Press Releases

March 26, 2019 Press Release

MINNETONKA, MN - Rep. Dean Phillips is kicking off the Congressional Art Competition in Minnesota’s Third District this week. Students grades 9-12 living or attending school in the Third District are invited to create original 2D works of art in the medium of their choosing by April 15, 2019 for consideration.


March 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips today joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Joe Neguse (D-CO), David McKinley (R-WV), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Glen Thompson (R-PA), and Sens, Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Pat Roberts (R-KS), in introducing the IDEA Full Funding Act

March 26, 2019 Press Release
Phillips: “I urge all of us, on both sides of the aisle, to do the right thing, the humane thing, and keep our Liberian community here in their homes – in the United States of America.”

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Rep. Dean Phillips pushed for a legislative fix to prevent the expiration of the Liberian community’s Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status. DED is set to expire on March 31st. Unless there is an extension or another fix, the expiration will subject thousands of Liberians to deportation.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr today:

March 19, 2019 Press Release
Phillips joins Problem Solvers Caucus in pushing for priority consideration on House Floor under new House 290 "Consensus Calendar" rule

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus voted to formally endorse the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which will extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restore full benefits to victims. The Caucus' action, supported by Rep.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips today announced that he is an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a bill aimed at ending discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in public accommodations, education, federal financial assistance, employment, housing, credit and federal jury service.

March 13, 2019 Press Release
Phillips: “We can legislate a fix and it is time to act.”

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Rep.

March 8, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Phillips’s contributions to H.R. 1 strengthen democracy reform bill that must now be taken up by the Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voted for the historic democracy reform bill, H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which passed the House today. The bill is a package of ethics, voting rights and campaign finance reform aimed at reducing the influence of special interests in our politics. It was the first bill that Phillips co-sponsored in Congress.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, members of the Problem Solvers Caucus amended HR 1 by utilizing a new rule included in the “Break the Gridlock” rules package negotiated with House leadership and implemented this Congress. The House Committee on Rules gave preference to this amendment because a

March 6, 2019 Press Release
Phillips: “We cannot address our country’s greatest challenges when we place special interests over our common interests.”

WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Rep. Dean Phillips took to the House Floor to voice his full support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act.