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News release: Speaker Hortman, Majority Leader Winkler issue statements about 2022 session

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Saint Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota House stands adjourned until 9:30 am on Monday, May 23. House DFL leadership will ask Gov. Walz to call a special session in order for the Legislature to complete its work. On Monday, May 16, leaders from both legislative chambers and Gov. Walz signed a compromise budget framework agreement, with $4 billion dedicated to tax cuts, $4 billion dedicated to investments in Minnesotans, and $4 billion in savings. Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler issued the following statements.

Speaker Hortman:

“All session, House DFLers have been focused on reducing costs for families, supporting workers, investing in our students, and improving public safety. We’ve worked with Republicans in good faith to find as many agreements as possible because Minnesotans expect us to work together, deliver results, and build a better future for everyone. We are nearing agreements on $4 billion in investments to address the challenges Minnesotans are facing, and we will need a little more time to complete our work. House Democrats will continue working to advance policies that improve people’s lives.” 

Majority Leader Winkler:

“Members of the House DFL majority have spent the past four years working hard on behalf of the people of Minnesota to deliver better schools, health care, jobs, and economic security. We have made important progress to improve the lives of people throughout our state, from Bemidji to Bloomington, from Dilworth to Duluth, from Mankato to Minneapolis, and St. Paul to St. Cloud. This House DFL Majority cares about people and we’ve always put people first, and we can be proud that we fought for the people of Minnesota up until the final seconds of this session. In a society where the ultra-wealthy and big corporations bend the rules in their favor, it’s hard to make progress for workers and families, but it’s a privilege to do the work.”