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May 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) has helped introduce a bipartisan bill, the Restaurant Recovery Fairness Act, co-led by his Republican counterpart on the Small Business Committee’s Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations Subcommittee ranking member Beth Van Duyne (R-TX).

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) released the following statement on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, as police reform negotiations continue, led by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) congratulated Tai Nguyen for winning the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Minnesota’s Third District.

May 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced the Arctic Diplomacy Act of 2021, legislation that would establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Rep. Dean Phillips joined a bipartisan majority in the House in voting to pass H.R. 3233 to establish a national commission tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Phillips released the following statement after the 252-175 vote: 

May 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) sent a letter to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry asking the Biden Administration to clarify its policy regarding cross-border pipelines and to explain how the permitting process can mitigate the risks pipelines pose to tribal sovereignty and our natural environment.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and 11 other Jewish Members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the Administration to facilitate de-escalation to stop the pain and suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians. 

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) questioned Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry about U.S. diplomacy and the global response to climate change. During the hearing, Rep.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) spoke on the House floor during a Special Order Hour organized by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) to honor Minnesota law enforcement officers and their sacrifices made in the line of duty.



In The News

May 26, 2020 In The News

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano; joined Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., to push for a national coronavirus contract tracing program Tuesday.

May 25, 2020 In The News

Ordinarily, it's cause for celebration when a large federal program comes in well under budget. That’s not the case, however, for the government’s key program to stabilize the private sector during the novel coronavirus-related economic crisis: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), administered by the Small Business Administration.

May 25, 2020 In The News

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to holding a vote this week on a bipartisan bill that would give small businesses receiving Paycheck Protection Program loans more flexibility. Senate Republicans have also proposed fixes. So let’s hope they can put aside political differences and take care of small business.

May 25, 2020 In The News

The House was already facing a deadline crunch this summer, with a slew of must-pass bills threatening to overwhelm lawmakers for months.

And that was before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

May 24, 2020 In The News

It was a seemingly off-the-cuff bit of concern trolling that few in Washington could pull off other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Tuesday, in her best Italian grandmotherly tone, Pelosi expressed concern at President Trump’s use of the unproven COVID-19 remedy hydroxychloroquine because of possible side effects stemming from the president’s health condition.

May 21, 2020 In The News

Lawmakers are accelerating their push to extend the time frame for small-business owners to spend funds received through the $670 billion Paycheck Protection Program.

The Senate will consider legislation that would double, to 16 weeks, the amount of time businesses have to spend PPP loans. Backers say the proposal has bipartisan support.

May 21, 2020 In The News

One of the great threats to the post-pandemic economy is becoming clear: Vast numbers of small and midsize businesses will close permanently during the crisis, causing millions of jobs to be lost.

The federal government moved with uncharacteristic speed to help those businesses — enacting the Paycheck Protection Program, with $669 billion allocated so far.

May 21, 2020 In The News

Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, on their efforts to improve the Payroll Protection Program. 

May 20, 2020 In The News

Almost from the day the $670 billion Paycheck Protection Program was announced, restaurant owners have been complaining that it doesn’t work for their industry. Congress has clearly heard them.