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Rep. Phillips is on a mission to restore Americans' faith in government. 

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October 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans filibustered legislation to protect our democracy, the Freedom to Vote Act:

“When our nation’s Founders drafted the Constitution they endeavored to create a government of, by and for the people, but 234 years later, cowardice reigns in the United States Senate.

October 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), along with Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Angus King (I-ME), reintroduced the Voter Choice Act to boost adoption of a ranked choice voting (RCV) model for elections, also known as an “instant runoff.” The Voter Choice Act provides $40 million in federal grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost for local and state governments that choose to adopt RCV.

September 29, 2021 Press Release

WashingtonD.C. – Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D, MN) and Dusty Johnson (R, SD) introduced the Get It Done Act, a bipartisan bill to implement sequestration to avoid a government shutdown should Congress fail to pass a complete appropriations bill.

June 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to prevent debate on S.1, the For the People Act:

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Rep. Dean Phillips joined a bipartisan majority in the House in voting to pass H.R. 3233 to establish a national commission tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Phillips released the following statement after the 252-175 vote: 

April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2902, the Elected Official Lobbying Prohibition Act. This bipartisan legislation would close a long-standing loophole that allows elected officials to lobby on behalf of private clients.

March 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced that he will join the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. As a new member of the Select Committee, Phillips will draw upon his extensive entrepreneurial experience to advance ideas, processes, and technologies that foster cooperation and restore Americans’ faith in government.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a historic voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics reform bill that included five provisions authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03).

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that his bill, the Voter NOTICE Act, will be included in H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a landmark anti-corruption, voter protection, and campaign finance reform package co-sponsored by every House Democrat.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Andy Kim (D-NJ) released a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Administration Committee Chair Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) calling for the preservation of glass panels smashed during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Last night, the members learned the Capitol Superintendent retained the damaged glass from Capitol doors facing the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.