Litchfield, Minnesota – U.S. Representatives Tom Emmer (MN-06), Pete Stauber (MN-08), Brad Finstad (MN-01), and Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) issued the following statement in reaction to the recently concluded state legislative session:

“In just five months, the unchecked Democrat Party has wreaked unprecedented havoc on Minnesotans and our future. For weeks, fellow Members of Congress from across the country have been asking us what is wrong with the lawmakers in St. Paul. Like us, they are shocked at how the Democrat-controlled legislature in a few short months recklessly blew an $18 billion surplus on a partisan, special-interest spending spree. When that wasn’t enough to satisfy them, they passed $10 billion in tax increases on the same hardworking Minnesotans who were overtaxed in the first place. Remember the $2,000 rebate checks the Democrats promised during the campaign last fall? Many Minnesotans who pay taxes won’t even receive a penny back, while some will receive $260 at most, much of which will go right back to St. Paul in new delivery, sales, and gas taxes. Governor Walz and the Democrat-controlled legislature duped Minnesotans.

“Their overreach didn’t end with reckless spending. They pursued a litany of other extreme agenda items from new attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights, to drivers licenses for illegal immigrants, to California Green New Deal measures and everything in between. And, of course, with all that spending the only thing they decided to cut was funding for pregnancy care centers for women wanting an alternative to abortion. From the Range to the Red River to Rochester and Rockville, average Minnesotans will remember the Democrats’ broken promises and extreme anti-police, anti-freedom, and anti-common sense policies that are anything but ‘One Minnesota.’”

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About Michelle Fischbach:

Michelle Fischbach is the U.S. Congressional Representative for western Minnesota’s 7th District. She is a trailblazer and proven conservative leader, continuing to make her mark as a member of the House Committees on Ways and Means, Budget, and Rules. On Ways and Means, she serves on the Trade Subcommittee and the Oversight Subcommittee. Prior to her election to Congress, she served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate – initially from 2011-12, then again from 2017-18. She also served as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee. In her 2020 victory, she was the only Republican to flip a seat that wasn’t open or held by a Democrat freshman, defeating a 30 year incumbent by 14 points. She holds a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Michelle and her husband, Scott, live in Regal and have two grown children and seven grandchildren.

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