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Problem Solvers Caucus Backs Phillips's Bill to Crack Down on Package Theft

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  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…

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, NEW DEMS ENDORSE PHILLIPS’S PATHWAYS TO POLICING ACT

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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…

PHILLIPS CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF PORCH PIRATES ACT IN LIGHT OF MASSIVE ONLINE SALES

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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…

PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL POLICE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PATHWAYS TO POLICING ACT

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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…

PHILLIPS READS KATHRYN RAMSTAD’S PLEA ON GUN REFORM ON HOUSE FLOOR

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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: Transcript: Madam speaker, Jim Ramstad represented Minnesota’s Third District in…

Help (very much) needed: Better cops

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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…

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, law enforcement leaders unveil bill to boost police recruiting

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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…

Phillips, law enforcement leaders to unveil bipartisan Pathways to Policing Act

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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…

Phillips Introduces Bill to Bolster Police Recruitment Nationwide

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips introduced the bipartisan Pathways to Policing Act to address the police shortage in Minnesota and in communities across the country. The bill is endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. The Pathways to Policing Act invests in…