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PHILLIPS INTRODUCES LOVE LIVES ON ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced the Love Lives On Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow spouses of deceased servicemembers to retain survivor benefits upon remarriage. Rep Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) serve as original cosponsors on the legislation. The bill compliments an NDAA amendment that Phillips introduced in July and is expected to…

PHILLIPS TO HOST COMMEMORATION CEREMONY HONORING VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS

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MAPLE GROVE, MN —Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03), in partnership with the Vietnam War Commemoration program, will pay tribute to Vietnam-era veterans through a commemoration ceremony. Nominated Vietnam-era veterans – or a surviving family member – living in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District will be honored with a commemorative lapel pin and certificate of special…

Associated Press: Leaders stress need for more veterans centers in Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS — Four Minnesota political leaders toured a veterans center in St. Paul on Thursday to pay tribute to those who served in the military and call for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for veterans. Gov. Tim Walz, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips made the visit on Veterans Day to highlight the value of centers…

Grand Forks Herald: On Veterans Day, Minnesota policymakers call for broader access to vet counseling centers

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ST. PAUL — On Thursday, Nov. 11, Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips met at the St. Paul Veterans Center to mark the Veterans Day holiday and draw attention to efforts to boost access to mental health resources for vets.  The policymakers emphasized the value of vet centers around…

Fox 9: Minnesota lawmakers push bill to add Vet Centers in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - State and federal lawmakers in Minnesota marked Veterans Day on Thursday by urging the passage of legislation to bring more Vet Centers to Minnesota.  Speaking from the St. Paul Vet Center, Rep. Dean Phillips says North Dakota has more of the centers, which provide mental health and other support for veterans, than Minnesota, which is home to only…

Reps. Phillips, Steil Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans Mental Health

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 -- This week, Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) are introducing the ‘No Veteran Falls Through the Cracks Act,’ legislation to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) follows up with veterans rescheduling mental health appointments at the VA. Currently, if a veteran cancels a mental health appointment online the VA…

Ahead of Memorial Day, Phillips Introduces Legislation to Improve Veterans' Access to Lifesaving Mental Health Care

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced the introduction of the Vet Center Support Act, H.R. 3674, a bill that would identify barriers to constructing new Vet Centers and increasing staff capacity to assess how well veterans’ mental health needs are being met in underserved areas. Minnesota only has three Vet Centers statewide – one Center for every 100,000 veterans…