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.
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 …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Paulsen: "IPAB is a powerful new board of 15 unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats whose task will be to save Medicare money by setting reimbursement rates for specific procedures."
Monday, March 26, 2012
Dear Friends, First, I just want to thank those who took the time to attend my "Congress on Your Corner" events recently. These sessions give me great input, and I appreciate hearing your views on a wide variety of issues such as high gas prices, the economy, the national debt, and health care. This week in Washington, legislation which I cosponsored banning insider trading for members of Congress finally made its way to the President for his signature. Here is an update on some other activities for the week. Let me know whenever I can be of assistance and keep in touch. Remember to follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and get my free iPhone App. Erik Paulsen Member of Congress Protecting Seniors and Strengthening Medicare One provision in …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Provisions include extending payroll tax cut and call for action on controversial oil pipeline.
by U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen This week, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act which will create an immediate 20,000 new jobs and help struggling Americans who are out of work. Here’s a summary of what the legislation contains: Extends 100 percent business expensing through 2012 to make it easier for job creators and small businesses to invest now in new machinery and equipment, grow their businesses and create jobs. The bill ensures a decision on the Keystone XL energy pipeline unless the President determines the project is not in the national interest. The project would create thousands of American jobs and increase America's energy security. Similar legislation has already …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Congressman Erik Paulsen, who represents Minnetonka in the U.S. House of Representatives, writes on job creation, reigning in out-of-control spending and interacting with constituents.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Editor's note: The following is a newsletter posted by Congressman Erik Paulsen on Sept. 30. Paulsen represents Minnesota's Third District, which includes Minnetonka. One of the highlights for me this week was spending time at several innovative Minnesota small businesses. Here’s an update on the latest from Washington and Minnesota. Let me know whenever I can be of assistance and keep in touch. Remember to follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and get my free iPhone App. Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Every business in America was started by an individual with an idea and a little elbow grease. Whether it’s 3M, Medtronic, or Peg’s Countryside Café in Hamel, the businesses which employ our neighbors and friends were started with an …