In The News

February 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) is an original sponsor to the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, H.R. 1169, aimed at providing legal status and a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Liberian refugees.

Phillips represents a large Liberian community, with Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center having growing Liberian communities.

February 12, 2019 In The News

Lack of campaign finance reform in the United States contradicts the very principles the United States was founded upon. Business and corporations indirectly control what Congress legislates. There are no laws preventing large corporations from funding federal campaigns. This results in policies of that candidate reflecting the interests of their corporate funders.

February 10, 2019 In The News

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We are just a few weeks removed from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, and another one could happen Friday.

February 6, 2019 In The News

Behind him, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat in a white suit jacket and blouse. Before him, a block of female lawmakers donned a range of white outfits and visibly unimpressed expressions. Even his daughter Tiffany was pictured in white, with social media speculating that the choice may have been more than a coincidence.

February 5, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – There is one clear area where President Donald Trump has had a unifying effect on Capitol Hill: the color Democratic women wear to joint sessions of Congress. 

February 3, 2019 In The News

Third Congressional District Rep. Dean Phillips (DFL-Deephaven) announced Jan. 28 that he will co-sponsor H.R. 294, the Election Day Holiday Act.

In a press release, his office described Election Day as the most important day of the year in a democracy and said that establishing it as a federal holiday would ensure that more Americans have the time they need to vote.

January 28, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips will co-sponsor a bill that would make Election Day a federal holiday, his office announced on Jan. 28 in a press release.

The Election Day Holiday Act would give voters a day off on what Phillips called "the most important day of the year to our democracy."

January 24, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips says the accessibility that framed his campaign is translating into work in Washington, D.C.

On Jan. 21, he sat down with Southwest News Media to talk about what it’s like being among the freshman class, and how purple districts are fueling collaboration at the nation’s capital.

January 23, 2019 In The News

National attention has focused on a handful of young, left-wing first-time members of Congress elected to safe seats. But realistically, the future of the House lies with a larger group of Democrats who eked out narrow wins in newly purple districts.