News from Representative Tom Emmer


Dear Friend,

This week, Congress heads back to Washington. While I was home for the holidays, I had a chance to connect with some local media to give updates on what has been happening in D.C. I shared with KSTP about the importance of the Retired Pay Restoration Act, which I have long been a co-sponsor. This effort would allow veterans who served honorably to receive their retirement without their disability being deducted. They earned their retirement, and if they were injured during their service, they also deserve to receive their disability.  

I also shared with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO about the end of year accomplishments and the many upcoming legislative efforts I am focused on. One of which is the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which would change the 10 digit number for the national suicide hotline to a 3 digit number. This effort would eliminate a barrier for individuals seeking care in a crisis. 

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You can listen to my full conversation with Roshini on WCCO here

I also penned an op-ed in the St. Cloud Times about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). This modernized trade deal will spur over $68 billion in new economic activity and is projected to create more than 176,000 new jobs! I was proud to vote in favor of the USMCA as it passed through the House. Read my op-ed here

There are still a number of pressing issues facing our nation, and I am committed to carrying out the promises I made when I was first elected. I will continue to focus on reducing our federal debt, ensure our military and law enforcement officers have the tools and support they need, and will continue to work to improve our roads, bridges, and rail crossings so that all Minnesotans can travel safely.

As Congress begins another busy legislative work period, I look forward to hearing from you all on the pressing priorities facing our community. Write to me here, or follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates! 

Sincerely,

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