Statement by Senator Alice Mann

ST. PAUL, Minn.Senator Alice Mann (DFL-Edina) released the following statement today:

“Earlier this week, I suffered from a medical emergency. I was diagnosed with cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder. My doctor informed me that I needed emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. While the timing is not ideal, I am recovering without complications from this painful surgery. At the advice of my doctor, I will be spending the next two weeks away from the Capitol.

This session, I chief authored legislation to implement a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program. I presented the bill in numerous committees, the legislation passed on the Senate floor, and I served as the Senate chair of the Paid Family and Medical Leave conference committee. I intended to present the Conference Committee Report for the statewide program on the Senate floor, making this priority bill a reality for Minnesotans.

Unfortunately, I will not physically be at the Senate to present the Conference Committee Report or to celebrate when we pass this historic legislation. I am thankful for my Senate colleagues who have stepped up and will help bring the Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation to the finish line.

I will continue to be active during the final week of the legislative session; by reading my emails, communicating with my colleagues, and utilizing remote voting.”


Senator Alice Man represents Senate District 50 which includes Bloomington and Edina. She is vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and serves on the Education Policy Committee and the Human Services Committee.

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