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Legislative Update - January 15, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

Rep. Lee

Dear Neighbors, 

We’re finishing up our first week of committee hearings here at the state capitol, including my first week of chairing the House Capital Investment Committee. The first hearings for committees usually focus on presentations to help get members up to speed on the legislative issue areas they’ll be crafting policy for, and in Capital Investment we heard from research staff and the Minnesota Management and Budget Office. 

The information we received showed how Minnesota is experiencing historically low interest rates right now - a perfect ingredient for a robust Capital Investment bill (often called a Bonding bill) that can help Minnesota bounce back after this pandemic. Throw in Minnesota’s AAA bond rating, and this is an opportunity we can’t afford to pass up. 

We have a lot of work ahead when it comes to reviewing and selecting potential projects for a Capital Investment bill, but it’s good to know we’re starting the process on firm ground. You can read more about Minnesota’s low interest rates and its relation to bond sales here, and you can also watch Tuesday’s and Thursday’s hearing online. 



Legislative Priorities for the House DFL

This week, we rolled out the House DFL’s initial legislative priorities for this year’s session, with a focus on getting Minnesota through this pandemic and ensuring that we have the resources necessary to quickly bounce back. While protecting and investing in economic security, worker protections, education, child care, and health and human services are crucial components for Minnesotans, we’re diligently working within all policy areas to build a better state.

Session Priorities


The Latest on Minnesota’s Vaccine Distribution

Over 153,000 Minnesotans have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including more than 31,000 Hennepin County residents. The vaccine is being administered in phases, with health care workers and long term care residents being the first to receive it, followed by essential workers, those 65 or older, and those with underlying health conditions. Minnesota’s new Vaccine Data Dashboard is a great resource for tracking the vaccine’s progress throughout the state. 



Stay Connected

You can watch all of this week’s committee hearings and floor debates on the MNHouseInfo Youtube page, which also includes livestreams day-of. The House Public Information website also offers nonpartisan articles and summaries on the latest legislative work. 

If you have any questions or comments on our first full week of hearing, or what to expect in the future, feel free to reach out to me at or 651-296-4262. It’s an honor to serve as your state representative, and I’m looking forward to working with you. 



Fue Lee

State Representative