Dear Friend,

It has been another busy week in Washington, D.C., and I want to give you an update on some of the latest news from the U.S. Capitol. As always, if there is ever anything I can do to help, please get in touch. My contact information is at the bottom of this message. Thank you for the honor of representing you!

Michelle Fischbach
Member of Congress

Introducing the Child Care Choices Act


I introduced my first bill as a Member of Congress this week, the Child Care Choices Act. The legislation prioritizes parental choice and open the doors for more home-, family-, and faith-based child care options and is aimed at easing the child care shortage felt by many families.

The Child Care Choices Act would reform the Child Care Development Block Grant by directing states to prioritize direct child care assistance payments to families in the form of vouchers. In an effort to limit potential bias against certain types of child care providers and bring additional price transparency to families, the legislation would require states to detail how payment rates to providers are set. While states would retain the ability to differentiate payment rates, the Child Care Choices Act would prohibit them from doing so based solely on whether a provider is home-, family-, or faith-based.

It is imperative that working families have access to affordable child care options in their own communities.

Equal Rights Amendment

This week, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 17, a bill to remove the deadline for the ratification of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. The deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has long passed, and more than four decades later, Congress does not have the authority to simply extend it. This unconstitutional resolution does nothing to advance equality. Instead, it is being used as a vehicle for far-left special interest groups and liberal activists to challenge state laws that respect the right to life and enshrine pro-abortion rights in the Constitution.


Click here to watch Rep. Fischbach's remarks on the House floor

Voting Against H.R. 6

Finally, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2021. I voted against the bill, which provides amnesty to illegal immigrants, incentivizes illegal border crossings, and it will worsen the surge of illegal immigration we are currently seeing. The legislation provides green cards to criminal aliens at a time when the southern border is overwhelmed, costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and shuns law enforcement by failing to provide any resources to enforce the law. While I agree that a solution for DACA recipients should be found, this bill is not it.


Watch Rep. Fischbach discuss the importance of rural broadband infrastructure during the KKCQ Radio Virtual Farm Forum


A virtual meeting with members of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association

A virtual meeting with members of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

In the News

The Week Ahead

House committees will meet over the next several weeks to consider issues and legislation. The full House of Representatives is not scheduled to be back in session until Tuesday, April 13.

Connect on Social Media

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