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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 leads House in passing support for restaurants and small businesses wronged by previous relief programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) led the House of Representatives in passing H.R. 3807, the Relief for Restaurants and Other Hard-Hit Industries Act with bipartisan support (223-203). The vote is a culmination of an eight-month effort by Phillips and entrepreneurs, who have been working together to replenish targeted relief for industries that rely on people gathering after dem...

Phillips Calls for Quick Passage of Targeted Small Business Relief

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement in support of the small business relief bill headed to the House Floor on Thursday: “This week, the United States Congress has an opportunity to make good on a commitment we made to American small business owners during the height of the pandemic. We promised then that help was on the way, and that the entrepreneurs who needed...

Roll Call: House readies relief package for restaurants, other industries

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The House might vote next week on a small-business pandemic aid package that would provide $42 billion for additional restaurant relief and $13 billion for other “hard hit” industries. The Rules Committee is scheduled to meet on the revised bill Tuesday afternoon, which indicates floor action soon after. Democratic leaders are whipping the bill to see if there are enough votes to pass it, accordi...

Sun Post: Klobuchar, Phillips laud small business center after $1M federal allocation

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Two members of Minnesota’s federal legislative delegation visited Brooklyn Park March 19 to celebrate new financing for the Small Business Development and Acceleration Center project, which is being constructed in the Northwind Plaza mall. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Dean Phillips spoke in front of the mall, located at the corner of West Broadway and Brooklyn Boulevard, after the project was recen...

Phillips, Quigley Lead Lawmakers in Calling for Small Business Support in the COVID Supplemental Relief Bill

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) led a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the inclusion of much-needed relief for the country’s hardest-hit small businesses in the upcoming COVID supplemental bill. The letter, which was signed by 42 of their colleagues, specifically mentions the restaurant, fitness, hospitality, live events, and travel indust...

CCX News: Federal Funding Secured for Brooklyn Park Small Business Center

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Congress has approved a funding bill that includes funds for a small business incubator planned in Brooklyn Park. The $1.5 trillion House Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package includes a wide range of projects across the country, including funds for infrastructure and public safety. Locally, $1 million was requested for the Brooklyn Park small business center, which will be located at vacant stor...