Jobs and Small Business

Livable wages, more jobs, and thriving small businesses are not mutually exclusive. Rep. Phillips is working on all three. 

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More on Jobs and Small Business

April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) thanked the Medical Alley community for presenting him with the Spirit of the Alley Award, in honor of Phillips’s work to support small businesses in Minnesota and foster innovation in health care.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and a coalition of bipartisan Representatives and Senators introduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, a bill that would increase access to high-quality workforce training and credentialling programs. Phillips’s bill would allow individuals to utilize “529” tax-advantaged savings plans to pay for job-training programs. Under current law, students can only use 529 savings accounts to cover the costs of college, vocational school, or other institutions of higher learning.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Small Business Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Dean Phillips (MN-03) convened a hearing titled “Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage.” The hearing comes as the House prepares to vote on President Biden’s American Rescue Package, a COVID-19 stimulus bill which includes a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, as early as Friday.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C — During a late night stimulus markup yesterday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that he will lead a Small Business Committee hearing on the impact a federal $15 minimum wage would have on American small businesses and jobs. The upcoming minimum wage hearing will be the Congressman’s first as chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Regulations.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Small Business Committee Members Angie Craig and Dean Phillips were joined by Rep. Betty McCollum, and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith in urging Congressional leaders to include direct financial support to restaurants in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package or as a standalone bill. In a letter addressed to Congressional leaders in both parties, the lawmakers called for a targeted grant relief program, as outlined in the RESTAURANTS Act, to be made a top priority in future negotiations.  

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced he will lead the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Regulations as Chair for the 117th Congress.

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.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips, Jason Crow, Jimmy Panetta, and Lauren Underwood announced the introduction of the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, legislation that would invest billions in the nation’s public health jobs and infrastructure and aid the country’s lagging vaccine distribution campaign.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) praised the passage of a bipartisan emergency relief package to help American families and small businesses struggling during the most devastating public health emergency in modern American history. 

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Thursday, December 3, 2020, Dean Phillips (D-MN) and other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus stood together to fight for their common-sense bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief package. It is being supported by a rapidly growing group of Senators on both sides of the aisle, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and others to help American families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis.