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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…

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…

Phillips Introduces Bill to Expand First Responders’ Access to Health Care Coverage

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WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing from police, fire, and EMS professionals in Minnesota, Representative Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced HR 6030 the Expanding Health Care Options for First Responders Act, a bicameral bill that fills a gap in coverage for retired first responders wishing to opt into Medicare starting at the age of 50. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced companion legislation…

Rep. Dean Phillips Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election to Congress

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MINNETONKA, MN – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN) announced he will not seek re-election to Congress in 2024. Phillips has represented Minnesota’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019 and released the following statement: “My journey to public service began the morning after the 2016 election, when I faced the reality that democracy requires…

Phillips Statement on Ending the Bloodshed of Israelis and Palestinians and a Future of Peace

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, released the following statement on the despicable Hamas terrorist attack in Israel on October 7, the resulting human tragedy in Gaza, and the never ending, seventy-five year cycle of bloodshed that must come to an end and be…

PHILLIPS, HILL, DAVIDS REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO INSPIRE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), French Hill (R-AR), and Sharice Davids (D-KS) reintroduced the 21st Century Entrepreneurship Act to expose students from underserved and minority communities to the entrepreneurship and innovation fields. Entrepreneurship is an engine of economic growth, job creation, and innovation in all areas of the country. Unfortunately, American…

PHILLIPS STATEMENT ON SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voted to uphold principle and remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his role of Speaker of the House.   “I’m disappointed that former Speaker McCarthy chose not to work with Democrats, reform Congress, and make it work as intended.” said Rep. Phillips “An historic, missed opportunity to demonstrate bipartisanship and restore…

PHILLIPS STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced his decision to step down from Democratic leadership. He was elected as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Caucus (DPCC) at the beginning of the 118th Congress with his unique “Let’s Grow” campaign. He will continue to represent the people of Minnesota’s Third District in the House of Representatives…