News from Representative Tom Emmer

Dear Friend,

As we enter spring (almost!), I look forward to fresh and new opportunities to serve all of you. Today, we launched a new page to keep you informed regarding COVID-19. I also opened the application process for our Young Women Leadership Program, and I introduced new legislation to serve dairy farmers. Read more below! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with what we're doing. 


COVID-19 Resources and Updates

This week, I launched a new page to provide you with real time updates about the possible spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided important information on prevention and treatment and the Minnesota Department of Health is providing information specific to our state.

Last week, Congress passed $8.3 billion in funding to combat the spread of this virus. This funding will go towards response efforts, vaccine development, and critical diagnostic and testing supplies. We are committed to ensuring our nation is ready to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Visit my website for more information and updates. 

Protecting Minnesota Agriculture and Dairy Farmers

I am honored to represent the largest dairy producing county in the state of Minnesota: Stearns County. Our dairy farmers are some of the hardest working folks in the country. Our state’s dairy industry includes nearly 500,000 cows and is one of the largest livestock sectors in the state. We are also home to 3,470 dairy farms, which are responsible for nearly 9,500 jobs. Each year Minnesota dairy farmers produce nearly 10 billion pounds of milk!

Last week, I introduced legislation to provide flexibility to dairy farmers under an existing risk management program. This additional voluntary option for our hard-working farmers will allow the program to more accurately reflect actual production of the operation, resulting in better risk management. Read about the bill here

Young Women Leadership Program


Congressman Emmer hosting a Young Women Leadership Program event at Metal Craft in Elk River, MN.

Our office has begun to accept applications for the fifth annual Young Women Leadership Program (YWLP) for high school girls in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. 

This program is designed to give young women the opportunity to learn from and engage with some of Minnesota's top female leaders. The program consists of three panels throughout the summer for young women entering 9th through 12th grade. Each panel is an open round table discussion with women professionals from various fields, where they will share their insights, guidance, and stories. 

Applications will be accepted through May 29. Apply here today!

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