Governor-elect Tim Walz

Rep. Anne Neu, R-North Branch, incoming Deputy House Republican Leader, issued the following statement regarding Governor-elect Tim Walz’s absence from today’s White House meeting with 13 newly-elected Governors (5 Republicans and 8 Democrats) from across the country. 

“I'm disappointed that Governor-elect Walz chose not to join 13 of his newly-elected colleagues—Democrats and Republicans alike—for a meeting with President Trump today in Washington. Minnesota needs a strong relationship with our partners at the federal level—including President Trump—as we work on issues like health care, infrastructure, combating the opioid epidemic, public safety, and more. I hope Governor-elect Walz will make it a priority to meet with President Trump in the near future and work to build a productive working relationship with the White House.”