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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...

Fox News: House Democrats push measure to invest in local police departments amid stall from leadership

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House Democrats appear at odds over a bipartisan measure introduced earlier this year that would provide investments in local police departments across America to ensure officers have the resources needed to keep them and their communities safe. Led by New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Florida Republican Rep. John Rutherford, the Invest to Protect Act would provide small police depart...

Phillips Introduces Bill to Combat Porch Piracy

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced the Porch Pirates Act to combat increasing occurrences of package theft. The bill would apply the same federal penalties that apply to the theft of United States Postal Service (USPS) mail to the theft of commercial packages from private carriers such as Amazon, FedEx, and UPS. “As e-commerce grows, so does the theft of packages from o...

Star Tribune: Minnesota's congressional delegation ranked for bipartisanship

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The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University looked at how much lawmakers worked across party lines. A ranking of congressional bipartisanship in 2021 shows Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar finishing 10th in the Senate, while fellow DFLer Rep. Dean Phillips was 13th in the House. The findings were published last week by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of P...

Phillips, Hill, Davids Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Inspire Youth Entrepreneurship

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), French Hill (R-AR), Sharice Davids (D-KS), introduced the 21st Century Entrepreneurship Act to expose students from underserved and minority communities to the entrepreneurship and innovation fields. Entrepreneurship is a central component of economic growth, job creation, and innovation. Unfortunately, entrepreneurship rates have steadily decli...

Reps. Phillips, Kim, Crow, Stefanik Lead Bipartisan Bill to Help Senior Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Businesses

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to help older small business owners continue to compete in local, national and global economies. Phillips is leading the bill along with Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Reps. Kim and Crow serve as Ranking Member and Chair of the Small Business Subcommittee on Innova...

Phillips Named 13th Most Bipartisan Member of Congress by Nonpartisan Lugar Center

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Minnetonka, MN — Today, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their Bipartisan Index ranking members of Congress for their commitment to working across the aisle during the 117th Congress. Rep. Dean Phillips ranked 13th among the 437 members of the House of Representatives who served throughout that period, putting him in the top 3% of his peers...

Phillips Statement on Draft Roe v. Wade Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement after reading a draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, threatening basic rights and access to health care: "I’m among the nearly 70% of Americans who support the protections of Roe v. Wade. Our nation has never experienced - nor can ever accept - such a dangerous erosion of freedom, liberty, and privacy. We...

Phillips leads House in passing support for restaurants and small businesses wronged by previous relief programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) led the House of Representatives in passing H.R. 3807, the Relief for Restaurants and Other Hard-Hit Industries Act with bipartisan support (223-203). The vote is a culmination of an eight-month effort by Phillips and entrepreneurs, who have been working together to replenish targeted relief for industries that rely on people gathering after dem...

Phillips Calls for Quick Passage of Targeted Small Business Relief

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement in support of the small business relief bill headed to the House Floor on Thursday: “This week, the United States Congress has an opportunity to make good on a commitment we made to American small business owners during the height of the pandemic. We promised then that help was on the way, and that the entrepreneurs who needed...

Roll Call: House readies relief package for restaurants, other industries

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The House might vote next week on a small-business pandemic aid package that would provide $42 billion for additional restaurant relief and $13 billion for other “hard hit” industries. The Rules Committee is scheduled to meet on the revised bill Tuesday afternoon, which indicates floor action soon after. Democratic leaders are whipping the bill to see if there are enough votes to pass it, accordi...

Sun Post: Klobuchar, Phillips laud small business center after $1M federal allocation

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Two members of Minnesota’s federal legislative delegation visited Brooklyn Park March 19 to celebrate new financing for the Small Business Development and Acceleration Center project, which is being constructed in the Northwind Plaza mall. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Dean Phillips spoke in front of the mall, located at the corner of West Broadway and Brooklyn Boulevard, after the project was recen...