Congressman Tom Emmer

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Scam Alert: The IRS has received reports of scammers sending stimulus payments texts in an attempt to steal bank account...
11/13/2020
Security Summit partners warn taxpayers of new COVID-related text scam | Internal Revenue Service

Scam Alert: The IRS has received reports of scammers sending stimulus payments texts in an attempt to steal bank account info. It is a phishing attempt & if you’ve been targeted, report it to the IRS. The IRS will never send an unsolicited text or email. More info here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/security-summit-partners-warn-taxpayers-of-new-covid-related-text-scam

IR-2020-249, November 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

Our seniors have been impacted the most by the COVID-19 crisis. Almost 80% of COVID-19 deaths occur in people 65 and ove...
11/12/2020

Our seniors have been impacted the most by the COVID-19 crisis. Almost 80% of COVID-19 deaths occur in people 65 and over, and those in assisted living facilities are at even higher risk. It is imperative that we keep our seniors safe, while also giving assisted living facilities the tools to help their residents fight isolation and loneliness. Yet so far, assisted living facilities have only received 1.7% of CARES Act Provider Relief Funds. Today, I sent a letter urging Health and Human Services Secretary Azar to use unallocated Provider Relief Funds to help assisted living facilities procure PPE for their staff and secure widespread COVID-19 testing for their residents. Read more here: https://emmer.house.gov/2020/1/emmer-introduces-legislation-to-ensure-veterans-receive-quality-same-day-services

Minnesota’s first snow of the year came too soon! But we all know more snow is coming, and it’s only going to get colder...
11/12/2020

Minnesota’s first snow of the year came too soon! But we all know more snow is coming, and it’s only going to get colder. Brush up on some winter safety tips to keep your family safe and warm this winter #MinnesotaWinterHazardAwarenessWeek

Attention Veterans and Social Security beneficiaries: the IRS has extended their deadline to file for Economic Impact Pa...
11/12/2020
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service

Attention Veterans and Social Security beneficiaries: the IRS has extended their deadline to file for Economic Impact Payments to November 21, 2020. Apply today using the IRS Non-Filer tool here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Steps to receive the Economic Impact Payment if you haven't filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and aren't receiving Social Security, SS Disability Income or Railroad Retirement benefits. This payment is also referred to as "stimulus checks" or "coronavirus relief."

11/11/2020
Veterans Day 2020

Freedom is never free. Thank you to the brave service men and women who risked everything to protect our freedom both here at home and overseas.

Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps and thank you to those who chose to become one of the few and proud by ...
11/10/2020

Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps and thank you to those who chose to become one of the few and proud by serving as a Marine! Thank you for all you have done to keep our nation safe. I am incredibly proud of my son Bill, who is serving in our Marine Corps!

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, which is a great time to brush up on basic seizure first aid, so you’re ready to h...
11/09/2020
First Aid for Seizures - Stay, Safe, Side

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, which is a great time to brush up on basic seizure first aid, so you’re ready to help a friend or loved one in need. If you’re helping someone with a seizure, DO:
✔️Stay close by
✔️Turn the person on their side if unconscious
✔️Move the person away from sharp or harmful objects
✔️Loosen ties or other tight clothing around the throat
Remember to call 9-1-1 if the person is pregnant, it is their first seizure, or when in doubt. Learn more and become seizure first aid certified here: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/seizure-first-aid-and-safety/first-aid-seizures-stay-safe-side

Do you know the simple care and comfort steps for seizure first aid? Find out.

Saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, and former Congressman Jim Ramstad. His legacy as a champion for mental he...
11/06/2020
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, champion of mental health issues, dies at 74

Saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, and former Congressman Jim Ramstad. His legacy as a champion for mental health still touches our lives today and inspires my work. He was truly a great Minnesotan and will be missed. Praying for comfort for his loved ones. https://www.startribune.com/former-u-s-rep-jim-ramstad-champion-of-mental-health-issues-dies/572988872/

He championed mental health issues for decades.

I am honored to be a participant in this year’s Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day virtual event. Joi...
11/06/2020
MDVA Veterans Day 2020

I am honored to be a participant in this year’s Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day virtual event. Join me in thanking all who have served by tuning in November 11 at 8AM CT here: https://mn.gov/mdva/news/events/?id=1066-450450

For the past 15 years, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has hosted a live Veterans Day event, typically held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights, MN, with sponsorship by the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force and supported by state and local partners. This ye...

Life is unpredictable—but a solid financial plan that includes savings and insurance can help families weather life’s ch...
11/05/2020

Life is unpredictable—but a solid financial plan that includes savings and insurance can help families weather life’s challenges. I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined the Congressional Financial Security Caucus. Read more about my work to secure Americans’ long-term financial security here: https://emmer.house.gov/financial-services

Minnesota is home to the largest population of gray wolves in the contiguous United States — which can pose a real threa...
10/30/2020

Minnesota is home to the largest population of gray wolves in the contiguous United States — which can pose a real threat to the livelihoods of our farmers and ranchers if not properly managed. I am glad to see the Department of the Interior finally delist the Gray Wolf & leave conservation up to Minnesotans! Read more here: https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?id=0A81886D-8C94-4CCF-8E4D-4FAE4C815254

Small businesses are the engine that keeps America moving, and helping them stay afloat - even in this difficult time - ...
10/29/2020

Small businesses are the engine that keeps America moving, and helping them stay afloat - even in this difficult time - is a priority. Thank you to the National Federation of Independent Business for naming me as one of the 116th Congress’s Guardians of Small Business! I will continue to fight for the bright future of our nation’s small businesses.

10/27/2020

Welcome home to the more than 700 Minnesota National Guard service men and women who returned to Minnesota last week after being deployed for over a year in Iraq and Kuwait. Thank you for all that you do to keep our nation safe and free.

In 2018 alone, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, which are often obtained from the medicine c...
10/24/2020

In 2018 alone, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, which are often obtained from the medicine cabinet of a family member or friend. This National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, find a location near you to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

The Sixth District’s farmers and producers have done an incredible job this year keeping our supply chain moving and gro...
10/22/2020

The Sixth District’s farmers and producers have done an incredible job this year keeping our supply chain moving and grocery shelves stocked. I’m proud to be a champion of our agriculture community, and honored to be named a Friend of the Farm Bureau! Thank you to Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap for this award, and all you do for Minnesota. https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?id=0B49CD1E-1806-4F60-9D96-B6FA01AE976F

Happy Unity Day! Last year, the PACER Center and I worked together to introduce the bipartisan H.Res. 651, which would d...
10/21/2020
H.Res.651 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Supporting the designation of October 2019 as "National Bullying Prevention Month" and October 23, 2019, as "Unity Day".

Happy Unity Day! Last year, the PACER Center and I worked together to introduce the bipartisan H.Res. 651, which would designate October National Bullying Prevention Month and designate October 23 as Unity Day. Let’s stand together to promote inclusion and put an end to bullying. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/651/summary/00

Summary of H.Res.651 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Supporting the designation of October 2019 as "National Bullying Prevention Month" and October 23, 2019, as "Unity Day".

Health care providers—especially small and rural hospitals—have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis....
10/20/2020

Health care providers—especially small and rural hospitals—have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. These providers are already strained, and the last thing they need are additional bureaucratic hoops to jump through for relief. Unfortunately, the new Department of Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements do just that. Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Pete Stauber and I sent a letter to HHS Secretary Azar expressing our concern about these reporting requirements, which could force providers to return much-needed relief funds. Read my letter here: https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?ID=D683A561-C71E-4872-A347-62DFA6B0CA43

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply for the Congressional App Challenge! The app challenge is an incredible opportu...
10/19/2020

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply for the Congressional App Challenge! The app challenge is an incredible opportunity for middle and high schoolers to try their hand at coding and even have their app displayed in the Capitol Building! Students can apply before 7PM CT: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one in seven men will suffer from domestic violence ...
10/16/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one in seven men will suffer from domestic violence in their lifetime. If you or someone you love is suffering, call 1-800-799-7233.

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress established the naval force that would grow into our Navy. Thank you to th...
10/13/2020

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress established the naval force that would grow into our Navy. Thank you to the brave men& women who serve!

Our mental health requires constant maintenance and care, and with COVID-19 related stress, this is more important than ...
10/10/2020
Take time for your mental health

Our mental health requires constant maintenance and care, and with COVID-19 related stress, this is more important than ever. This World Mental Health Day, take a moment to check in on your mental health. You can read more about my support for mental health care via the St. Cloud Times, here:

As we continue to fight COVID-19 together, it is important to prioritize your mental health and seek help when you need it.

10/10/2020
U.S. Naval Academy Founder's Day

Wishing a happy 175th anniversary to the United States Naval Academy! This incredible military academy turns young people into leaders for our armed forces. I’ve seen this firsthand, and am proud to have a son who attends the Naval Academy.

10 October marks the United States Naval Academy's Founder's Day. On this day in 1845, the Naval Academy was established on a 10-acre Army post named Fort Se...

10/08/2020
Retirement Inflation Protection Act

In uncertain times like these, long-term retirement savings are a financial safety net that have taken a lifetime to build. However, under current law, retiring Americans are being hit with a big tax bill right when they need those savings most. I am proud to announce the introduction of the Retirement Inflation Protection Act (RIPA) which will eliminate the tax on gains solely due to inflation, giving Americans the financial security to retire on their own terms. Read more here: https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?id=80326ED2-9F52-488A-BC31-C570EB1FFEDC

So glad to virtually meet with Markus & Sarah Yager, MN06’s Angels in Adoption honorees! They traveled across continents...
10/07/2020

So glad to virtually meet with Markus & Sarah Yager, MN06’s Angels in Adoption honorees! They traveled across continents to Nigeria and fought for months to finally bring their daughter, Olivia, home. Congratulations to the Yager family!

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I remember what breast cancer has taken from my own family. My sister Bridget pass...
10/06/2020

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I remember what breast cancer has taken from my own family. My sister Bridget passed away from breast cancer and in her memory, I will always work to raise awareness and support for the other families affected. Over the course of their lifetime, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer - and over 276,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed this year alone. I have consistently supported full funding of the NIH, and urged increased funding for women’s health. Together, we will find a cure for this devastating disease.

10/05/2020

Attention Minnesota Veterans: VA Under Secretary for Benefits, Dr. Paul R. Lawrence, PhD will be hosting a tele-town hall TOMORROW for MN Vets and their families at 4PMCT. The call will be focused on COVID-19 response and updates on the Blue Water Navy and Solid Start programs. Interested veterans can join by calling in at 833-380-0417.

09/30/2020

Fintech stands to create tremendous opportunities for a stronger financial future for millions previously excluded by our system. Yesterday, I urged the House Financial Services Committee to create a permanent Subcommittee dedicated to fintech so Congress can learn more about and support these innovations. Read more here: https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?ID=791AB5C2-5398-488B-8350-B1FD653CABDB

09/29/2020
Teacher Tax Credit

Our teachers have been going above and beyond to adapt to educating during the COVID-19 crisis, and for many of them that means paying for their classroom’s PPE out of their own pocket. In fact, 88% of teachers report paying for PPE like masks & hand sanitizer themselves. My Safe Teachers Assistance and Return To School (STARTS) Act will allow teachers to deduct up to $3,000 in PPE costs from their taxes. Read more here: https://emmer.house.gov/press-releases?id=FC1EDB1C-05E6-4B39-8F67-6BB0953367C1

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I read your interview on MPR. Please define "socialist" and demonstrate how the green new deal fits that definition but the VA, Social Security, the police departments, and the fire departments don't. Why are you perpetrating lies at the expense of our election integrity? There has been no evidence of wide-spread voter fraud. "I heard it from a guy who heard about it from this other guy that may not have actually been there." or "I left the room so I don't really know what happened." is not evidence. But that is what is being presented in court. Your team lost. Instead of being gracious, your team is going to destroy the entire idea of election integrity. I guess in 2022 we should ask the UN to send international observers.
What are you going to do Emmer? Keep ignoring covid and all the other damage the GOP has done in the last 4 years?
Congressman Emmer ~ I live in your district. I called your DC office and your local office yesterday and spoke to people in both offices. In addition to that, I sent you an email. I just wanted to tell you how extremely disappointed I am with you for your failure to step up and support President Trump this week with all the corruption going on in certain states with the ballot counting. You have been radio silent all week. Why?? Your inaction on this matter is very telling and shows that your failure to support President Trump is a slap in the face to your constituents who support our President. SHAME ON YOU!! The fact that you were a lobbyist for National Popular Vote and opposed the Electoral College says A LOT!! Could it be that you are in fact a member of the ‘Deep State’ and the Coup that is trying to take President Trump down!? Direct your moral compass in the right direction. Put on your big boy pants, step up and do your job!!!
For someone who has been riding Trump's coat-tails for nearly four years, you're not doing much to publicly support him.
Get your ass in gear and start fighting for election integrity. You only won Minnesota because Trump was popular in your district. You would have lost handedly had he not. GET YOUR ASS UP. I am a conservative and will work my ass off to get you unseated if you do not stand up for election integrity.
This outrageous fraud! In what world does Joe Biden get more Votes than Hillary and more votes than Obama?
Congressman Emmer, as chair of the RNCC you are directly responsible for the posts appearing on the MN GOP candidate pages that direct them to a phone number if they "observe any issues at the polls." The phone number is for Trump's campaign!!! This is voter interference and has been reported to authorities and the media. I've said it too many times in the past, but Shame On You, Tom Emmer.
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I live in the 6th district and I posted this to this page yesterday. It appears Emmer had it deleted. I thought you wanted and accepted constituent feedback, Tom. Just over a week from today we will begin to learn and decide what kind of a country we are or want to be. Beyond the chaos, blatant corruption and incompetence, seemingly lost, too often, is the unhinged cruelty. “We need to take away children” Literally a policy of this White House. Donald Trump, aided and abetted by Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions, and Rod Rosenstein, has ripped thousands of children, including infants and toddlers, from their parents. Then they put them in cages. Over five hundred are still alone with little chance of reuniting. At least six have died. Does anyone think this makes America great? This is a horror and anyone it doesn’t bother needs to search their soul. If you mark your ballot for 4 more years of this, you are literally saying you are ok with physically removing children from their mother’s arms. This is Tom Emmer yucking it up with DJT in Duluth on a day some 70 kids were taken from their parents. Neither of them will get my vote. Unless you are ok with this, Tom Emmer does not deserve your vote either.
Just over a week from today we will begin to learn and decide what kind of a country we are or want to be. Beyond the chaos, blatant corruption and incompetence, seemingly lost, too often, is the unhinged cruelty. “We need to take away children” Literally a policy of this White House. Donald Trump, aided and abetted by Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions, and Rod Rosenstein, has ripped thousands of children, including infants and toddlers, from their parents. Then they put them in cages. Over five hundred are still alone with little chance of reuniting. At least six have died. Does anyone think this makes America great? This is a horror and anyone it doesn’t bother needs to search their soul. If you mark your ballot for 4 more years of this, you are literally saying you are ok with physically removing children from their mother’s arms. This is Tom Emmer yucking it up with DJT in Duluth on a day some 70 kids were taken from their parents. Neither of them will get my vote. Unless you are ok with this, Tom Emmer does not deserve your vote either.
Tom Emmer, why are you on some mail with Liberals Joe Biden and Tina Smith?
Hello Representative Tom Emmer, please support the Girls LEAD Act. Around the world, there are currently 132,000 girls between the ages of 6 and 17 who are not enrolled in school. Promoting education will decrease the number of child marriages, and violence against women. This act will implement ways to increase girls participation in democracy, human rights, and governance.