I wish I could congratulate Erik Paulsen on his recent decision to join the Climate Solutions Caucus. Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and it's long past time to find solutions and take action. But it's hard to congratulate Congressman Paulsen when his actual votes on the environment have been so damaging.
Regarding Erik Paulsen's self-congratulatory column of June 25. Erik Paulsen has, among others, a problem with the truth. In his "look at me" piece, he claims that the immigration bill that the big, bad Democratic "activist base" and recalcitrant Republicans - about time - won't pass provides for "a permanent solution for young DACA recipients."
This debate is hosted by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce and will be moderated by KSTP's Tom Hauser. A discounted cost of $35 is available to Chamber of Commerce members, which comes with a $400-$4,000 annual membership fee. Political debates for any seat should be free and open to the public.
Erik Paulsen tried to explain why he's supporting a new immigration overhaul bill in a letter to the Eden Prairie News. But he only proved his loyalty to congressional Republicans. Despite his references to the legislation as a "compromise," Democrats haven't been involved in the negotiations.
This past week, Rep. Erik Paulsen has talked a big game with no action. He "hoped" Trump would change his policy on family separation, but wasn't brave enough to tell Trump directly. He avoided Trump's visit by hiding in Washington D.C., claiming he was there to work on immigration policy.
I recently called the District of Columbia office of my U.S. representative, Erik Paulsen, to express my opinion about cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the farm bill. I identified my zip code and myself and proceeded to register my objections to SNAP cuts, citing the problem of hunger in Minnesota for adults and children.
"My parents taught me to love the outdoors," he says. "I camp and canoe with my family in Minnesota's Yellowstone: the Boundary Waters." The Boundary Waters are a gem for outdoor enthusiasts -- 234,000 acres of untouched wilderness, miles from any human activity.