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Fox News: House Democrats push measure to invest in local police departments amid stall from leadership

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House Democrats appear at odds over a bipartisan measure introduced earlier this year that would provide investments in local police departments across America to ensure officers have the resources needed to keep them and their communities safe. Led by New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Florida Republican Rep. John Rutherford, the Invest to Protect Act would provide small police depart...

Star Tribune: Minnesota's congressional delegation ranked for bipartisanship

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The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University looked at how much lawmakers worked across party lines. A ranking of congressional bipartisanship in 2021 shows Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar finishing 10th in the Senate, while fellow DFLer Rep. Dean Phillips was 13th in the House. The findings were published last week by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of P...

Roll Call: House readies relief package for restaurants, other industries

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The House might vote next week on a small-business pandemic aid package that would provide $42 billion for additional restaurant relief and $13 billion for other “hard hit” industries. The Rules Committee is scheduled to meet on the revised bill Tuesday afternoon, which indicates floor action soon after. Democratic leaders are whipping the bill to see if there are enough votes to pass it, accordi...

Sun Post: Klobuchar, Phillips laud small business center after $1M federal allocation

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Two members of Minnesota’s federal legislative delegation visited Brooklyn Park March 19 to celebrate new financing for the Small Business Development and Acceleration Center project, which is being constructed in the Northwind Plaza mall. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Dean Phillips spoke in front of the mall, located at the corner of West Broadway and Brooklyn Boulevard, after the project was recen...

CCX News: Federal Funding Secured for Brooklyn Park Small Business Center

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Congress has approved a funding bill that includes funds for a small business incubator planned in Brooklyn Park. The $1.5 trillion House Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package includes a wide range of projects across the country, including funds for infrastructure and public safety. Locally, $1 million was requested for the Brooklyn Park small business center, which will be located at vacant stor...

CNN: Phillips confronts GOP lawmaker who compared vaccine protocols to Nazi Germany

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(CNN)Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio is drawing condemnation from his House colleagues for his comparison of Washington, DC's vaccine and Covid-19 protocols to Nazi Germany. Responding to a tweet from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser reminding residents that proof of vaccination will be required to enter many business in the city beginning on Saturday, Davidson tweeted an image of a Nazi document w...

Business Insider: Several lawmakers want to ban themselves from trading stocks, calling the appearance of self-dealing 'pretty dangerous to democracy'

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In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rejection of a ban on lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks, momentum is building for proposals to ban the practice. "We are a free-market economy. They should be able to participate in that," Pelosi said when asked by Insider about the idea at a December press conference. With increased scrutiny of Pelosi's husband's frequent stock trades, a ...