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

‘A Certain Hypocrisy’: Erik Paulsen And Disaster Relief Funding

In the wake of three major hurricanes-Harvey, Irma, and Maria-America’s disaster relief management (or mismanagement) mechanisms are being closely scrutinized. How does Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen’s own voting record on disaster relief and funding measure up? In 2009, Paulsen voted in support of H.R. 1746, the Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010. The bill reauthorized … Continue reading ‘A Certain Hypocrisy’: Erik Paulsen And Disaster Relief Funding