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Rep. awaits committees

ST. PAUL -- When the Minnesota Legislature convenes Jan. 4, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker will be appointed to serve on three legislative committees. These committees include: Agriculture and Rural Development Policy; Finance, Health and Human Services Finance; and Judiciary.

"The appointments offer a great opportunity for southwest Minnesota's voice in the legislature," Schomacker said. The Agriculture Committee will be chaired by neighboring Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake on the House side, and Senator-Elect Doug Magnus in the Senate.

Schomacker also looks forward to the HHS Finance Committee, even during the current budget forecast.

"The message hasn't changed, we need to live within our means and prioritize our spending. We have to protect nursing homes, group homes, and provide a safety net for Minnesotans."

Constituents are encouraged to contact Schomacker with comments, questions, and concerns. His address is 433 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul 55155. His phone number is (651) 297-9010, and his e-mail is