Press Releases

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressmen Ben Cline (VA-06) and Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced H.R. 7949 - the SMART Government Act. This legislation would implement a three-pronged approach to establish better governance and oversight regarding Federal technology practices.

H.R. 7949 would:

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to provide tax relief to startups that are ineligible for other types of business aid passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 21, 2020 Press Release
Phillips secures amendments to modernize national security, support military families, bolster crisis preparedness, stabilize international relationships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced today that his bipartisan plan to support Gold Star Families has been added to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee today that he will strengthen his bill, The New Business Preservation Act (H.R.

July 8, 2020 Press Release
“The rapid rise in unemployment claims in Minnesota and across the country is unprecedented and requires renewed attention from Congress as the pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our economy”


July 2, 2020 Press Release
Phillips hears from city leaders struggling to access broadband, moves plan to connect more communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, aimed at rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The legislation includes an amendment authored by Phillips to help suburban communities access highspeed broadband as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic pushes Minnesota schools, businesses, and consumers to do more online.

July 1, 2020 Press Release
Phillips: “We tolerate – even condone – a system that places profit over people. It’s costing us billions of dollars, bankrupting thousands of families, and surely costing lives. Americans are getting ripped off and we can do something about it.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As COVID-19 cases reach record numbers and the Trump Administration continues its attempt to gut existing health care law, Rep.

June 16, 2020 Press Release
Forgivable PPP loans are available for a limited time, small businesses should act now to access relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), authored by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX), into law.