Michelle Fischbach

Jill Abahsain of Sauk Centre set to challenge Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach

(Willmar, MN)--Jill Abahsain, of Sauk Centre, will challenge Republican Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach in the 7th Congressional District this fall. Abahsain won the unanimous endorsement of DFL delegates over the weekend at the Congressional District 7 convention which took place in Willmar. Delegates from her home county of Stearns County nominated...
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Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach was in northwest Minnesota on Monday to tour the flooding in the Red River Valley. While in the area, she stopped by Dee Inc. and toured the aluminum foundry and machine shop facilities. The foundry is 75,000 square feet, and the machine shop is 25,000 square feet. “We were in the area talking with some of the city, and county officials,” said Congresswoman Fischbach. “We met with Sheriff’s and Fire Chiefs and talked about the flooding and their response to the floods and learning a little more about that and making sure they have the resources they need.”

Congressman Michelle Fischbach and Senator Tina Smith weigh in on Roe-V-Wade

(Washington, DC) -- Republican Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach calls the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe-V-Wade a “seismic and foundational compromise of the independence of the Supreme Court.” But Democratic Senator Tina Smith says Republicans’ focus on the leak shows “how out of step they are with the American public (and) with Minnesotans.” Smith says, “strong majorities in Minnesota and around the country” are opposed to banning abortion, and that the leak suggests the nation’s highest court is in “a lot of disarray.” Meanwhile, Fishbach says if Roe-V-Wade is overturned, it will “put laws back in the hands of the states to be debated and decided by the American people and their elected representatives, not by unelected judges.”

Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach observes Ukrainian refugee situation firsthand

(Washington, DC) -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach is back from an official trip to Poland where she and other members of Congress observed efforts to help Ukrainian refugees. She says Poland, Romania, and other surrounding countries are “really looking to help Ukraine win this any way they can.” Fischbach says humanitarian aid is always something the U-S can help with, but Polish officials said some U-S regulations are hindering the flow of aid to organizations helping refugees. She says they’ll be addressing that issue on the federal level.

Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach makes trip to Poland

(Warsaw, PL) -- Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach was part of an American delegation to Poland last weekend. The Minnesota Republican from the 7th Congressional District, joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and eight other members of Congress for a meeting with Poland’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister. The delegation also visited the Polish-Ukrainian border to talk with refugees and American service members. McCarthy was quoted as saying the Sunday visit to the border should serve as a powerful message to Russian President Vladimir Putin “that we condemn his unprovoked attacks.”

Michelle Fischbach Running for Reelection

(KNSI) – Minnesota 7th District Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach is running for reelection. The 7th District includes all of northern and western Stearns County. The lawmaker from Paynesville made the announcement on Tuesday. Fischbach will be seeking a second term in Congress after getting elected in 2020 by defeating a 30-year incumbent Collin Peterson by 14 points.
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Rep. Michelle Fischbach announces she will run for reelection

MOORHEAD — U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach announced on Tuesday, Feb. 15, she will run for reelection in 2022. Fischbach, a former lieutenant governor and state senator, defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson in the 2020 election to become the representative of Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District, which covers a large part of western Minnesota, from the Canadian border to the southern part of the state. The district includes the cities of Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Willmar.