News from Representative Tom Emmer


Dear Friend, 

It was another busy week in Washington. To avoid another government shutdown, Congress came together to pass a bill – called a “continuing resolution” or “CR” – on Thursday. While the U.S. House of Representatives did its part in passing all twelve appropriations bills back in September, the Senate fell short, forcing this last-minute action.

Unfortunately, there was another looming deadline that required last-minute action. Due to inaction in the Senate, the fate of the Children’s Health Insurance Program – known as “CHIP” – in Minnesota and other states hung in the balance. I stepped up with my colleague, Congressman Ryan Costello from Pennsylvania, to offer a responsible, short-term fix to keep these vital programs, which provide care to thousands of pregnant women and new mothers, as well as their children, funded through the end of the year. I’m proud to say that this effort passed the Senate and was signed by President Trump, bringing peace of mind to thousands of Minnesotans and individuals across the Nation. 

Next week, I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide long-term solutions to our Nation’s largest problems and will continue to fight on behalf of Minnesotans. 

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Learn more about my CHIP solution here 

Making Progress on Tax Reform 

We are getting closer to finally passing historic tax reform! Last week, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which I supported and the House passed in November. For the first time in over 30 years, millions of Americans will receive the tax relief they need. Americans deserve to keep more of what they earn and I am happy to see this new plan make its way to the President’s desk. To follow the progress on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act text TAX REFORM to 50589 for updates directly to your phone.


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