|To Minnesota Parents:
Before becoming a member of Congress, Rep. Phillips became a dad. Parents are tasked with raising healthy, resilient children no matter what the world throws your way—and this year, it threw a lot. You shouldn’t have to add dysfunction in Washington to your list of worries. Here’s how Rep. Phillips helped cut costs for families and put Congress to work for Minnesotans in 2021:
- Child Tax Credits: Up to $300 per child deposited in working families’ bank accounts every month
- Workers in Jobs: A strong economic recovery and the lowest unemployment rate in more than 50 years fueled by targeted small businesses relief
- Connected Communities: A bipartisan infrastructure law returning $6+ billion of our taxes back to Minnesota, creating jobs, and modernizing our roads, bridges, transit, water, and broadband systems
- Products on Shelves: The bipartisan infrastructure law begins to address inflation by reducing supply chain bottlenecks at our ports
- Students Safely Back in School: Free, effective COVID-19 tests and vaccines to keep students learning in schools, families together for the holidays, and Minnesota open for business
In the House, Rep. Phillips helped pass the Build Back Better Act (BBB) because investing in our children, families, and environment today will build a more self-sufficient tomorrow. Nonpartisan Third Way economists say the average Minnesota family will save $9,520 if it becomes law. Here’s how:
- Middle Class Tax Cuts: Extended Child Tax and Earned Income Tax Credits
- Universal Preschool: Free, quality pre-K for every 3- and 4-year-old
- Affordable Child Care: No family will pay more than 7% of their income on care
- Cutting Health Care Costs: Caps on health care premiums and the price of lifesaving medicine
- Fiscal Responsibility: Investing in families pays dividends. The CBO and independent Moody’s analysts agree—BBB won’t add to the deficit or inflationary pressure and is paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes
Washington could learn a thing or two from our kids.
As your representative in Congress, Rep. Phillips is on a mission to repair our broken politics and restore Americans’ faith in our government. Inspiring a new era of collaboration begins with the lessons we all learned in kindergarten. Optimism is stronger than fear, kindness and civility can open doors, and the future is full of possibility. Keep the faith, grab your family, and work together on these activities to learn more about our extraordinary democracy - and how Rep. Phillips is representing you:
Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, or anything in between, there is more that unites us than divides us. Rep. Phillips has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a bipartisan leader because he works across the aisle in Congress. In fact, he cosponsors more than 150 Republican bills every year! He's on a mission to pursue common ground for the common good, will you help find both below?
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Representation begins with listening, and ideas to improve our nation can come from anyone - even you! Talk to your family about the issues that are important to you and click here to tell Rep. Phillips. Then, navigate the maze to learn how an idea can make America greater.
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Optimism is stronger than fear and our brightest days are still ahead. Draw a picture or take a photo of something (or someone) that gives you hope and share it with Rep. Phillips.
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