 6, 2017 at the Anoka City Hall from 9:00-11:00 AM. While I will not be at this event, my staff will be able to help you! To fill out a form to get the process started, click here.

Are You Looking for an Internship this Fall?

If so, look no further! My office is currently accepting applications for interns for the fall semester. Our internships offer students a firsthand look into the inner workings of our nation’s Capital and the legislative branch. If you are interested – don’t wait – 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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