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

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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.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) joined a special order hour organized by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to share their experiences of January 6, 2021 when the was subject to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that led to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and the first breach of the institution since the War of 1812.

January 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 117th Congress begins its work on behalf of the American people, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today announced his committee assignments along with new leadership positions for his second term. At his request, Phillips will now serve on the Small Business Committee – where he’ll Chair the Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Subcommittee – along with the Foreign Affairs and Ethics Committees and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He will also help lead the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus as Vice Chair.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress reconvenes to reckon with the first breach of the United States Capitol since 1814, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced he is supporting a resolution censuring Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) for inciting violence against his fellow members of Congress. Phillips is a co-sponsor of the measure authored by Reps. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), which details Brooks’s involvement in the events leading up to the attack on Capitol Hill.

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led 59 of their colleagues in a letter calling on House leaders to immediately reconvene the House of Representatives to reckon with the assault on our democracy that took place on January 6th.

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) joined the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in releasing the following principles on election security and the Electoral College, illustrating that proud Republicans and proud Democrats share the same basic, commonsense values regarding our democratic system: