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WASHINGTON — Rep. Dean Phillips joined fellow members of Congress on Wednesday in urging President Donald Trump to re-open the entire federal government, using a private meeting to push for an end to the nearly month-long shutdown.
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips is cosponsoring a bill that would require universal background checks for nearly all firearm purchases.
Phillips, who is in his first term representing Minnesota’s 3rd District, announced on Jan. 8 that he is cosponsoring the universal background checks bill, H.R. 8.
It isn't your usual bill, the For The People Act introduced Friday by House Democrats. Also known as HR 1, symbolically their first legislation, it is a 571-page compendium of existing problems and proposed solutions in four political hot zones: voting, political money, redistricting and ethics.
Dean Phillips has a sense for the marketplace. He led Phillips Distilling as it recast itself from a maker of commodity spirits before the artisanal booze craze hit. He co-created Talenti Gelato before there was a gelato outpost in every upscale neighborhood, and his Penny’s Coffee offers a template for third-wave coffee shops as community centers.
As a man who made it a point to frequently mix and mingle with his future constituents, the weeks following Dean Phillips’ election to Congress provided quite a change of pace.
Congressman-elect Dean Phillips didn’t wait long to keep his promise. He held a town hall a little more than a month after being elected, something his Republican opponent rarely did. A capacity crowd packed the Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, MN, on December 17, 2018.