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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Budget, Taxes, and the Economy

Regulations, reckless government spending, a complex tax system,  the highest corporate income tax rate in the world, and loose monetary policy by the Federal Reserve have all contributed to a sluggish economy and concerns regarding the future prosperity of America.

If American families are expected to spend within their means, then the government should as well. The elites in Washington have allowed our national debt to balloon to $18 trillion--$55,000 per American—with no decrease in sight. This is unacceptable.

For America to remain an economic superpower, it is critical that we slash back the regulations, reduce spending, return to sound monetary policy, and lessen the tax burden facing families. We can start by passing a balanced budget. It’s been more than a decade since Congress passed a proper balanced budget. This failure, coupled with a skyrocketing national debt, has our country on an unsustainable path.  

More on Budget, Taxes, and the Economy

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) hosted a meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) to urge the rejection of the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) application to withdraw approximately 425,000 acres of land from resource development in Minnesota.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following a recent trip to Northern Minnesota led by Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08), dozens of members in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging the rejection of an application issued by the Obama administration to withdraw large portions of Northern Minnesota from mineral development and exploration.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus) 

June 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. ­– Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement in regards to the Administration’s rollback of the United States’ engagement efforts with Cuba:

April 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s commitment to reforming the United States tax code:

April 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) reintroduced the Retirement Inflation Protection Act (RIPA) of 2017.

RIPA will protect all Americans over the age of 59 ½ years old from paying inflation-induced capital gains taxes on assets like a house, a business, or stocks. This will help to ensure that seniors are only paying capital gains on real increases in value of an asset, thus, allowing them to keep more of their own money for retirement. 

May 12, 2016 Press Release
April 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act which will help American families by providing regulatory relief for roughly 3,400 small banks and credit unions.

April 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer’s (MN-06) legislation the Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act was his first to pass out of the House of Representatives today with a bipartisan vote of 239-179. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, H.R. 3340, was introduced in July and passed out of the Financial Services Committee in November of last year.

February 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D. C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced the Corporate Rate Equality and Trade Empowerment (CREATE) Jobs Act to make the United States corporate income tax rates internationally competitive.

At 39 percent, the United States has the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world. Conversely, our international competitors based in countries like China, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom benefit from lower corporate rates.