How Your Legislator Voted on Terminating Walz' Emergency Powers

On Tuesday, Rep Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) introduced a resolution to terminate Governor Walz' Emergency Powers and made a motion to suspend the rules to vote on the bill. Speaking out against the bill was the DFL Republican Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and the Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt. Both Winkler and Daudt asked their caucuses to vote against the measure. All four members of the New House Republican Caucus (Bahr, Drazkowski, Miller & Munson) spoke in favor of the bill.

Two votes occurred on the motion that will not be found in the official House Journal. The first vote was to show if there were 15 hands to force a roll call vote so the Journal showed how legislators voted on the measure. This failed as many in Daudt's Republican caucus voted against transparency. The second vote was a vote to suspend the rules and vote to end Walz' Emergency Powers.

Daudt later introduced a watered down version of ending Walz' powers that kept many of his executive orders intact. Action 4 Liberty does not support his approach because we view the powers of the Governor's to be unconstitutional. 

Here's the video of the debate and the vote

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  • Adam Zurn
    commented 2020-04-17 18:53:39 -0500
    This need to stop I want to enjoy summer