Friday, May 17, 2013
The congressman representing Minnesota's Third District questioned IRS and Treasury Department officials at the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Friday.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) spoke out on the scandal involving the IRS giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups Friday. Paulsen tweeted: This is a bad week for America, that's the bottom line. #IRS needs to be held accountable. At a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the matter Friday, Paulsen zeroed in on how long the IRS kept lists of donors it had collected from citizen groups, and whether it was common practice for the IRS to ask groups about connections to particular individuals. See a YouTube clip of Paulsen at the hearing here at the Patch desktop site or at YouTube.com.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
"For over two months, Minnesota medical device innovators have had to pay bi-monthly installments of a new $30 billion tax on their sales (not profit)."
Wednesday, March 27
by U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen This week, I joined the Hugh Hewitt radio show to discuss the importance of repealing the medical device tax. For over two months, Minnesota medical device innovators have had to pay bi-monthly installments of a new $30 billion tax on their sales (not profit). That means more layoffs and cutbacks in R&D investment as these dynamic job creators are forced to prioritize paying the tax above employing talented workers and investing in new technologies and treatments. This new tax threatens many of the 400 Minnesota device innovators who provide jobs for 35,000 of our neighbors, friends, and family members. Listen to my radio interview HERE In my latest Erik’s Correspondence Corner, I answered a question from…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Erik Paulsen sent congratulations to the State Champion Wayzata High School Girls Nordic Ski Team from the floor of the U.S. House.
Wayzata High School's Nordic Ski Team won its first State Championship in more than 30 years.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District representative joins Influential committee that recommends policies to grow U.S. economy.
Friday, February 15
House Speaker John Boehner announced that U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen has been appointed to the bicameral Joint Economic Committee. “Erik Paulsen has been a steadfast champion of pro-growth economic principles and has worked tirelessly on policies that grow the economy and help small businesses create jobs,” said Speaker Boehner. “Erik has a keen understanding of the fiscal issues facing our country, and will be a valued contributor to JEC as it works to report on current economic conditions and make suggestions for improvements to the economy.” The JEC is a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of ten members from each the Senate and the House of Representatives, and was established by the Employment Act of 1946. The committee’s…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday's "Congress on Your Corner" event gave constituents a chance to speak with the Third District congressman about a wide range of issues.
Congressman Erik Paulsen hosted a “Congress on Your Corner” event at the Cub Foods in Chanhassan yesterday, where he spoke with about a dozen constituents from throughout the Third District about a broad range of federal issues. Kevin Crystal from Chanhassan came to speak with Paulsen about proposed gun control legislation, and to voice his opposition to any restriction of Second Amendments rights. “I told him I’m against gun control and encouraged him to vote against it, because it’s not effective,” Crystal said. Proposed gun control being advocated by President Barack Obama was a common thread among the conversations Paulsen had Thursday, and the third-term Republican congressman said he was unconvinced that further restricting gun laws …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Ben, a student at Eden Prairie High School, sent in a letter explaining his thoughts on nuclear energy. Tracey in Bloomington e-mailed in this week with her thoughts on recent legislation to continue the Congressional pay freeze.
Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) answered constituent questions in his first installment of Erik's Correspondence Corner of 2013. This week, Paulsen answered questions sent in from Eden Prairie and Bloomington. Ben, a student at Eden Prairie High School, sent in a letter explaining his thoughts on nuclear energy. Tracey in Bloomington e-mailed in this week with her thoughts on recent legislation to continue the Congressional pay freeze. Each week, Representative Paulsen receives thousands of letters, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and phone calls from constituents voicing their opinions. Through this video series, Representative Paulsen regularly responds to constituent correspondence on a variety of topics.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Congressman Erik Paulsen's 'no' vote based on lack of "long-term solution to cut spending and fundamentally reform our outdated tax code."
Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03) released the following statement after voting against the Senate deal regarding the fiscal cliff: “When I first ran for Congress, I said that Washington was broken," Paulsen wrote. "Unfortunately, that is still the case. The Senate deal fails to bring any meaningful solution to reign in government spending or reduce the budget deficit. At a time when Washington borrows 46 cents on every dollar it spends, we need a long term solution to cut spending and fundamentally reform our outdated tax code." Paulsen currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is co-chair of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus. He represents several area communities, including the Lake Minnetonka area, Maple …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Establishes Commission to Develop Recommendations to Reduce Child Deaths Due to Abuse and Neglect.
- Jay Corn
Friday, December 21, 2012
Congressman Erik Paulsen, Acting Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, issued a statement Friday after the House passed the Protect Our Kids Act—legislation which establishes a commission to develop recommendations to reduce child deaths from neglect and abuse. The 12 member commission would study a variety of issues, including prevention methods, data on fatalities and the adequacy of current programs, and then make recommendations to reduce child maltreatment deaths. Last week, Rep. Paulsen chaired a Human Resources Subcommittee hearing examining the bipartisan proposal. During the hearing, the committee heard from multiple witnesses, including former Minnesota 3rddistrict Congressman Bill Frenzel. Rep. Paulsen…
Monday, November 19, 2012
United States Congressman Erik Paulsen: "My top priorities are to stop the tax hikes set to take place on Jan. 1 and pass comprehensive tax reform so we can grow our economy and bring in more revenue to help get Washington’s fiscal house in order."
Monday, November 19, 2012
Working Across the Aisle to Avert the Jobs Cliff There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about the upcoming “fiscal cliff”—something I’ve been sounding the alarm bells about for months. Under current law, taxes are scheduled to increase on Jan. 1 for all Americans unless Congress takes action. This would be a significant hit to the economy, which is why I refer to it as a “jobs cliff.” There’s also a series of automatic spending cuts that will be imposed at year's end that many say should be altered to be more strategically targeted rather than simply imposed across the board. My top priorities are to stop the tax hikes set to take place on Jan. 1 and pass comprehensive tax reform so we can grow our economy and bring in more …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
United States Congressman Erik Paulsen represents most of the Lake Minnetonka area and is up for re-election this November.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
by Congressman Erik Paulsen STEM Jobs Act: Retaining the World’s Brightest The United States leads the world with the best universities, attracting the smartest scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs from across the globe. But many of those who graduate with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math—or “STEM” fields—are foreign students who return to their home countries and start new businesses and invent new technologies. Nearly four out of every ten master’s degrees awarded in STEM fields are earned by foreign students. It makes no sense to educate these students here and then send them back home to work for our competitors. This week, the House voted to reform the immigration system to keep some of the world’s best and …