Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, was appointed to serve as the lead Republican on the House’s Environment Finance and Policy Committee when the 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 5.

"In my new role, I plan to work hard to preserve Minnesota’s natural resources while providing a check on burdensome rules and job-killing regulations from the Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency," Heintzeman said in a news release. "It is a privilege to represent an area of the state blessed with world-class lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities. As legislators, we must strike a balance on policies that enrich our God-given natural resources while avoiding the pitfalls of the past that have only served to grow government at the expense of freedom and prosperity.”

Heintzeman, entering his fourth term in office, is a leading voice on environmental issues during his time in the Minnesota House of Representatives. In addition to his time serving on numerous House committees related to the environment, he also serves on the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Subcommittee on Minnesota Water Policy, and the Legislative Water Commission.

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