In The News

January 7, 2020 In The News

Liberian residents living in the United States without permanent legal immigration status will have the opportunity to apply for green cards and citizenship due to provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, which was recently signed into law.

January 6, 2020 In The News

“This is the most joyful place in America tonight,” Rep. Dean Phillips told MinnPost Saturday evening, as seemingly everyone in the entire Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center beamed hard-won smiles over the month-old news that many Liberians who make their home in Minnesota are finally on their way to becoming United States citizens.

January 5, 2020 In The News

On the surface, Congress and President Trump’s recent approval of a new law granting most Liberians in the United States a pathway to citizenship may seem like a surprise. Supporters, though, describe it as the product of decades of effort by the Liberian community and its allies.

January 3, 2020 In The News

The official parties get under way Saturday, but Magdalene Menyongar says she’s been dancing in her kitchen since last month.

"I danced for three days straight,” she said, recalling her reaction to a new measure giving many Liberian immigrants a shot at a permanent future in the United States. “People were like, ‘Can you take a break? I said, ‘No, it's been 25 years.’"

December 23, 2019 In The News

After many hours of following impeachment coverage, I’ve learned one thing: Our elected officials are far more divided and disrespectful — and divisive — than the citizens of this country.

December 23, 2019 In The News

It was standing room only at Minnetonka High School as Dean Phillips, the U.S. representative for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, hosted a community conversation focused on federal fiscal responsibility.

December 22, 2019 In The News

– A vote in the House to lift a cap on federal tax deductions for state and local tax payments (SALT) was glad tidings for high income, high tax states like Minnesota.

The great joy may be short-lived, however, as the bill faces long odds of even being considered in the Republican-controlled Senate.

December 20, 2019 In The News

Lowering the cost of insulin and other prescription medications has become a shared goal for Democrat and Republican elected officials, whether they’re southwest metro legislators and candidates or President Donald Trump.

December 20, 2019 In The News

WATERTOWN — The old Watertown missile site, owned by the Western Area Fire Training Academy (WAFTA), may finally get cleaned up.

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minnesota, announced in Dec. 17 news release that his amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act passed in the Senate. 

December 13, 2019 In The News

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips has been working to repeal the cap on state and local tax deductions that has disproportionately hit residents in his district.