October 15, 2021

Dear Friend:


For the most part, I got to spend the last week meeting with some great constituent groups like Malecha Industries, Avon Plastics, the Lignite Energy Council, and the people of Marshall.

On Tuesday, I was back in D.C., voting on whether we were going to raise the debt ceiling. House Democrats have been unwilling to work with Republicans, and as a result, we are looking at several multi-trillion-dollar spending packages that serve to further the far-left agenda. The Democrats can pass a debt limit extension using their majority, since it is their policies and agenda that are requiring such increases to the debt limit.

I also cosigned a letter to President Biden, along with my fellow House Republicans, asking him to reverse his anti-American energy agenda. This Administration wants to kneecap American energy companies as part of a radical-left agenda, forcing us to lean on foreign adversaries. The price of fuel will continue to rise until this Administration puts American energy back in the hands of American producers.


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. Have a great weekend!








Michelle Fischbach

Member of  Congress


Academy Nominations

I have the honor of nominating candidates for appointment to four military academies:

S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY;
S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD;
S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and
S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY
The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

 If you or someone you know in the 7th Congressional District is interested in a nomination, please fill out the application on my website and submit it to the District Office in in Willmar, Minnesota, postmarked no later than October 30, 2021 to be considered for an appointment in 2022.

For further questions, please click here.


Congressional App Challenge

Students from Minnesota’s 7th District are invited to participate in the annual Congressional App Challenge!

The Congressional App Challenge accepts computer programs (apps) written in any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or “block code,” and for any platform, including desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. Students may register as individuals, either in the district in which they reside or the district in which they attend school, or as teams made up of no more than four students, though at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating.

The deadline for submitting an app is November 1, 2021.

 For more information, visit my website, and good luck!

Wounded Warrior Fellowship Opening

We are accepting applications for a two-year paid Wounded Warrior Fellowship in both of our District Offices! 


To qualify, veterans must meet all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20% or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart).


Applications are due December 31, 2021.

To apply, and for more information, click here.


Spring  Internships

We are accepting applications for Spring interns in my D.C. and district offices. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working in Congress on things that matter to the 7th District and to America.

Click here to apply!


Around the District

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Thank you to the Malecha family for hosting Sen. Westron, Rep. Franson, Pope County Commissioner Cody Rogahn, and me at their farm, Malecha Enterprises, in Villard. We had an important discussion on agriculture, workforce, and supply chain issues.

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Sen. Howe, Rep. Demuth, and I took a tour of Avon Plastics in Paynesville. We also had a good talk with the company about business and economic development. Thanks for having me!

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I was honored to speak at the memorial service for Earl Halvorson, USN. SFC Halvorson enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sadly, he was killed in combat and lost at sea. It was only just recently learned when that actually took place. I worked with his family to replace his memorial headstone with a correct date of death. It was wonderful to meet his family, and especially his sister who was just 13 when he left home.


Coming Up

I'll be back in D.C. for a busy week. I have several Judiciary Committee hearings, including an oversight hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland on the request for the FBI to investigate parents. I will also be finishing consideration of three bills from the Education and Labor Committee.


Thanks for reading!