In The News

May 17, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., thinks the U.S. Small Business Administration's Payroll Protection Program has good intentions, but it needs some tweaks.

May 11, 2020 In The News

Reps. Dean Phillips (D-Minn) and Chip Roy (R-Texas) introduced bipartisan legislation Monday that would make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at providing additional help to employers trying to weather the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus crisis.

April 17, 2020 In The News

Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) has released a video featuring a bipartisan group of Minnesota elected officials, celebrities and citizens. In the “Many Voices One Message” video, familiar faces unite around a message of hope and gratitude, and urge Minnesotans to stay home and stick together as uncertainty around next steps in the COVID-19 pandemic looms.


April 2, 2020 In The News

The last federal coronavirus relief bill, coming in at $2.2 trillion, is the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history. Rep. Dean Phillips wanted to make sure the money gets used in the way it’s intended.

March 27, 2020 In The News

Minnesotans in Congress lined up Friday behind the massive, $2.2 trillion stimulus package to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they looked ahead to what else is needed to respond to the unprecedented crisis.

March 24, 2020 In The News

The shortage of supplies for frontline health workers is so severe in her district that Rep. Elissa Slotkin has started texting sewing patterns of DIY face masks to embroidery companies. In between, she’s making nonstop calls to the governor's staff, hospitals and other state leaders to seek help for her constituents from the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020 In The News

Minnesota’s Democratic U.S. Congress members are asking President Donald Trump’s administration to speed up medical supply deliveries to Minnesota from the national stockpile to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020 In The News

Minnesota's 10 Congressional delegates on Thursday, March 19, called on the federal Small Business Administration to free up Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

March 19, 2020 In The News

At least three congressional staffers and two members of Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus.

As a consequence of the outbreak, the U.S. Capitol Sergeant at Arms has ordered limited access to the Capitol building and members’ offices until April. And all Capitol Visitor Center tours have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.