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Phillips Introduces Bipartisan Russian Leadership Travel Ban

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Washington, D.C. — Today, in direct response to Vladimir Putin's Ukraine invasion, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would instate a comprehensive travel ban on Russian government officials and members of the Russian oligarchy. “America must always stand on the side of freedom and the will of people - not autocrats,” Phillips said. “A comprehensive travel ban on Russ...

Star Tribune: Rep. Dean Phillips pushes to extend deadline for Liberians seeking residency

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Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., is part of a group pushing Congress to cancel or extend a Dec. 20 deadline for Liberians living in the United States to apply for citizenship. It would be the second extension related to the Liberian Refugee Fairness Act, which Congress passed in 2019 to give Liberian nationals who have lived in the U.S. for years — sometimes decades — a path to a green card and perman...

Breitbart: House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Counter China’s ‘Ramped Up’ Malign Acts Menacing U.S. Across Globe

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House Democrats joined forces with their Republican colleagues Wednesday to introduce a bill to monitor and protect U.S. national security from communist China’s aggressive “malign activities across the globe.” In a statement, the office of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) announced the introduction of the bipartisan China Watcher Act to establish a monitoring system to keep tabs on the communi...

WCCO: Phillips joins Esme Murphy to talk about Afghanistan and Small Business Relief

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While the focus on Afghanistan continues to be the threat of another attack and the chaos outside the airport, the evacuation has continued. So far more than 117,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan, including 5,400 Americans. A small number of refugees have already arrived in the U.S. Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips was one of the first members of Congress to ...

MinnPost: As withdrawal deadline looms, Minnesota congressional staffers scramble to help evacuate Afghan allies

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The first requests came to U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips’ team over the weekend on Aug. 14. At first, it was a trickle: calls from relatives and friends of those stuck in Afghanistan, all hoping that a member of Congress could help evacuate their loved ones. That trickle soon turned into a deluge. On Aug. 17, Phillips posted what his staff now calls the “tweet heard ’round the world,” listing contact in...

Historic Legislation to Counteract China and Restore American Global Leadership Clears Committee with Four Phillips-Authored Provisions

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This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and his colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act, an unprecedented China policy package that invests in U.S. diplomacy, strengthens U.S. economic leadership that bolsters engagement, enhances transparency, and empowers American workers and small businesses, and holds our advers...

Phillips Leads Resolution to Honor and Support the United States African Development Foundation

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Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the United States African Development Foundation’s 40 years of tireless and effective community development work. The initiative is co-led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, and Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) is an ...

Phillips Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide, For The First Time, True And Accurate Chinese Economic Data

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This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped introduce the Documenting Adversarial Trade Aggression (DATA) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would establish a new Center in the Department of Commerce dedicated to collecting and consolidating data on China’s financial markets. The bill is led in the House by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who serves with Phillips on the bipartisan Problem Solve...