Erik Paulsen Is Part Of America’s Gun Problem

Armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The assault was one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, and has renewed calls for stricter gun control legislation, more thorough background checks, and renewed scrutiny for politicians like Rep. Erik … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Is Part Of America’s Gun Problem

Can Erik Paulsen Make Civility Great Again?

Late last month, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) became an inaugural member of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus. Paulsen joins fellow caucus Reps. David Joyce (R-Ohio), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Steve Knight (R-Calif.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). … Continue reading Can Erik Paulsen Make Civility Great Again?

The Dean Phillips Campaign Is Gaining Steam

The 2018 mid-term elections are just months away, and Rep. Erik Paulsen’s main Democratic challenger, Dean Phillips, is working diligently to unseat him. A longtime resident with a background in business, Phillips has been making the rounds through the 3rd Congressional District in what used to be a milk truck. Phillips describes himself as “fiscally responsible, socially … Continue reading The Dean Phillips Campaign Is Gaining Steam

Desperate To Improve Paulsen’s Image, GOP Leadership Appoints Him Chairman Of Joint Economic Committee  

Earlier this month, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) appointed Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) to chair the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). The JEC is responsible for analyzing economic conditions and recommending economic policy improvements. Both House and Senate members sit on the Committee. Paulsen said that as chair, he’ll work to improve job creation and salary growth. “The JEC … Continue reading Desperate To Improve Paulsen’s Image, GOP Leadership Appoints Him Chairman Of Joint Economic Committee  

How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

Having failed to attain the necessary votes Friday for a continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded, Congress began Monday without a deal to reopen the government. The process has been complicated by President Trump’s interference. The GOP’s original plan was to offer reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six … Continue reading How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

01/20/2018: DFL Disability Caucus Annual Meeting

Posted on behalf of CD3 DFL Outreach. For questions, please email cd3outreach@gmail.com. MINNESOTA DEMOCRATS (DFL) Disability Caucus Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 2-4 pm at DFL HQ or by phone. All MN Democrats are welcome to visit or call in to learn more about our Community Caucus. We represent DFL’ers living with disabilities, including family, friends, … Continue reading 01/20/2018: DFL Disability Caucus Annual Meeting