Jerry Jensen

Congressional Update  House Moves Forward with Pandemic Relief/NSBA Sends Letter to Budget Committee   Late last week, several House committees finalized their respective pieces of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package modeled on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. These efforts are part of a wider “budget reconciliation” process that allows lawmakers to…

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 19, 2021. Governor Walz has directed flags to fly at half-staff on the 19th of every month to remember, mourn, and honor lives lost…

Congressional Update  House Committees Advance Key Pandemic Funding Measures for K-12 Schools and to Help Close the Homework Gap This week, lawmakers in the House took the first steps to pass major components of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan—a $1.9 trillion proposal that seeks to comprehensively respond to the ongoing pandemic.…

Governor Tim Walz today directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, until sunset on Sunday, February 14, 2021, in honor of the senseless tragedy that resulted in one lost life and four others injured at Allina Clinic Crossroads in Buffalo,…

Congressional Update  Senate HELP Committee to Hold Cardona Confirmation Hearing Wednesday The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. eastern. The hearing can be…

Congressional Update  President Joe Biden Sworn in as 46thPresident of the United States  On Wednesday, January 20, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was formally sworn in as the 46thPresident of the United States. The inauguration also included an historic milestone with Kamala Harris becoming the first female, South Asian,…

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to remember, mourn, and honor lives lost due to COVID-19. On this day, Governor Walz also encourages all Minnesotans to light a…

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in honor of Paramedic Toby Lee Rowan, who died on January 7, 2021, while in the course of providing life-saving treatment to…

In accordance with a proclamation issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz today directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian…

Congressional Update  Congress Passes Massive Year-End Spending Package After months of delays and stalled discussions, Congress finally completed work on a spending packagejust before the holidays to fund the federal government, along with related programs including those for K-12 education, for the remainder of the current 2021 fiscal year ending on…

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