Yesterday, Congressman Keith Ellison continued to demonstrate that he rightfully deserves his reputation for being a strong advocate for the residents of Minneapolis. In a bill approved by the House, Congressman Ellison secured a $750,000 appropriation for the City of Minneapolis to build a new and much needed Emergency Operations Center.
I would personally like to thank Representative Ellison. Two years ago I witnessed the brave, courageous actions that our first responders took when the 35W bridge collapsed. I saw just how their rapid, well organized response saved countless lives and prevented a terrible tragedy from being much worse. The appropriation Minneapolis will receive thanks to Congressman Ellison will go to build a new state of the art Emergency Operations Center that will provide the necessary space and technologies to help us stay prepared and effectively manage any future emergencies that come our way.
We need to give our first responders every possible tool so that they can successfully do their job. They are out there every single day risking their lives in order to save and protect the lives of others. Congressman Ellison recognizes this and I thank him for it. I hope you will too.
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