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Phillips Statement on Draft Roe v. Wade Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement after reading a draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, threatening basic rights and access to health care: "I’m among the nearly 70% of Americans who support the protections of Roe v. Wade. Our nation has never experienced - nor can ever accept - such a dangerous erosion of freedom, liberty, and privacy. We...

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 Nazi document w...

Phillips on the Anniversary of George Floyd's Murder

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― Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) released the following statement on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, as police reform negotiations continue, led by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Phillips’s colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus: “It was one year ago, today. George Floyd’s murder finally forced our country to acknowledge ...

Phillips Endorses Historic Action to Legalize Adult Recreational Cannabis Use in Letter to Minnesota Legislature

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) endorsed the legalization of adult recreational cannabis in Minnesota for the first time. In a letter delivered to legislative leaders in Minnesota this morning, Phillips touted his support for House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler’s bill, H.F. 600, and called on the Minnesota House and Senate to pass the legislation this session. Despite bipartisan, majority citizen...

House Adds Phillips Provision to Protect Vulnerable Immigrants Who Face Abuse to Historic Violence Against Women Act

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Today, the House of Representatives will vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark law that combats sexual assault and domestic violence. Included in the bill was an amendment authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) that would ensure that women and children immigrants who face domestic violence can leave their abuser without losing their legal immigration status. “No one—and I ...

In Viral House Floor Speech, Phillips Appeals to the Better Angels of his House Colleagues and Country

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) joined a special order hour organized by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to share their experiences of January 6, 2021 when the was subject to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that led to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and the first breach of the institution since the War of 1812. WATCH: Rep. Phillips speaks on the House Floor Remarks as prepa...

As Minority-Owned Businesses Are Hit Hard By Pandemic, Phillips Announces New Bill To Promote Economic Equity For New Businesses

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Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee today that he will strengthen his bill, The New Business Preservation Act (H.R. 6403), by including aggressive changes to benefit women and minority entrepreneurs. Phillips’s bill authorizes the Treasury Department to partner with states to make equity investments in new businesses alongside private ven...

Phillips Supports George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to Improve Law Enforcement and Keep Our Communities Safe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Like millions of Americans, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) was saddened, angered, and horrified by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Phillips believes law enforcement should bring peace to our comminutes, not violence, yet we continue to witness unspeakable acts of police misconduct and abuse – especially directed at people of color. Representation begins with listening, an...

Phillips Statement on George Floyd

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MINNETONKA, MN - Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement today: “As I stated after news first broke of his death, I’m saddened, I’m angry, and I’m horrified by the brutality that needlessly ended George Floyd’s life on May 25th. There can be no justification for the actions taken by the officer shown in the video, and I thank Minneapolis Police Chief Arradondo for his swift action in f...

Phillips Secures Vote on Bipartisan PPP Bill in Final Heroes Package

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Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today: “After careful deliberation and meaningful conversations with Minnesotans, I have decided to vote in favor of the Heroes Act. This bill opens negotiations on the next bold legislative package America needs to protect the health of our citizens and economy. And while I have registered deep reservations about the process by which we ...