Tag Archives: Erik Paulsen

Bachmann and Paulsen : In the Steps of Reagan

Having previously noted that the House only “worked” 61 days (through June 12th … out of a possible 158 days ), a story in The Daily Beast suggests what some lawmakers may doing with those other days … “lawmakers have taken more than 200 trips financed by private groups, costing more than $1 million since […]

Bachmann, Kline, Paulsen Vote AGAINST Vet Funding

America is at war, and yesterday the House voted on HR 525 … the bill was approved but there was strong dissent by the Republican majority with 138 saying NO including Minnesotans John Kline (R-MN-02), Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN-06). Looking particularly at the members of the House Armed Services Committee, all the […]

MN-03 : Why Isn’t Paulsen Talking About Cut-Go ?

On Friday, while the House of Representatives was debating spending bills for the current year, the Congressional Budget Office was assessing some legislation being promoted by the Republican majority. For example, Erik Paulsen proudly issued a press release that his Ways and Means Committee had approved for a full House vote his legislation H.R. 4, […]

MN-03 : Paulsen Taking Credit For Fait Accompli

I had to chuckle when I read Erik Paulsen’s Press Release : Rep. Paulsen Votes to Repeal Job-Crushing 1099 Reporting Requirements Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-03) released the following statement today after the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act. This bill would repeal the new 1099 […]

Paulsen –v- Bachmann/Kline on God

What does it say about members of Congress that at a time when 15.1 million Americans are unemployed that they caucus to count the number of times, and how, the word “God” was used by President Obama ? Yet, the Congressional Prayer Caucus is willing to set aside time in their day to “to discuss […]