October 22, 2021

Dear Friend:


I hope you've been enjoying the fall - don't forget you only have one more week left to get your Halloween costumes and candy!


This week, I had the opportunity to question Biden's Attorney General, Merrick Garland on whether or not the DOJ is investigating the violent riots that took place in Minneapolis last summer, while they are also investigating police conduct. He, surprisingly, did not know the status of these investigations but assured me he would look into it. I also got to take part in a few other great events that are pictured at the end of the letter.



Academy Nominations - One Week Until Deadline!

I have the honor of nominating candidates for appointment to four military academies, and there's only one week left to get your application in!

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! There's just a little over a week left for your app to be considered!

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!

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!

This Week In Ag

I participated in a roundtable discussion with some important stakeholders in the digital asset industry to learn about a number of issues of importance to the industry, including the role digital assets have and will continue to play in derivatives markets regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As Ranking Member of the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee (CEEC), I was especially interested in learning about blockchain and its impacts on rural communities, and how the committee can ensure a consistent and reliable regulatory environment that fosters innovation. Participants included Ripple, The Blockchain Association, Coinbase, Stellar Development Foundation, Global DCA, Digital Chamber of Commerce, and FTX US.


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Thanks to Hultgren Farms and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative for the opportunity to see this year’s sugar beet campaign in full swing. I hope all the farmers, co-ops, and workers across the district have a safe and successful harvest! Your industry and strong, supportive sugar policies are essential to our rural communities and economy.

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District staff was able to attend the Minnesota Valley Rail Authority board meeting and then had the opportunity to "high rail" sections of the railroad between Redwood Falls and Winthrop. They are the major rail shippers for many businesses in Minnesota's 7th District.

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I joined a roundtable discussion with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Representatives Chris Smith and Andy Harris, Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life, Marilyn Musgrave from the Susan B. Anthony List, and Jeanne Mancini from March for Life. We had a great conversation about the importance of keeping the Hyde Amendment in Legislation and not reversing decades of great work for the pro-life movement. You can view the full discussion here.

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I joined the Lignite Energy Council on their podcast, Mined. It was so great talking with Kate and Geoff about realities facing rural Minnesota like the need for more reliable energy and less regulation. Check out the whole interview here!

What's Up Next

Next week, I'll be participating in several meetings and events, including a hearing on Agricultural Biotechnology and possibly, facing another consideration of the Biden socialist spending spree.


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