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House Select Committee on Minnesota's Pandemic Response and Rebuilding

Active dates:2020
Established by Representative Melissa Hortman, Speaker of the House

The select committee will review federal and state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to date and will assess policy changes needed moving forward.


Speaker Melissa Hortman announced the formation of this select committee on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The committee will meet on an as-needed basis, with the first committee meeting held the week of May 18 to discuss working conditions for nurses.

The select committee's first meeting was held Tuesday, May 19, 2020. It met three more times in 2020: June 5, July 8, and September 9.

Membership: Melissa Hortman (Chair); Ryan Winkler; Kurt Daudt; Lyndon Carlson; Patrick Garofalo

The committee will also have five rotating members, three majority party members and two minority party members, selected by leadership and depending upon issue area.

Minnesota remains at risk from COVID-19, as pandemic highlights inequity. Session Daily, 7/8/2020.
End of session, Select Committee, and new Stay Safe MN order. Speaker Melissa Hortman Press Release, 5/22/2020.
Lislegard appointed to select committee on COVID-19 response: Lawmakers will address laws, society in the wake of virus. Mesabi Daily News, 5/12/2020.
Minnesota House establishes Select Committee on Minnesota's Pandemic Response and Rebuilding. House DFL Press Release, 5/12/2020.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2020.
Record last updated: 06/13/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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