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Phillips Secures Critical Investments for Minnesota

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Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Rep. Dean Phillips voted to pass the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package, H.R. 2471, which provides funding for economic development, infrastructure and public safety projects in Minnesota while addressing some of our nation’s biggest challenges. Rep Phillips: “Tonight our Congress passed legislation to fund police, child care, Pell Grants, Head Start, bor...

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...

Park Center Student Wins Congressional Art Competition Hosted by Rep. Phillips

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) congratulated Tai Nguyen for winning the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Minnesota’s Third District. Tai’s beautiful piece, Entrenched Blossoms, was selected by a panel of expert judges and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside winning artwork from across the country for one year. “I want to issue a heartfelt congratulations to Tai for winning this...

With Millions Out of Work, Phillips Introduces Bill to Widen Access to Valuable Workforce Training Programs

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– This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and a coalition of bipartisan Representatives and Senators introduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, a bill that would increase access to high-quality workforce training and credentialling programs. Phillips’s bill would allow individuals to utilize “529” tax-advantaged savings plans to pay for job-training programs. Under current law, s...

Phillips Invites Minnesota Students to Compete in Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) kicked off the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, calling for submissions from high school students across Minnesota’s Third District. The Congressional Art Competition has been a nationwide tradition since 1982, meant to showcase the creativity and talent of America’s young artists. Submissions received by April 17th will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished...

COVID-19 App Created By Eden Prairie Student Wins Congressional Challenge

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MINNETONKA, MN - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that Eden Prairie High School Senior Connor Holm won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in Minnesota’s Third District for his app, the COVID-19 Information Provider. The app connects users with detailed local public health data, allowing Minnesotans to assess the risk of contracting COVID-19 in their community and arming them with inf...

Minnesota Delegation Sponsors Legislation to Help High School Students in Minnesota Who Lost Jobs Due to COVID-19

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— This week U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-2) were joined by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-3), Ilhan Omar (MN-5) and Betty McCollum (MN-4) as they introduced bicameral legislation to help high school students in Minnesota who have lost jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The lawmakers said that many high schoo...

Phillips Applauds Passage Of CARES Act Stimulus Package

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Today, Congressman Dean Phillips applauded House passage of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, which was subsequently signed into law by the President hours later. Phillips flew to Washington to ensure his presence in the event of a recorded vote, but the bill was ultimately voice voted for quick passage. The Senate passed the bill late Wednesday on a 96-0 recorded vote. The legislation provides immedi...