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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…

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…

Washington Times: House Democrats propose permanent recognition of Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’

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Congressional Democrats want to make the observance of the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot an annual event. Democratic Reps. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and Jason Crow of Colorado said they have introduced legislation to designate permanently Jan. 6 as “Democracy Day” to “ensure the lessons of the January 6th assault are not forgotten.” “Future generations can never forget the actions that took…

Business Journals: Will 2022 bring another round of small-business relief funding? Congress is working on a deal

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Small businesses struggling in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may get another round of relief — but not as much as they hoped for. Rep. Dean Phillips, R-Minn, who has pushed for additional grant funding for the Restaurant Relief Fund and for the gyms, hotels and live events industries, said he remained optimistic about Congress passing a new, targeted relief package for those industries.…

KARE 11: Minnesota lawmakers, officials reflect on anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection

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Elected leaders from Minnesota are observing the one year anniversary and condemning the actions of protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.  Members of the Minnesota delegation who were in the Capitol that day said it is still difficult to process the notion that fellow Americans breached the seat of US government with the intention to block the…

MPR: One year later, Rep. Dean Phillips recalls shock, violence of Capitol attack

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On Jan. 6, 2021, an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, urged on by then-President Donald Trump. Trump told them the 2020 election was stolen from him and they should “fight like hell, [or] you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Five people died in the insurrection, more than 140 police officers were injured, and for the first time in American history, we did not have a…