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May 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped introduce the Documenting Adversarial Trade Aggression (DATA) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would establish a new Center in the Department of Commerce dedicated to collecting and consolidating data on China’s financial markets. The bill is led in the House by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who serves with Phillips on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

May 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced the Arctic Diplomacy Act of 2021, legislation that would establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs. The newly created Arctic Ambassador would work with partner nations to maintain peace and stability while encouraging environmentally sustainable natural resource management and economic development. The bill would also mandate an Arctic Region Security Policy to bolster U.S.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and 11 other Jewish Members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the Administration to facilitate de-escalation to stop the pain and suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians. 

Read the letter here and below: 

Dear President Biden,

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) questioned Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry about U.S. diplomacy and the global response to climate change. During the hearing, Rep. Phillips compelled testimony on President Biden’s vision for a “foreign policy for the middle class” and the link between decarbonization and American competitiveness in the global economy.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) along with Reps. John Curtis (R-UT), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Young Kim (R-CA), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), announced the reintroduction of the Foreign Advanced Technology Surveillance Accountability Act, a bipartisan bill that would counteract foreign governments who abuse cutting-edge technology to repress their citizens. If passed, this legislation would for the first time designate oppressive government surveillance as a human rights abuse.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives will vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark law that combats sexual assault and domestic violence. Included in the bill was an amendment authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) that would ensure that women and children immigrants who face domestic violence can leave their abuser without losing their legal immigration status. 

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House of Representatives takes up immigration reform this week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) urging the Biden Administration to improve the program that provides a pathway to citizenship for Liberian refugees living in America on the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program.

January 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 117th Congress begins its work on behalf of the American people, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today announced his committee assignments along with new leadership positions for his second term. At his request, Phillips will now serve on the Small Business Committee – where he’ll Chair the Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Subcommittee – along with the Foreign Affairs and Ethics Committees and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He will also help lead the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus as Vice Chair.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2021, including the bipartisan “Cheryl Lankford Memorial to Improve Assistance for Gold Star Spouses and Other Dependents” amendment by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03).