News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

It has been a privilege to serve the residents of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District during the 115th Congress. As the 116th Congress begins, I look forward to having continued opportunities to bring your voice to Washington.

From helping Minnesotans navigate federal agencies, to passing legislation that improves access to mortgages and important financial tools, to traveling around the district and meeting with thousands of you at events or your place of business, 2018 was a busy year and we accomplished so much together. 

However, it is a New Year and a New Congress and there is always more to be done.

For starters, even with a reformed tax code and continued efforts to lessen the federal regulatory burden on Minnesota businesses, we cannot lose sight of the importance of addressing our out-of-control spending and unrestrained debt. As we move into this new Congress, my focus will remain on reducing government spending to ensure that future generations of Minnesotans live in a more prosperous America.

I will also continue my work to tackle issues that are important to so many Americans, like ensuring victims of sexual assault receive the care and justice they deserve. I will be reintroducing the Abby Honold Act, a bill that would use existing funds to train law enforcement in evidence-based, trauma-informed interview techniques.  

These efforts will be in tandem with my work to provide increased mental health services to our agriculture community. Our nation's farmers seldom get the support they deserve, and I was relieved to see the language from my STRESS Act included in the Farm Bill. Members of our agriculture community have suffered in silence for far too long, and the re-authorization of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network will deliver the mental health services they need.

Lastly, as a member of the House Financial Services Committee, I am excited to continue our work  promoting policies that help small businesses and entrepreneurs access capital, create jobs, and propel our economy forward. Bills like the Main Street Growth Act - which passed the House last Congress with unanimous bipartisan support - will encourage more early-stage Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) by facilitating the creation of venture exchanges. These specialized securities exchanges will help small and emerging growth companies gain access to the capital they need to grow and succeed.

None of this important work, however, can be done without your feedback and input. I look forward to hearing from all of you about what you would like to see Congress accomplish this year. Send me a note here

As we embark on a new session of Congress, and a New Year, I count my blessings, of which there are many: My wife, Jacquie and our beautiful family; the honor to represent Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District; and, more than ever, the blessings of America’s freedoms, which we all share.


To keep up with what we’re doing in Washington, follow me on Twitter and Facebook! If you would like to share your priorities for the 116th Congress with me, send me a note



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