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Phillips Will Vote Against Republicans’ Quixotic Bid to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN) will vote against Republicans’ long-shot bid to remove Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The quixotic campaign has baffled many, since it is Congress - not Cabinet secretaries – that is at fault for the shameful state of our immigration system.   “This Republican Majority will go down in history as a…

Phillips Will Vote Against GOP Israel Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement on Speaker Johnson’s Israel funding bill: “With a bipartisan deal in hand that would strengthen U.S. national security and support our Ukrainian, Israeli, and Taiwanese allies in their defense against dictators and terrorists, I’m appalled that Speaker Johnson has chosen –for the second…

Phillips Statement on Ending the Bloodshed of Israelis and Palestinians and a Future of Peace

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, released the following statement on the despicable Hamas terrorist attack in Israel on October 7, the resulting human tragedy in Gaza, and the never ending, seventy-five year cycle of bloodshed that must come to an end and be…

MPR: Rep. Dean Phillips speaks on Israel war, House Speaker election

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Minnesota 3rd District Rep. Dean Phillips has been one of the more vocal members of the state’s delegation in recent weeks: He's issued strong condemnations of the Hamas attacks in Israel, he's railed against dysfunction in the U.S. House and he's flirted for several months with the idea of challenging President Joe Biden, a fellow…

Star Tribune: Rep. Phillips pushes back on progressive leader's comment that Israel is 'racist state'

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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips sharply criticized a progressive leader in the U.S. House for calling Israel "a racist state" ahead of the Israeli president's speech to Congress.  "To condemn an entire people, to call an entire country racist, is beyond the pale," said Phillips, who is Jewish. "It's anything but…

Phillips Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Security, Humanitarian Conditions in Syrian Displaced Persons Camps

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Washington, DC — Last week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, introduced H.R.4078, the Syria Detainee and Displaced Persons Act. Following devastation and destruction by the Islamic State, camps were created as a temporary solution to house detained and displaced people within Northeast…