With Americans Demanding Action, Phillips Joins Problem Solvers Caucus, Governors, and Senators for Bipartisan Infrastructure Summit

April 23, 2021
Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD – This week, Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) engaged in a policymaking retreat in Annapolis, Maryland, where he collaborated with industry groups, government stakeholders, and members of Congress from both parties to build consensus and chart a path forward on infrastructure legislation.

After two days of productive work and substantive debate, Phillips and his colleagues on the PSC Infrastructure Working Group unveiled a framework for a bipartisan infrastructure plan that meets the moment while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The report includes recommendations for investment in our nation’s highways, roads and bridges, public transportation, power grid, water systems, ports and airports, and broadband networks. Those recommendations were officially endorsed by the full Caucus of 58 members – 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans.

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“Investments in roads, bridges, waterways, energy, broadband, and the future of our nation is a unifying need and opportunity,” said Rep. Phillips. “I was honored to join a small group of Democratic and Republican governors, senators, and fellow House members in Annapolis, MD over the past two days to discuss, deliberate, and determine a path forward. America needs both 21st century infrastructure and bipartisanship if we hope to not just survive - but thrive - and I believe we’re on the path to achieving both.”

Read the full PSC infrastructure report here.

Last week, Rep. Phillips and a select group of leaders within the Problem Solvers Caucus met with senior White House officials to discuss infrastructure and other bipartisan priorities for the 117th Congress. Phillips was appointed PSC Vice Chair this year after his work on COVID-19 relief inspired a bipartisan breakthrough in December of 2020.