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Legislative Update: 2024 Committees

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Dear Neighbors,

Before we review the latest from the Capitol, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the families, loved ones, and colleagues of the Burnsville public safety heroes who lost their lives on Sunday. This tragedy is another reminder of the difficult and dangerous work of our first responders. We stand with Burnsville and lend our full support to the community while they deal with this tragic event and begin the healing process.  

2024 Committees

We are in our second full week of the 2024 legislative session and committees are running at full speed. I chair the Human Services Policy Committee, and also serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy, Health Finance and Policy, and Human Services Finance Committees.


Insulin Prices Capped

Democrats are dedicated to reducing the cost of health care and protecting against price-gouging. Earlier this month, Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a landmark settlement with the Eli Lily insulin company capping insulin at just $35 for the next 5 years. 

Drug companies raised the price of insulin by over 1,100% between 1990 and 2020, and this settlement ensures Minnesotans can afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.

You can learn more about the settlement and how to get insulin for just $35 a month here:

Murdered & Missing Indigenous Relatives Day of Remembrance

Last week we honored Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives Day of Remembrance. I encourage you to check out the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office, a first-in-the-nation office we established in 2021.


Now available: MMIR specialty license plates. Fees paid by drivers who obtain a plate will be put into the Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag reward fund. To order license plates online or find an office to purchase them in-person, visit

Stay in Touch

It is easy to stay connected to news from the State Capitol. Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services offers nonpartisan recaps of high-profile bills, committee hearings, and floor sessions with their Session Daily publication. Subscribe to receive these here. To track bills of interest through the legislative process, I encourage you to utilize the MyBills feature on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ website.  

Please continue to reach out with any input, ideas, or feedback about the issues important to you. I value hearing from you, so call (651) 296-5363 or email any time at You can find my information on my House website. You can also like my Facebook page.


Peter Fischer