Congressman Paulsen served from 2009-2019 and was a leading member on the chief tax writing House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care, economic and trade policy. Additionally, Paulsen was the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship, access to capital, digital trade and key economic issues.
Prior to his service in Congress, Rep. Paulsen was a member of the Minnesota State Legislature, where he served as House Majority Leader. He has over 16 years of business experience, including working as a business analyst at Target Corporation. Congressman Paulsen has his B.A. in mathematics from St. Olaf College.