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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Third District congressman also spoke about autism and visited Osseo High School Boston Scientific in Maple Grove.
In his regular Correspondence Corner video, U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) responds to a question from Ellen in Coon Rapids about preserving national parks, and reads a comment from Robin in Bloomington about FAA furloughs. See the video at right or at YouTube.com. In an email message to constituents, Paulsen touted his bill to help national parks: This past week was National Park Week ... In just a few years, our national parks will celebrate their 100th birthday. As part of this centennial celebration, I'm authoring legislation, H.R. 627, to allow the U.S. Mint to issue a National Park commemorative coin for collectors, with all of the proceeds going to help the National Park Foundation and support our national parks. The bill has no …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The congressman also addressed a Joint Economic Committee on the United States' debt.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen said in his weekly video that he is backing legislation that would make a new medal for the military's "cyber warriors" rank lower than medals for soldiers who participate in combat. See Paulsen's "Correspondence Corner" video above or at YouTube.com. Last week, Paulsen addressed a hearing of Congress' Joint Economic Committee on the topic of the nation's debt crisis. See a video of those remarks in the Storify window above (use the scroll bar at the right of the window), or at Storify.com or YouTube.com. Paulsen represents Minnesota's Third Congressional District, which includes Maple Grove, Edina, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, and Minnetonka and the other cities around Lake Minnetonka.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Former DFL candidate Brian Barnes said Rep. Erik Paulsen has a 'repeated record of failure when it comes to true bipartisanship and problem solving.'
As a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I learned to live by a simple creed “Acta Non Verba,” or Deeds not Words. Too often, we see few deeds and far too many words coming out of Washington. It seems to take a crisis before anyone in Congress will lift a finger, except to point it at the other side. Having barely avoided the Fiscal Cliff, many politicians want to hide their career-long failures by posturing--proudly standing up, pounding their chests with conviction, and talking about the broken ways of Washington. They express outrage, frustration, and contempt. They blame others and complain. The Fiscal Cliff was avoidable. Both the House and the Senate had more than a year to settle the issue. Yet, ultimately, these career …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Minnesota's Third Congressional District candidates Democrat Brian Barnes and Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen share views on the economy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Democrat Brian Barnes and Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen, candidates for Minnesota's Third Congressional District, share their views on the economy during this video profile, courtesy of Channel 12.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Congressman Erik Paulsen says for the first time since World War II, Congress has cut discretionary spending for two years in a row promoting an environment where job creators can begin to expand their payrolls and get Minnesotans back to work.
Dear Friends, These first couple weeks of the New Year have provided me an opportunity to visit with neighbors, students, teachers, seniors, and many small business job creators in our community. I’ve listened and gathered ideas on what you believe should be a priority in 2012. I encourage all of you to continue to join the conversation and stay in touch by visiting my website, Facebook page, and Twitter. 2012: No Higher Priority than Job Creation Since the beginning of the 112th Congress, the focus has been on efforts to turn around our stagnant economy, solve our nation’s debt crisis, and get America on a path to economic prosperity once again. We’ve begun to change the culture in Washington by banning earmarks and cutting our budgets …