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Weber to chair Ag, Rural Development and Housing Policy committee

ST. PAUL -- District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne, will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Policy when the legislature reconvenes in January.

ST. PAUL - District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne, will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Policy when the legislature reconvenes in January.  

The Senate Republican Caucus announced the decision Tuesday.

“I am very happy and honored to chair the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Policy Committee in the Minnesota Senate,” Weber said. “This committee will deal with issues of the utmost importance to not only Senate District 22 but all of Minnesota. Agriculture remains one of the largest economic forces in our state and our farming community has been and remains dedicated to their part in providing a safe and reliable food supply for this country and for the world.

“Communities all across Minnesota struggle with adequate supplies of housing of all types including market rate housing for our work force,” Weber added. “I look forward to helping lead Minnesota to a solution for our problems and providing a base for future growth and success.”
When the legislature reconvenes Jan. 3, Republicans will control both the House and Senate for the first time since 2012. After winning 34 of 67 Senate seats this year, Republicans will have their first four-year majority since the Senate switched to party designations in 1973.
Weber was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and reelected in 2016.

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