Hi everyone, Tom Emmer here with a special Memorial Day message.
For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season.
For others, this holiday is seen as a day off from work or school, and as a chance to spend time outdoors grilling with family and friends.
But in actuality, this day is a solemn one.
Earlier this month, Eida and her mother Justine visited my staff in our district office. After running into issues with an adoption freeze and no exit visas, my office was able to help Eida and her family finalize her adoption. Eida was adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was brought home just the week before stopping by our office.
While meeting with Minnesotans from the Sixth District, I often hear frustration about the pace of getting real reforms passed in Washington. And rightly so.
Yesterday, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, announced that they are raising interest rates for the first time in almost a decade.
What we needed today was a bill that set us on a responsible and sustainable course for a stable future.
However, today we voted on a piece of legislation that circumvented the legislative process and cut out the input of the American people.
On September 10, 2015 Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) spoke on the House Floor voicing his strong opposition to the Iran Deal.
The American people have spoken and overwhelmingly oppose the P 5 +1 agreement.
The Federal Reserve has immense power over our economy and the American people. Much to my dismay they have taken many actions that sacrifice long-term prosperity for short-term gains.
On July 21, 2015, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) spoke on the House Floor to speak in support of the House Agriculture and Energy & Commerce Committees' action on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.
This week was the 5th Anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the Wall Street reform act that was promoted as a champion of consumer protections, the end of Washington bailouts, and the nation’s anecdote to financial crises. Unfortunately, the law has fallen short of expectations and is doing more harm than good.