Equity and Civil Rights

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May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) released the following statement on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, as police reform negotiations continue, led by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Phillips’s colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus:

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) endorsed the legalization of adult recreational cannabis in Minnesota for the first time. In a letter delivered to legislative leaders in Minnesota this morning, Phillips touted his support for House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler’s bill, H.F. 600, and called on the Minnesota House and Senate to pass the legislation this session.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives will vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark law that combats sexual assault and domestic violence. Included in the bill was an amendment authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) that would ensure that women and children immigrants who face domestic violence can leave their abuser without losing their legal immigration status. 

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.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee today that he will strengthen his bill, The New Business Preservation Act (H.R. 6403), by including aggressive changes to benefit women and minority entrepreneurs.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

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May 27, 2020 Press Release

MINNETONKA, MN - Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement today:

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today:

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement today after she and Rep. Dean Phillips (DFL-Minn.), alongside Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, announced bipartisan legislation to protect victims of stalking and domestic violence. H.R.

August 19, 2019 Press Release

MINNETONKA, MN – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) issued the following statement on Planned Parenthood being forced out of Title X funding by the Trump Administration. The White House’s gag rule denies this crucial funding to organizations that refer their patients to safe and legal abortion options.