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November 11, 2019 In The News

Veterans Day has always been an important day of reflection for me.

My birth father, Capt. Artie Pfefer, was killed in action in Vietnam when I was just six months old. His memory serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who serve – and by their families, too.

November 11, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump has made good on his earlier threat, giving the formal, one-year notification that sets in motion U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement.

November 8, 2019 In The News

Democratic Congressman Dean Phillips said his tour of a deadly stretch of Highway 12 that runs through the western part of his district was an eye-opening experience. He went on a ride-along with West Hennepin Police Chief Gary Kroells to see firsthand why so many fatalities have happened on the stretch of highway from Wayzata to Delano.

November 8, 2019 In The News

Years and years of crashes along Highway 12 have earned it the nickname as the “Corridor of Death.”

Now, Congressman Dean Phillips is joining city leaders to see how he can help.

The congressman saw the most dangerous spots of the highway Thursday during a bus tour led by Chief Gary Kroells of the West Hennepin Public Safety department.

November 8, 2019 In The News

In a series of news releases, Minnesota lawmakers in the executive branch and the Congressional delegation called upon the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide aid to farmers struggling after recent adverse weather and flooding.

November 6, 2019 In The News

Third Congressional District Rep. Dean Phillips will speak on “Drawing Back the Curtain on Campaign Finance: How You Can Gain Control” at a free event 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina.

October 24, 2019 In The News

The House on Wednesday approved an election security bill that has been a top demand from Democrats’ most vulnerable members.

October 23, 2019 In The News

As Rep. Betty McCollum sees it the federal government should do all it can to help protect people in hiding from stalkers and abusers, and that's the aim of a bill she introduced Tuesday.

Rep. McCollum's "Safe at Home Act" would require all federal agencies to accept the post office box addresses that states provide to victims in order to keep their whereabouts confidential.

October 23, 2019 In The News

Minnesota Democratic lawmakers are leading a push to ensure the federal government does its part to shield the home addresses of domestic abuse survivors.