Phillips Wins Chamber of Commerce Jefferson-Hamilton Bipartisanship Award for Second Straight Year

June 17, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship for the second year in a row. The Chamber gives Phillips high marks for working across the aisle and leading on legislation to support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, the non-partisan Lugar Center named Phillips the 12th most bipartisan member in the House of Representatives.

“I’m on a mission to inspire a new era of collaboration in Congress,” Phillips said. “As other political leaders focus on division, my staff and I will always prioritize unifying over common ground for the common good. I thank the Chamber for once again recognizing this important work.”

These awards recognize members of Congress who demonstrated a commitment to advancing bipartisan solutions that address our nation’s problems and move our economy forward,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark. “In a time of intense polarization and gridlock, Rep. Phillips’s record of working across the aisle is to be commended.” 

In the 116th Congress, Rep. Phillips’s bipartisan accomplishments included:

For these success and more, Phillips was rated the most productive Representative in the Minnesota delegation by the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. In addition, Congressman Phillips is the only member of the Minnesota delegation to win a Legislative Action Award from the Bipartisan Policy Center.