May 14, 2021

Dear Friend:


We just wrapped up a week in Washington, D.C., which I spent in constituent meetings, committee hearings, and voting on legislation. I will be back in Washington on Monday for another week of hearings and votes.


As always, my office is open and ready to serve constituents of Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to help.









Michelle Fischbach

Member of  Congress


Re-Opening Northern Border

A resolution to the prolonged U.S./Canada border closure is long overdue. This week, along with my fellow Minnesota Republicans, I unveiled a series of measures aimed at getting the border open and assisting impacted small businesses.


We introduced the Assistance Needed for Great Losses Experienced in Isolated Northern Lakes Economic Territory Act, known as the ANGLE Act, which would create a forgivable loan program for “remote recreational businesses” impacted by the northern border closure. We also introduced legislation to create a corridor to facilitate cross-border travel and require the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to begin negotiations with the Canadian government for a border reopening. Finally, in a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we reiterated our call for a swift, mutually agreeable resolution to the border closure.

Supporting Law Enforcement

I proudly spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives earlier this week to mark National Police Week and to speak in support of the men and women of law enforcement. We ask them to do an impossible job, and they do it with professionalism, compassion, and grace. I want them to know there are many of us who are not afraid to stand up and say, "We support you."

To the men and women of law enforcement, in Minnesota and around the country: THANK YOU!



Click here to watch my remarks on the House floor

Congratulations, Graduates!

It was an honor to give virtual remarks at the Alexandria Technical and Community College commencement ceremonies this week -- and with colleges and universities across Minnesota wrapping up classes for the summer, I want to congratulate all of this year's graduates.


The circumstances over the past year have been challenging, but you made it, and you are ready to continue your journey. No matter what that journey holds, may the knowledge you’ve gained and the experiences you’ve had guide you in your future – and never stop chasing your dreams. Congratulations!

New Eagle Scouts

Congratulations to Jacob Schochenmaier of Troop #246 in Hutchinson and Levi Schmidt of Troop #3353 in Litchfield on earning their Eagle Scout certification – one of the most well-known recognitions of public service among our youth.
These young men now join the ranks of some of America’s most storied leaders, and I know they will take the skills they’ve learned from scouting with them for the rest of their lives.



Click here to watch my message to the new Eagle Scouts

Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to enter the Congressional Art Competition has been extended! Submissions will now be accepted until 5:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Congressional Institute, which officially hosts the competition in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Architect of the Capitol, has decided to extend the deadline for submissions.


All high school students are invited to participate in this longstanding U.S. Capitol tradition, which is an excellent opportunity for students from across the district to showcase their creativity and hard work. The competition is open to all public, private, charter, and home school students in grades nine through 12.


Please click here for additional information.



It was great seeing my fellow members of the Republican Study Committee at this week's lunch. These meetings give us an opportunity to discuss the legislation we're working on and advance our shared conservative values.

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Meeting virtually with Earl Provost, Ontario Agent-General in Chicago (left) and members of the American Trucking Association (right)

Reading List

Coming Up

The House of Representatives is scheduled to be in session next week. Among the bills the House is expected to consider:

  • S. 937, the Senate-passed COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
  • H.Res. 275, a resolution condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021
  • H.R. 1629, the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act