St. Paul – The Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives has named Rep. Tim Miller (Republican-Prinsburg) as a member of the public safety conference committee. This committee is tasked with reconciling the differences between the omnibus public safety bills that originated in the Minnesota House and the Minnesota Senate.
“I am honored to be named as a member of the public safety conference committee,” said Rep. Miller. “As the only Republican in the Minnesota House to be a part of this committee, I am especially grateful that Speaker Hortman appointed me to help bring the public safety omnibus bill across the finish line.”
The public safety conference committee will include five members of the Minnesota Senate and five members of the Minnesota House. In total, five Republicans and five Democrats will be on the committee.
“We need to do things differently here in St. Paul,” said Rep. Miller. “My first objective is to find common ground with my fellow legislators, and my second objective is to find constructive ways to work through our differences. I believe one of the most effective strategies to renewing bipartisanship is for all of us to change the tone of our politics. Instead of pointing fingers and making accusations, we need to listen more. That is what I want to bring to the table.”
The public safety conference committee could begin work as soon as tomorrow.
Rep. Miller concluded, “Public safety is one of the most important issues in Minnesota right now. Protecting citizens has always been a core responsibility of government, and we need to make sure that we keep Minnesotans safe. If we lower the temperature and work together, I know we can craft a bill that balances all of the competing interests involved in public safety.”