News from Representative Tom Emmer


Dear Friend,

Congress is back in session for another busy week. The President will give his State of the Union Address this evening, and the People's House will get back to work serving the American people. I look forward to the opportunity to work for our veterans with my new legislation (keep reading to learn more), as well as continuing to advocate for all of your priorities.

Sincerely,

To keep up with what we're doing in Washington, and for information on future events, stay tuned to this newsletter and my Twitter and Facebook

Zimmerman Town Hall

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Congressman Emmer hosting a town hall in Zimmerman, MN.

Last Friday, I hosted my first town hall of the year. It was great to see so many constituents join the discussion and share their thoughts with me. From the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the decisive action of the Trump Administration to eliminate Qassem Soleimani, I was glad to share my beliefs on a wide variety of issues. As this year goes on, I hope to see new faces at town halls across Minnesota's Sixth District. 

Same-Day Service for Veterans

Last week, I introduced the Same-Day Accountability Veterans Enhancement (SAVE) Act to ensure the Veterans Administration has mechanisms in place to successfully offer same-day physical and mental health treatment to veterans in need.

In recent years Congress has studied the large amount of complaints from veterans regarding inadequate and delayed treatment. In response, the Veterans Administration offered same-day services in all of its 166 medical centers. This initiative aims to provide prompt and improved care to our nation’s heroes. However, the Government Accountability Office has highlighted the need for oversight and metrics to make sure this care is provided to our veterans.

The SAVE Act would provide for accountability measures to ensure proper care is provided. In addition, the SAVE Act places special attention on those who are in need of immediate mental health treatment.

Veterans deserve timely care, and it is Congress’ job to ensure they can provide it. Far too often we hear of veterans falling through the cracks, and not receiving the care they deserve. I am committed to ensuring they receive same-day mental and physical health care to meet their needs when they need it.  

To learn more about this legislation, visit my website here

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: TONIGHT: President Trump’s SOTU

Tonight President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address. From the booming economy, to foreign policy, to trade deals that benefit the United States, I look forward to hearing about the plans for continued economic success in the years to come.

You can tune in on any major news network or watch on the White House's live feed here. The speech will begin at 8:00PM CT. 

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