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September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) sent a letter to to the Army Corps of Engineers expressing concerns over the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline.

Full text of the letter is available here and below: 

August 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today: 

July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution expressing support for the designation of August 1, 2021, as Gold Star Children’s Day to recognize the sacrifices of the children of fallen servicemembers. The initiative is co-led by Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), with Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Trent Kelly (R-MS) joining as original cosponsors. Sens.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, held a hearing examining the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and small firms in fighting climate change.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Telehealth Coverage and Payment Parity Act (H.R. 4480) aimed at improving Americans’ access to health care whenever and wherever they need it.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Today, Rep. Phillips released letters sent to Gov.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and his colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act, an unprecedented China policy package that invests in U.S. diplomacy, strengthens U.S.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that he successfully secured $30.8 in federal funding for Minnesota infrastructure projects in the INVEST in America Act, which passed the House today.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips announced that the Interstate 494 Corridor Project, which runs through Eden Prairie, Edina, and Bloomington in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, has been awarded $60 million by the U.S.



In The News

July 7, 2020 In The News

From car dealers to construction companies, Minnesota employers hauled in $10.2 billion through the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), ranking the state No. 15 in the U.S., according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

June 21, 2020 In The News

Liz Mattingly had to wait two months for the $19,905 she was entitled to collect through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program.

The shop owner should have collected the money 10 days after the loan was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which would have allowed her to rehire her furloughed workers sooner and get them off unemployment.

June 16, 2020 In The News

At least four members of Congress have reaped benefits in some way from the half-trillion-dollar small-business loan program they helped create.

And no one knows how many more there could be.

June 15, 2020 In The News

The surprise decline in the unemployment rate has shifted the discussion regarding additional COVID-19 relief legislation. Appearing on CNBC on Monday, White House senior adviser Kevin Hassett said that, while a fourth legislative package is highly likely, another

June 13, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON―Four House Democrats are opposing a Department of Defense proposal to ease recent lobbying restrictions on former senior officials, arguing it would put the defense industry ahead of the taxpayer.

June 11, 2020 In The News

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act signed into law on June 5 eases some restrictions⁠—like the spending timeline and parameters⁠—but the adjustments don’t relieve the frustrations lenders and borrowers have expressed about the forgiveness application process.

June 9, 2020 In The News

Businesses have taken at least half a trillion dollars in coronavirus aid from the American public, and the government is refusing to disclose which companies are getting the money.

June 5, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a new version of the small-business loan program known as PPP that had been redesigned by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips and a Texas Republican colleague.

June 5, 2020 In The News

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, small businesses across the country have been severely impacted by a sharp decline in revenue. Thousands of small business owners have been forced to let go of their employees, leaving millions out of work.

June 5, 2020 In The News

President Trump signed into law sweeping changes to the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program today, making the program's lending terms more favorable to restaurants, retailers and other businesses.