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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...

Phillips, Hill, Davids Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Inspire Youth Entrepreneurship

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), French Hill (R-AR), Sharice Davids (D-KS), introduced the 21st Century Entrepreneurship Act to expose students from underserved and minority communities to the entrepreneurship and innovation fields. Entrepreneurship is a central component of economic growth, job creation, and innovation. Unfortunately, entrepreneurship rates have steadily decli...

Reps. Phillips, Kim, Crow, Stefanik Lead Bipartisan Bill to Help Senior Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Businesses

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to help older small business owners continue to compete in local, national and global economies. Phillips is leading the bill along with Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Reps. Kim and Crow serve as Ranking Member and Chair of the Small Business Subcommittee on Innova...

Phillips Named 13th Most Bipartisan Member of Congress by Nonpartisan Lugar Center

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Minnetonka, MN — Today, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their Bipartisan Index ranking members of Congress for their commitment to working across the aisle during the 117th Congress. Rep. Dean Phillips ranked 13th among the 437 members of the House of Representatives who served throughout that period, putting him in the top 3% of his peers...

Phillips Introduces Bipartisan Russian Leadership Travel Ban

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Washington, D.C. — Today, in direct response to Vladimir Putin's Ukraine invasion, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would instate a comprehensive travel ban on Russian government officials and members of the Russian oligarchy. “America must always stand on the side of freedom and the will of people - not autocrats,” Phillips said. “A comprehensive travel ban on Russ...

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, ...

Washington Post: Lawmakers begin talks on another round of coronavirus relief for businesses

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers have held early discussions about another round of coronavirus stimulus spending as they seek to blunt the fast-spreading omicron variant and its threats to public health and economic recovery. The efforts have focused primarily on authorizing billions of dollars to help an array of businesses — including restaurants, performance venues, gyms and even minor lea...

Business Journals: Lawmakers urge Congress to pass more Covid-19 small business relief

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More than 60 lawmakers from both parties are asking Congressional leaders to quickly pass an additional round of Covid-19 relief for small businesses. The lawmakers, which include Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, and Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J, along with the lead sponsors of the bipartisan small business grant bills GYMs Act, RRF Replenishment Act, and the Save Hotel Jo...

Star Tribune Opinion: A balanced approach to solving a mess

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One of the many lingering effects of the pandemic is the damage done to Minnesota's once-brimming unemployment trust fund. The near complete shutdown of much of the state's economy during the depths of the pandemic sent unemployment levels soaring, exhausting the fund. The state then started borrowing from the federal government, as many states did, to continue unemployment benefits. Now the $1 bi...