Press Releases

February 11, 2021 Press Release
Phillips: "I intend to invite American small businesses to come before our committee to discuss the $15 minimum wage proposal, its impact on their businesses, and how we might accomplish the trifecta of livable wages, more jobs, and thriving small businesses. They are not mutually exclusive objectives."

WASHINGTON, D.C — During a late night stimulus markup yesterday, Rep.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Small Business Committee Members Angie Craig and Dean Phillips were joined by Rep. Betty McCollum, and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith in urging Congressional leaders to include direct financial support to restaurants in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package or as a standalone bill.

February 5, 2021 Press Release
On separating vaccine distribution from broader relief package, Phillips says: “The COVID-19 virus won’t wait for us to compromise”

 WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped lead 58 bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus members in calling for an immediate vote on the $160 billion “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distribution package, as broader bipartisan relief talks and reconciliation process continue.

February 4, 2021 Press Release
Phillips: "I’m not here this evening seeking sympathy - rather to make a public apology."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) joined a special order hour organized by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to share their experiences of January 6, 2021 when the was subject to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that led to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and the first breach of the institution since the War of 1812.

February 4, 2021 Press Release
After Authoring Critical PPP Legislation in 2020, Phillips to Join House Small Business Committee as Subcommittee Chair in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced he will lead the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Regulations as Chair for the 117th Congress.

February 3, 2021 Press Release
Sicknick will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery today following a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced the introduction of a Congressional Resolution to honor Officer Brian D.

January 28, 2021 Press Release
In the 117th Congress, Phillips will serve on the House Small Business, Foreign Affairs, Modernization, and Ethics Committees and will help lead the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus as Vice Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 117th Congress begins its work on behalf of the American people, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today announced his committee assignments along with new leadership positions for his second term.

January 21, 2021 Press Release
The Bicameral Legislation Is Led in the Senate by Senators Gillibrand and Bennet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips, Jason Crow, Jimmy Panetta, and Lauren Underwood announced the introduction of the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, legislation that would invest billions in the nation’s public health jobs and infrastructure and aid the country’s lagging vaccine distribution campaign.

January 12, 2021 Press Release
Backing censure resolution, Phillips says: “To my Republican colleagues calling for unity and healing; neither are possible without accountability. Separate yourselves from seditionists. Condemn insurrectionists.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress reconvenes to reckon with the first breach of the United States Capitol since 1814, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced he is supporting a resolution censuring Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) for inciting violence against his fellow members of Congress. Phillips is a co-sponsor of the measure authored by Reps.

January 7, 2021 Press Release
Phillips remains in Washington, backs Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led 59 of their colleagues in a letter calling on House leaders to immediately reconvene the House of Representatives to reckon with the assault on our democracy that took place on January 6th.