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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 recognition. Phillips’s father, ...

Chaska Herald: Rep. Dean Phillips has American flag flown for Chaska Legion

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On Nov. 12, U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips presented an American Flag to members of the Chaska American Legion Post 57 family (Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary). The flag flew over the United States Capitol Building at the request of Phillips to honor the service and sacrifices of Chaska American Legion members, according to a legion press release. "For more than 2...

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 like the three ...

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 the state and said the...

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 a few facilities. "I can ...

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 is not required to follow up to resch...

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 – one of the worst ratios i...

Amidst National Crisis, Phillips Helps Introduce Bipartisan Inspire to Serve Act

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and a bipartisan coalition of Representatives reintroduced H.R. 3000, the Inspire to Serve Act. Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), the Inspire to Serve Act would modernize and strengthen national and public service programs – including the military, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps – in order to ensure that the United States can recruit and retain a robust conting...