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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Foreign Affairs

America must act as a global force for good, but not the world’s policeman. We must work to isolate the governments of regimes that threaten global stability and security, while working with nations to improve the lives of their citizens and protect American interests abroad.

By exporting the promise of liberty and free markets to the nations of the world, we can achieve these goals. Regions such as Latin America, Africa and Asia present us with emerging opportunities to increase trade and diplomatic relations.

Home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world, Minnesota serves as a leader in humanitarian assistance to the world’s most vulnerable. As a nation, we must work with international institutions and multilateral partnerships to provide security and stability on the global stage.


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November 7, 2018 Press Release

American farmers need the Cuban market 
By Reps. Tom Emmer, Rick Crawford and Roger Marshall
November 6, 2018

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the President's announcement to withdrawal the United States from participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and re-imposing sanctions lifted under the deal, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the announcement of Miguel Díaz-Canel as the next President of Cuba, the Cuba Working Group issued the following statement:

“For the first time in nearly six decades, the world will know a Cuba without a Castro at the helm. For the United States, this is an opportunity for a new and improved relationship with our neighbor just 90 miles off the Florida coast - one we cannot afford to let slip through our grasp.

March 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the U.S. State Department’s announcement that the U.S. Embassy in Havana will continue to operate as an unaccompanied post, the bipartisan Congressional Cuba Working Group responded:

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. — On the one-month anniversary of the October 14th terror attack on Mogadishu, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), along with Reps. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Karen Bass (D-CA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced House Resolution 620, which condemns the attack, expresses sympathy for its victims and their families, and reaffirms U.S. support for Somalia.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the Administration's move to expel diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.:

September 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Cuba Working Group in the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following statement regarding Secretary Tillerson’s recent meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and the decision to withdraw all non-essential personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Havana:

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the 21 brave Americans who join the ranks of those who have sacrificed their own health and welfare in service to our country. Their safety and well-being are paramount.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan group of 65 Members of Congress, led by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06), sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement changes to allow U.S. companies to sell products for reconstruction to Cuba after Hurricane Irma devastated the country.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) participated in, and Co-Chaired, a Terrorism and Illicit Finance (TIF) Subcommittee hearing entitled “Managing Terrorism Financing Risk in Remittances and Money Transfers.”

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) have reintroduced the Grant Residency for Additional Doctors (GRAD) Act of 2017, legislation that would direct the State Department to streamline the visa approval process for international physicians who are scheduled to work at hospitals in the United States, many of them in rural and underserved areas that face severe doctor shortages.