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Phillips Reintroduces Bill to Promote Ranked Choice Voting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) reintroduced the Voter Choice Act in the 118th Congress. The Voter Choice Act boosts adoption of a ranked choice voting (RCV) model for elections by investing $40 million in federal grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost for local and state governments that choose to adopt RCV. The bicameral bill is led by Sens. Michael Bennet…

Phillips, House Democrats Condemn GOP Attempts to use Israel and the American Jewish Community as Political Pawns

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Costa, Cohen, Goldman, Manning, Norcross, Phillips, Schrier, Stevens, Stanton, Sherman, Wasserman-Schultz, and Wild voted against H.R. 8369, the Israel Security Assistance Support Act, and issued the following joint statement in response to repeated attempts by House Republicans to use Israel and the American Jewish community as…

Inspired by Minnesotan, Phillips Amendment to Expand Access to Universal Changing Tables Set to Become Law in FAA Reauthorization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips voted to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024. The bill will be signed into law by President Biden and includes an amendment authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) aimed at making travel more accessible for disabled Americans and their caretakers by requiring all medium and large…

Phillips Statement on Countering Antisemitism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN) released the following statement today after H.R. 6090, the Antisemitism Awareness Act, passed the House on a 320-91 vote:  "For years, antisemitism has been steadily rising across the United States and around the world. Following the October 7th terrorist attack on Israel in which 1,200 people were brutally murdered and over 200…

REP. DEAN PHILLIPS VOTES NO ON BILL THAT COULD BAN TIKTOK IN THE UNITED STATES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN) voted against H.R. 7521, a bill to require the Chinese company ByteDance to sell TikTok to an American or allied company or face a nationwide ban. “As members of Congress, it’s our duty to ensure America’s national security and our collective personal security - and the risks of misinformation and misuse of personal data is subject to…

Phillips Will Vote Against Republicans’ Quixotic Bid to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN) will vote against Republicans’ long-shot bid to remove Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The quixotic campaign has baffled many, since it is Congress - not Cabinet secretaries – that is at fault for the shameful state of our immigration system.   “This Republican Majority will go down in history as a…

Phillips Will Vote Against GOP Israel Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement on Speaker Johnson’s Israel funding bill: “With a bipartisan deal in hand that would strengthen U.S. national security and support our Ukrainian, Israeli, and Taiwanese allies in their defense against dictators and terrorists, I’m appalled that Speaker Johnson has chosen –for the second…

EDEN PRAIRIE STUDENT WINS CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips congratulated Eden Prairie Sophomore Ananya Murugavel for winning the 2023 Congressional App Challenge in Minnesota’s Third District. Ananya’s app, Act1on 4 Chang3, makes it easier for students to track their volunteer hours. The Congressional App Challenge was launched by the House of Representatives in 2015 to highlight the value of computer…

Phillips Backs Medicare for All

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) signed on to H.R. 3421, Medicare for All. Inspired by conversations with small business owners and Minnesotans in his Common Ground Workshops, the move makes Phillips one of the leading moderate voices backing the legislation within the democratic party.  “We don’t have a health care system, we have a sick-care system,” said…

Rep. Phillips Requests Enforcement Funding for the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Vice Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting adequate funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Phillips is a longtime advocate for oversight in pandemic lending programs. SBA Inspector General…