Press Releases

March 16, 2021 Press Release
If adopted, Minnesota would become the first Midwestern state to set clean energy standards for passenger vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) kicked off the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, calling for submissions from high school students across Minnesota’s Third District. The Congressional Art Competition has been a nationwide tradition since 1982, meant to showcase the creativity and talent of America’s young artists.

March 15, 2021 Press Release
Phillips: “I have never encountered an organization so utterly dysfunctional and in need of reformation as our Congress.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced that he will join the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. As a new member of the Select Committee, Phillips will draw upon his extensive entrepreneurial experience to advance ideas, processes, and technologies that foster cooperation and restore Americans’ faith in government.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released a new, virtual tour of the U.S. Capitol and surrounding landmarks. The Capitol complex has been closed for in-person tours since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and interest in the history and symbolism of the Capitol Building has piqued since the January 6th insurrection.  

March 3, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Phillips’s contributions to the For the People Act would combat disinformation, strengthen campaign finance enforcement, secure our elections, and restore faith in government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a historic voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics reform bill that included five provisions authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03).

March 2, 2021 Press Release
The Voter Notice Act would neuter pernicious disinformation campaigns and bring much-needed truth and transparency to our elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that his bill, the Voter NOTICE Act, will be included in H.R.

February 24, 2021 Press Release
Phillips: “I ask that we focus on the trifecta of livable wages, more jobs, and thriving businesses - not just obstruct and demand that we not proceed, rather come up with solutions on how we achieve all three. They are not mutually exclusive and I want to see America lead.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Small Business Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Dean Phillips (MN-03) convened a hearing titled “Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage.” The hearing comes as the House prepares to vote on President Biden’s American Rescue Package, a COVID-19 stimulus bill which includes a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, as early as Frida

February 23, 2021 Press Release
Phillips: "May his name grace the Post Office in the town he loved, and the town that loved him back, for generations to come"

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) to rename the Wayzata Post Office in honor of former Minnesota Rep. Jim Ramstad. The legislation was cosponsored by the entire Minnesota Delegation and now moves to the Senate, where Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) leads the companion proposal.

February 11, 2021 Press Release
Letter to Leadership: “We believe these items must be preserved as a symbol to those who remain, and to educate future Americans about the fragility of our union and the preciousness of our democracy."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Andy Kim (D-NJ) released a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Administration Committee Chair Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) calling for the preservation of glass panels smashed during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.