Monday, May 20, 2013
The congressman for Minnesota's Third District expressed outrage at the IRS scandal on the Hugh Hewitt show.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) issued a timely Facebook posting Monday about the tornadoes in Oklahoma: My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma and those affected by today’s devastation. Please stay safe. Congress on Your Corner Paulsen held a "Congress on Your Corner" Monday at the Cub Foods store in Maple Grove. (See the Storify above or at Storify.com.) IRS Scandal Paulsen appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show last week to discuss the IRS targeting of groups based on political affiliation (listen to the program here). Paulsen summarized his position at his blog: It is unconscionable that the IRS deliberately targeted individuals based on their political beliefs. Absolutely no one should come under extra scrutiny from the IRS …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The congressman from Minnesota's Third District ruled out running for anything other than re-election.
U.S. Sen. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) said in a statement Monday that he will not run for another office than the one he holds in 2014. With his Facebook posting, Paulsen takes him out of consideration as a Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Al Franken or Gov. Mark Dayton, both DFL Party members up for re-election that year: "After thinking carefully about how I can best help my fellow Minnesotans, I have decided to not seek election for a different office in 2014. If the people of the Third Congressional District will allow me, I hope to continue my work in the U.S. House of Representatives, where I can be most effective, in the years ahead. The warm encouragement from many people to run for U.S. senator or the governorship was deeply humbling. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The congressman from Minnesota's Third District also had a hand in three art competitions.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) wrote in a Politico op-ed posted Sunday that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) economic treaty with Europe 'is a golden opportunity for America.' Paulsen and his co-author, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) wrote: A comprehensive trade and investment partnership with the EU is good for American job creators and workers and should be welcomed in Congress as one opportunity we can all embrace. Read Paulsen's full op-ed at Politico.com. Art, Art, Art Visual art was on Paulsen's agenda three ways in the last week: School Visit Paulsen visited Osseo Senior High School on April 29, 2013. Principal Dr. Robert Perdaems said: “Erik Paulsen’s visit was also a great day for the school. He came as a …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The MN congressman said Tuesday his bill now has the support of 218 cosponsors.
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) announced Tuesday his bill to repeal a new 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices has the 218 votes it needs for approval in the House of Representatives. At his congressional website, Paulsen said: “The message from the House is clear: it’s time to repeal the medical device tax. ... Not only is repeal important to the 400,000 Americans whose jobs this vital industry supports, but for the countless patients and consumers who benefit from the life-saving and life-improving technologies developed by our nation’s medical device innovators. Last year, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation repealing the tax, and I’m confident we’ll do so again. Now it’s time for the U.S. Senate to follow the House’s lead, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen voted against passage of last week's "fiscal cliff" bill and says it is "unconscionable" that deal included hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to special interest industries.
Monday, January 7
by Erik Paulsen Congress has a history of engaging in short term fixes instead of embracing long term solutions. It's one of my biggest frustrations and reasons there is uncertainty in the economy. The final fiscal cliff deal failed to bring any meaningful solution to reform spending or reduce the budget deficit. Ironically, it increases the deficit by $4 trillion. Instead, the deal postponed automatic spending cuts for two months that were supposed to begin in January, so in February we will have a new budget cliff to deal with. It's also unconscionable that this deal included hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to special interest industries like Hollywood, NASCAR, and Puerto Rican rum producers, but did not …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Erik Paulsen was re-elected to another term as U.S. Congressman on Election Day 2012.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
To the editor, My most heartfelt thanks goes out to all my neighbors for entrusting me with representing you in the United States House of Representatives. Serving as your voice in Washington is a responsibility, honor and privilege I take very seriously. There are significant challenges facing our country—challenges that we must address together as a community, state and nation. I will continue to work on rebuilding our economy, creating jobs, tackling our budget challenges and addressing the concerns of Minnesota families and small businesses. I will continue my outreach and listen to you. I value the advice and feedback I have received from the 350 small businesses I've toured and 115 classrooms I've visited and remain energized and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Brian Barnes concedes to Erik Paulsen just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Incumbent Republican Erik Paulsen will serve another term on the U.S. House of Representatives in the Third Congressional District. The district includes Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Plymouth and Wayzata. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State, Paulsen lead by 16 percentage points. With 100 percent of precincts counted, Paulsen beat Barnes 222,234 to 159,941 votes. Barnes, the DFL candidate in the race, released the following statement just before 11:30 p.m. on Election Day after calling to congratulate Erik Paulsen on his re-election: "Tonight didn't end as we would've liked, but this campaign has never been about just one election. "We set out on this journey 15 months ago to raise important issues …