News from Representative Tom Emmer


Dear Friend, 

We have had a productive week here in Washington D.C. and I am proud to close out this week with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act off the House Floor. For the first time in 31 years, our country is closer than ever to achieving the comprehensive tax reform we need! This historic moment starts us down the path toward a tax code that puts the American people first. For far too long, the bright futures of our families and small businesses have been stifled by dismal economic growth, an outdated tax code and uncompetitive regulations. 

Finally, we are working towards simplifying and improving this cumbersome process for all Americans. I know the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will bring a more prosperous tomorrow for the state of Minnesota and our nation. With more jobs available and more money in your pockets, this reform will help boost the economy and give much-needed relief to Americans everywhere.

I look forward to working with my counterparts in the Senate to come up with a final product that will serve the needs of all Americans! 

Click here to read my full statement.

Emmer Introduces CHIP Legislation

This week, I introduced legislation to provide a fix for Minnesota’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding, which will provide more flexibility for the state of Minnesota.

In early November, the House voted to reauthorize the CHIP program for five more years. However, Minnesota was one of two states that faced a fine for requiring extra funding to carry them through November 30th. 

I was disappointed that the current law does not reward this foresight by the state of Minnesota but instead, requires these states to pay a fine instead. My legislative fix would eliminate the fine and effectively save the state of Minnesota approximately $10 million.

Click here to read my full statement.

Would you like to intern in a Congressional office?

Are you looking to learn more about the legislative process? Would you like to see democracy in action? Interested in serving the people of Minnesota? Both my Washington D.C. and Minnesota offices are looking for interns! For more information, click here.


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