June 19, 2022

Dear Friend:


Happy Father's Day! I hope you are able to enjoy a relaxing weekend with loved ones.



Democrats Silent on Violence Against the Pro-Life Community

As we await the decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, the pro-life community has increasingly become the victim of violent attacks. Jane's Revenge, an extremist pro-abortion group, has declared open season on all pro-life pregnancy centers. They've already destroyed property and firebombed centers in New York, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. A man even tried to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his home! And yet, the Left is refusing to denounce these acts of violence.


With the stunning silence from my Democrat colleagues and this Administration, I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Garland to find out if they are investigating these attacks and what their plan is to prevent similar attacks. I am hopeful for a quick response and swift action.


This Week in Ag

Last week, the House considered H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. While I have long-supported many parts of this legislation, but the Democrats attached those pieces to a poison pill that would create a duplicative and unnecessary meat and poultry special investigator.

The investigator would be granted "independent litigation authority" allowing them carte blanche power to file civil suits against packers at the whims of the Secretary without any coordination with the Department of Justice - a longstanding practice required under current law. The Packers and Stockyards Division already has enforcement tools at their disposal to address uncompetitive behavior in the meatpacking sector.

This legislation perpetuates the Biden Administration's tired narrative of blaming industry for fractured supply chains and historic inflation. It ignores industry requests for additional resources to fully fund USDA's current investigative and enforcement efforts. And, it undermines DOJ's longstanding role as the litigation arm of the federal government. 

It also lacks support from those it is trying to help. The American Farm Bureau Federation has also raised several concerns and unanswered questions, while it is opposed outright by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council, and the National Turkey Federation. 

Because of these issues, I spoke against this legislation. You can watch my full statement during the Rules Debate here.



Now Accepting Fall Internship Applications

If you area college student interested in learning about the legislative process, you should apply for a paid internship in my office! This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working in Congress on things that matter to the 7th District and to America.

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Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

My office is now accepting applications for the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program in my district offices!


To apply, you must be a veteran and meet the qualifying requirements:

  • Honorably discharged;
  • Released from active duty within the last six years;
  • Pay grades at or below E-5/O-3/W-2;
  • Veterans promoted to the pay grades of E-6/O-4/W-3 within 6 months of separation from active duty are eligible, granted they meet all other eligibility requirements.  
  • Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. No waivers will be granted. 


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Daktronics is a manufacturer of large-format LED displays. Next year, you’ll be able to see a Daktronics product at Target Field when they install their new scoreboard! Thanks so much for the tour of your Redwood Falls facility.


The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce invited me to celebrate Dairy Day. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with Minnesota dairy producers. 


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Thank you President & CEO Denise Johnson and all the employees I got to meet during my tour of RiteWay Conveyors, Inc. with Rep. Gruenhagen.


My office recently met with bikers in town for Bikers in the Beltway to talk about issues important to them & bikers across the state like motorcycle profiling. I cosponsored H.Res 366, which expresses the sense of the House that law enforcement shouldn’t profile motorcyclists.


Thank you Care Providers of Minnesota for coming to my office to discuss your legislative priorities. Care Providers of MN is a nonprofit membership association that started in 1947 and now has over 900 members ranging from traditional facilities to highly specialized ones.

Coming Up...

Next week, the Agriculture Committee will be continuing our review of the Farm Bill. We have a hearing on dairy provisions and, since Minnesota ranks 6th in the country in dairy cows, I will be very excited hear from USDA and other stakeholders about what has worked and what hasn't from the last Farm Bill so we can improve upon it for our producers next year.


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. Thanks for reading!








Michelle Fischbach

Member of  Congress


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