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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

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the House of Representative’s passage of the first substantial tax reform in 31 years:

November 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to reform the United States’ tax code:

“For far too long, we have been forced to sit idly by as our tax code has squeezed the middle-class, destroyed economic growth, and drove people and corporations out of this country. This has left us with a tax code that is nearly 75,000 pages long, too complex for the average family or business owner to understand, and has not been updated in more than three decades.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the announcement of the new unified Republican tax reform framework:

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