Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) announced the introduction of their bipartisan bill, School Access to Naloxone Act (HR 3065). The legislation, modeled after the 2013 School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act which supported the rollout of EpiPens nationwide, would incentivize stocking and training on naloxone in… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus announced its endorsement of the Porch Pirates Act of 2022, a bipartisan bill to protect American consumers by closing loopholes to combat the rise in occurrences of porch package theft. The Porch Pirates Act would apply the same penalties to the theft of United States Postal… Read more »
Washington, D.C.—As discussions continue in the U.S. House of Representatives about the possibility of votes on a series of bills related to enhancing public safety and funding local police departments, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today called on House leadership to include H.R. 7826, the Pathways to Policing Act, which is inspired… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced endorsements of his Pathways to Policing Act from the national Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the largest organization of law enforcement officers in the world, and the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), the largest caucus of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
This legislation is inspired by a pioneering program by… Read more »
Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips is calling for passage of his Porch Pirates Act, which would increase penalties for package thieves.
This week, millions of Americans participated in a massive slate of online sales – from Amazon’s Prime Day to Target’s Deal Days – which will lead to a huge influx of packages shipped to doorsteps across the country.
“As e-commerce grows, so… Read more »
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips announced that the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) endorsed his bipartisan Pathways to Policing bill. The MCCA is the first endorsement from a national police group after the bill received endorsements from every major police association in Minnesota and the Star Tribune Editorial Board.
“During more than 80 conversations and… Read more »
WASHINGTON D.C. — Kathryn Ramstad, widow of former Republican Congressman Jim Ramstad, wrote a note to Rep. Dean Phillips following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Phillips shared it on the House floor today before voting to pass 8 gun violence prevention measures:
Jim Ramstad represented Minnesota’s Third District in… Read more »
What could have been a groundbreaking Minnesota police recruitment bill regrettably fell victim to last-minute gridlock at the State Capitol.
But the effort may have opened the door to national legislation that would shine a well-deserved spotlight on a Minnesota program called "Pathways to Policing." The program, used at police… Read more »
A Minnesota model to recruit and retain more-diverse law enforcement candidates could soon go national under proposed legislation aimed at beefing up depleted police ranks across the country.
U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., is leading a bipartisan push to pass the Pathways to Policing Act — patterned after a six-year-old Minnesota… Read more »
BLOOMINGTON, MN — Rep. Dean Phillips will join state and local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday, May 31st, to unveil his Pathways to Policing Act, a new bipartisan bill to help state and local law enforcement agencies struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels recruit a new generation of public servants.
Endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota… Read more »