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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, ...

PHILLIPS STATEMENT ON WOMEN’S HEALTH SUPREME COURT DECISION

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center: “Like a large majority of Americans, I am angered and devastated by this ruling. The consequences of this decision are a blow to all of us who believe that in a free society, there are limits to how much the government can encroach on our personal lives....

PHILLIPS INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT JOBS OF BONE MARROW AND STEM CELL DONORS

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Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced the introduction of The Life Saving Leave Act (H.R. 7770) that would allow up to 40 non-consecutive, unpaid hours of leave for donors of life-saving bone marrow and blood stem cells. Bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants can cure or treat over 75 otherwise fatal diseases or conditions; however, 70 percent of patients do not have a ...

PHILLIPS NAMED 2022 FISCAL HERO FOR WORKING TO FIX THE DEBT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Fix the Debt, a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, recognized Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) as a Fiscal Hero for 2022. Fiscal Heroes are awarded each Congress, recognizing policymakers who work to improve our nation's fiscal situation and fix the budget process. Phillips is one of only seven House Democrats to receive the honor in the 117th Congress. “W...

PHILLIPS HELPS PASS URGENT BILL TO COMBAT RISING COSTS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation to lower costs at the grocery store, reduce gas prices and strengthen food supply chains. VIDEO: Dean Phillips speaks at press conference heralding the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act is comprised of bills led by both Democrats and R...

Fiscal Hero

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Winner

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget named Rep. Phillips a 2022 Fiscal Hero for pushing his party leaders to make debt a priority, leading bipartisan efforts to fix the debt and the budget process, taking responsible votes, using town hall meetings to engage and educate constituents, advocating to keep tough fiscal choices on the table, and introducing legislation to improve ...

PHILLIPS: AMERICANS MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON JAN. 6

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Dean Phillips expressed his support for tonight’s bipartisan January 6th Committee hearings. The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised on most national TV stations. On the one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 earlier this year, Phillips introduced a bill to permanently designate January 6 as “Democracy Day.” That bill is currently co-sponsored by 58 fellow lawmak...

PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL POLICE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PATHWAYS TO POLICING ACT

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips announced that the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) endorsed his bipartisan Pathways to Policing bill. The MCCA is the first endorsement from a national police group after the bill received endorsements from every major police association in Minnesota and the Star Tribune Editorial Board. “During more than 80 conversations and ride-alongs I’ve had ...

PHILLIPS READS KATHRYN RAMSTAD’S PLEA ON GUN REFORM ON HOUSE FLOOR

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Kathryn Ramstad, widow of former Republican Congressman Jim Ramstad, wrote a note to Rep. Dean Phillips following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Phillips shared it on the House floor today before voting to pass 8 gun violence prevention measures: Transcript: Madam speaker, Jim Ramstad represented Minnesota’s Third District in Congress as a principal...

Help (very much) needed: Better cops

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What could have been a groundbreaking Minnesota police recruitment bill regrettably fell victim to last-minute gridlock at the State Capitol. But the effort may have opened the door to national legislation that would shine a well-deserved spotlight on a Minnesota program called "Pathways to Policing." The program, used at police departments in Bloomington, Roseville and elsewhere, removes barrier...

PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH OF BIPARTISAN HOUSE DIPLOMACY CAUCUS

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Peter Meijer (R-MI) announced the reconstitution of the House Diplomacy Caucus. This body is committed to strengthening American diplomacy as America’s foreign policy tool of first resort, strengthening alliances, and exploring concrete ways to hel...

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, law enforcement leaders unveil bill to boost police recruiting

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A Minnesota model to recruit and retain more-diverse law enforcement candidates could soon go national under proposed legislation aimed at beefing up depleted police ranks across the country. U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., is leading a bipartisan push to pass the Pathways to Policing Act — patterned after a six-year-old Minnesota initiative — amid an ongoing nationwide shortage of officers. Th...

Bloomington, MN

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Rep. Phillips honored Vietnam-era veterans Carl (Les) Fordahl Jr., Donald Alman, Duane Brinkman, Michael Dardis, Dave Handy, Larry Hvinden, Gerald (Jerry) Martin, Edward Schuenke, Bill Middeke, Thomas Sawyer, and Jim Sorum.

Phillips, law enforcement leaders to unveil bipartisan Pathways to Policing Act

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BLOOMINGTON, MN — Rep. Dean Phillips will join state and local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday, May 31st, to unveil his Pathways to Policing Act, a new bipartisan bill to help state and local law enforcement agencies struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels recruit a new generation of public servants. Endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota Fraternal Order o...

Phillips Introduces Bill to Bolster Police Recruitment Nationwide

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips introduced the bipartisan Pathways to Policing Act to address the police shortage in Minnesota and in communities across the country. The bill is endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. The Pathways to Policing Act invests in programs to he...