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Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Bipartisan Passage of Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today the Senate passed the Senate Environment and Natural Resources supplemental budget bill authored by Senator Foung Hawj (DFL – St. Paul). Senator Hawj serves as Chair of the Senate Environment, Climate and Legacy Committee.  “This legislation advances Minnesota in… Read More »Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Bipartisan Passage of Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill

Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Passage of Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill on Senate Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Bill by a vote of 41-25. Senator Foung Hawj (DFL – St. Paul) serves as Chair of the Senate Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee… Read More »Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Passage of Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill on Senate Floor

Senator Foung Hawj Says his Long-Time Push to Ban Dangerous “Forever Chemicals” Close to Being Enacted

Says Legislation to Ban Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals to be Named After Amara Strande, who Testified to the Dangers Before She Died Last Month

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said his push to ban cancer-causing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, known as “forever chemicals,” is moving toward reality, and the legislation to do so will be named after Amara Strande, who died last month of PFAS exposure just weeks after testifying about its dangers in Sen. Hawj’s Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee.