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House Select Committee on Veterans Housing
Established by Representative Paul Thissen, Speaker of the House
The Committee is to examine housing issues facing Minnesota veterans, including veterans with long-term care needs and homeless veterans. The Select Committee will hold hearings over the interim and may tour Minnesota's veterans homes in order to recommend policies that assure safe, high-quality,cost-effective housing for veterans in our state.
The committee will issue a report with their recommendations by February 1, 2014.
In order to better address veterans' housing issues, the Select Committee on Veterans Housing was established by House Speaker, Rep. Paul Thissen in 2013 with the objective of offering recommendations for future funding and policies relating to veteran's homes.
The committee was chaired by Rep. Jerry Newton. Members included Rep. Mary Murphy and Rep. Bob Dettmer, chair and GOP lead of the State Government and Veterans Affairs Finance Committee; Rep. Alice Hausman and Rep. Matt Dean, chair and GOP lead of the Capital Investment Committee; Rep. Tom Huntley and Rep. Jim Abeler, chair and GOP lead of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee; and Rep. Karen Clark and Rep. Paul Anderson, chair and GOP lead of the Housing Finance and Policy Committee.
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