Seniors

Our seniors have worked hard and paid into earned benefit programs all their lives.  Rep. Phillips is working in a bipartisan fashion to fulfill America's promise of a financially secure retirement with access to quality health care.

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July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Telehealth Coverage and Payment Parity Act (H.R. 4480) aimed at improving Americans’ access to health care whenever and wherever they need it. The bipartisan legislation pushes for permanent coverage and payment parity for telehealth services at the federal level.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped lead 58 bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus members in calling for an immediate vote on the $160 billion “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distribution package, as broader bipartisan relief talks and reconciliation process continue.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips announced he is co-sponsoring the State Public Option Act, landmark health care legislation that will allow Americans to buy into their state’s Medicaid program.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As COVID-19 cases reach record numbers and the Trump Administration continues its attempt to gut existing health care law, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) joined a bipartisan House majority in voting to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act.

March 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Collin Peterson (MN-07) wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling on the Administration to expedite the delivery of personal protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to Minnesota as the state confronts the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Collin Peterson (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) wrote an open letter to the people of Minnesota concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The delegation is committed to working together to ensure Minnesotans have the information they need to keep themselves and their families safe.

March 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), and Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN-2), Dean Phillips (D-MN-3), Betty McCollum (D-MN-4), Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5), and Collin Peterson (D-MN-7) wrote a letter to Vice President Pence calling on the Administration to provide critical assistance to the State of Minnesota in its efforts to respond to and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   

March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dean Phillips joined members of the bipartisan Problems Solvers Caucus to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator in the White House Situation Room. After the meeting, Phillips released a statement:

 

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voted in favor of the Butch Lewis Act, which aims to save the multiemployer pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees across the country. The 2008 financial crisis and a steady decrease in union jobs has put these pensions at risk, threatening to derail the safe and secure retirement that these workers spent decades paying into.