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Phillips Secures Funding for Critical 494 Bridge Repairs

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MINNETONKA, MN — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that critical repairs for the I-494 bridge over the Minnesota River were included in the first round of bridge investments headed to Minnesota from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Phillips helped pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, which will deliver $60.4 million to Minnesota bridge projects in FY 2022 alone, ...

Phillips, Crow Lead Effort to Permanently Memorialize January 6 as "Democracy Day"

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Washington, D.C. — On the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Congressmen Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced a resolution to permanently designate January 6th as “Democracy Day.” The resolution is supported by more than 45 fellow lawmakers. One year ago, a group of insurrectionists carried out a violent attack against the U.S. Capitol ...

Phillips Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging Action on Targeted Small Business Relief

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are leading a bipartisan effort to urge House and Senate leadership calling for additional targeted small business relief. Industries which rely on in-person services have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and many in these industries have been left out of previo...

Phillips to Minnesota Leaders: Carve Out Surplus Funds for Small Business Aid

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Rep. Dean Phillips sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, and Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller calling for the state’s leaders to use the state’s massive surplus to provide aid to the states small business. The Congressman specifically mentioned as needed targets for aid industries which rely on in-person service or gatherings, inclu...

Phillips Helps Pass Build Back Better Act

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“Just as Social Security improved the lives of retired Americans, Build Back Better will improve the lives and lower costs for American kids and families,” Phillips said. “And WE will become a better prepared, more self-sufficient, and more competitive nation for generations to come.” Independent reports, such as the one provided by the non-partisan Moody’s analytics, have concluded that the BBB a...

Reps. Phillips, Steil Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans Mental Health

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-- This week, Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) are introducing the ‘No Veteran Falls Through the Cracks Act,’ legislation to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) follows up with veterans rescheduling mental health appointments at the VA. Currently, if a veteran cancels a mental health appointment online the VA is not required to follow up to resch...

Rep. Phillips helps pass historic infrastructure package

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– Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) voted to pass a bipartisan infrastructure deal, an historic investment in the nation’s roads, bridges and overall economy. The core infrastructure plan is based on a framework agreed to by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – where Phillips serves as Vice Chair – earlier this year. Phillips and other Problem Solvers Caucus leaders met with Sen. Joe Manchin, R...

Phillips, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Foreign Spending in All American Elections

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Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit foreign contributions in elections. Specifically, the Stop Foreign Funds in Elections Act would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to ban contributions and donations made by foreign natio...

Phillips statement on Republican filibuster of Freedom to Vote Act

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Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans filibustered legislation to protect our democracy, the Freedom to Vote Act: “When our nation’s Founders drafted the Constitution they endeavored to create a government of, by and for the people, but 234 years later, cowardice reigns in the United States Senate. Across our country, democracy is under attack by t...

Rep. Phillips praises new protections for Minnesota's Boundary Waters

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– Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) praised the Biden Administration’s announcement of new protections of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and surrounding watershed in northeastern Minnesota. The White House will initiate consideration of a 20-year withdrawal of key portions of the national forest lands from disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, which would tem...