WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today voted in favor of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which passed the House by a vote of 233 to 199. The bill increases the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour gradually over seven years.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus will be visiting the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday, July 19, 2019. Among the facilities the Caucus members will be inspecting are points of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center.
I hope you had a safe and meaningful Fourth of July with family and friends. It has been a full week back at work here in Washington - here's what I've been up to since returning to Capitol Hill:
PROTECTING OUR HEALTH CARE
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that an amendment he authored – aimed at cleaning up a former missile site in Watertown, MN that left the area contaminated with harmful pollutants – has been included in the House’s FY 2020 defense bill.
I’m pleased to share with you a review of what we accomplished this week in Washington.
FUNDING FOR THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today after the House passed emergency funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border:
Washington, DC – The New Democrat Coalition congratulates Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) on winning the New Democrat Coalition’s first ever policy pitch day. The popular vote winner was Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today following the President's decision to approve and then cancel a military strike on Iran:
I'm checking in after another eventful week at home and in Washington. My promise to you has always been that I will listen, I will learn, and I will carry your stories and ideas with me as I represent you in Congress. Here's what that looked like this week:
LISTENING AND LEARNING FROM YOU
In The News
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A north metro community just completed the largest solar project of any city in Minnesota — and the project didn’t cost taxpayers any money.
Lisa Meadows explains how the project is expected to save tens of thousands of dollars next year alone.
“I’m a very proud Minnesotan today,” Rep. Dean Phillips said.
Third District Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement June 28 after the House passed emergency funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border:
PLYMOUTH — U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips held a roundtable on June 17 at the Medicine Lake City Hall on the topic of aquatic invasive species.
In addition to Phillips, who represents Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District, the roundtable included:
A year and a half after the 2017 federal tax law, Minnesota foundations and nonprofits are still grappling with its effect on charitable giving and looking for ways the sector can push back.
"This isn't just for boaters. It's not just about people who actually use our lakes. This is for everyone."
That was one of the takeaways as Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) hosted a round table discussion about aquatic invasive species with local experts and community leaders in Medicine Lake, Minnesota.
Spring and summer in Minnesota means boating, and lots of it. And with boating comes talk about aquatic invasive species contaminating our lakes.
“Everything from mussels to every kind of weed that you can think of is fouling our lakes,” says Three Rivers Park District’s John Gunyou. “It’s something that we have to be concerned about.”
Being a freshman Congressman is not too far removed from being a freshman in college, but Dean Phillips is learning the ropes is his first few months in office representing Minnesota’s 3rd District. Home on a brief Congressional recess, we were lucky enough to catch up with Rep.
The U.S. House passed a crucial immigration bill Tuesday. Supporters of the American Dream and Promise Act say the legislation is long overdue.
A group of social justice advocates from Brooklyn Park has lobbied for this legislation for years. They were in Washington for what they call a monumental vote.
U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips says the most common topic that came up on recent visits with municipal officials in his suburban congressional district was the lack of state funding to improve aging infrastructure.
A bill including a pathway to citizenship for residents under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and delayed Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) passed the House June 4.
U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips co-sponsored the bill, which is titled the American Dream and Promise Act.