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Phillips Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Bipartisanship

Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) with a 2020 Jefferson – Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. The newly-unveiled award recognizes members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward. With a score of 98%, Rep. Phillips is one of the top 10 bipartisan leaders in the House of Representatives.

Phillips, a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, worked closely with U.S. Chamber of Commerce on his Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The bipartisan bill, which was signed into law on June 5, made critical reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a crucial source of relief for small businesses during the coronavirus epidemic.

"I'm on a mission to inspire a new era of collaboration in Congress," said Phillips. "When the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was signed into law last week, we proved that Republicans, Democrats, and the private sector can lead together. Here's to more meaningful teamwork."

About the Jefferson–Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship:

Since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton, America has benefitted from leaders who found ways to work together despite their differences. The Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship recognizes members of Congress who have demonstrated a willingness to work across the aisle and is awarded to elected leaders of conviction and principle who are able to find common ground.

“Now more than ever, our nation needs elected leaders with the courage to pursue common ground and bold, bipartisan solutions to America’s greatest challenges,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “These awards honor the deserving members of Congress that are forging common-sense sense solutions, working across the aisle, to enact lasting and meaningful reforms. In the days ahead, Congress must work together and support our nation's free enterprise principles that will help bring our economy back to strength and put our people back to work.”

The Jefferson-Hamilton Award is earned by the 10 top scoring senators and 20 top scoring members of the House, apportioned by party. Rating is based on the number of bills a Member cosponsors introduced by a Member of the opposite party. Click here for the full list of recipients.