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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.
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).
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Tom Reed (R-NY), along with U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH), have introduced a resolution in both the Senate and House of Representatives to honor the life, legacy and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated 25 years ago on November 4, 1995 for his pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) joined a bipartisan majority in the House that voted to pass the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 60th consecutive year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Dean Phillips sent a letter today to the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting information about contingency plans for air travel restrictions related to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) teamed up with Reps. Justin Amash (I-MI), Ken Buck (R-CO), Jared Golden (D-ME), Scott Perry (R-PA), Chip Roy (R-TX) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) to call on their colleagues to put aside partisanship and safeguard the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war by reconsidering the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs). In a joint opinion piece published in the Washington Post, they write:
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) offered the following statement after the House passed H.Con.Res.83 - Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran:
MIDDLE EAST – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) returned today from spending his holiday week visiting U.S. troops serving in the CENTCOM Area of Operations in the Middle East. From December 22 – 26, Phillips traveled with a bipartisan Congressional delegation and discussed the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Iranian aggression, and trade in a series of high-level diplomatic and military visits in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.