In The News

March 10, 2020 In The News

With the Capitol consumed by anxiety over the coronavirus, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) rose in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday and told his Democratic colleagues they should leave Washington and return home to their districts, where they would be safer. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) immediately quashed the idea, according to multiple sources in the room. 

March 3, 2020 In The News

As the U.S. reports its ninth death from COVID-19, lawmakers met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the federal response to the disease.

Pence was tapped by President Trump last week to head up the White House's task force on the coronavirus.

February 28, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (CN) — As stock markets quake and anxiety over the coronavirus spreads, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worked in a deeply contentious hearing Friday to assure lawmakers that the Trump administration is capable of handling an outbreak in the U.S.

February 11, 2020 In The News

Brooklyn Park’s Mayor Jeff Lunde attended the 2020 State of Union address as Rep. Dean Phillips’ guest Feb. 4.

January 28, 2020 In The News

Affordable housing was the topic of a community conversation hosted by Dean Phillips, the U.S. representative for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District.

The Jan. 24 event at Maple Grove Government Center featured a panel of experts for a solutions-focused discussion on affordable housing.

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.’"