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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...

MPR: MN Rep. Phillips hopeful ‘build back better’ will still pass

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When West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said over the weekend he could not vote for President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion “build back better” plan, many Minnesota Democrats reacted with anger and frustration. But 3rd District Rep. Dean Phillips said he thinks the social spending plan will still pass in the Senate sometime in the new year. “I believe it’s the end of the beginning,” Phillips s...

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...

Star Tribune: White House promises array of benefits for Minnesota in latest Build Back Better framework

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The Biden administration is touting what it describes as a host of benefits for Minnesota — ranging from child care and early education to tax cuts — that would be made possible by the president's Build Back Better framework. The White House released a fact sheet Friday saying that the $1.75 trillion framework announced this week would "bring down costs that have held back families in Minnesota fo...

Phillips: Ideological Politics Have no Place in the Exam Room

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s refusal to act on a request to block a Texas law prohibiting most abortions after about 6 weeks, ushering in the most restrictive abortion measure in the nation. “I am deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to examine a law which I believe is overly restrictive, and I continue to be appalled by repeated...

Phillips Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand and Strengthen Telehealth Services

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– Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Telehealth Coverage and Payment Parity Act (H.R. 4480) aimed at improving Americans’ access to health care whenever and wherever they need it. The bipartisan legislation pushes for permanent coverage and payment parity for telehealth services at the federal level. With the country still grappli...

Reps. Phillips, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Affordable Health Coverage for Retired National Guard and Reserve Personnel

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped introduce, H.R. 1997, the TRICARE Fairness for National Guard and Reserve Retirees Act. Co-led with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), this bipartisan bill would correct an inconsistency in federal law and lower health care costs for thousands of Minnesota veterans. Under current law, retired members of the National Guard and Reserve under the age of 60 are not elig...

Phillips, Minnesota Delegation Urge Full Funding for Minnesota's Health Care System

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U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Angie Craig (D-MN), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), and Pete Stauber (R-MN) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit the agency’s decision to partially deny the state’s request for a waiver regard...

Phillips, Problem Solvers Caucus Endorse Immediate Vote on Bipartisan $160 Billion Vaccine Distribution Package

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— Today, Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped lead 58 bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus members in calling for an immediate vote on the $160 billion “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distribution package, as broader bipartisan relief talks and reconciliation process continue. As emerging, more contagious variants are found in Minnesota and across the nation, the “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distrib...