Bipartisanship

Rep. Phillips is inspiring a new era of collaboration in Congress and using common sense to pursue the common good.

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November 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- This week, Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) are introducing the ‘No Veteran Falls Through the Cracks Act,’ legislation to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) follows up with veterans rescheduling mental health appointments at the VA. Currently, if a veteran cancels a mental health appointment online the VA is not required to follow up to reschedule.

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) voted to pass a bipartisan infrastructure deal, an historic investment in the nation’s roads, bridges and overall economy.  

November 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit foreign contributions in elections.

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.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, held a hearing examining the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and small firms in fighting climate change. In 2021, historic floods, record temperatures, and blazing wildfires have wreaked havoc on communities, posing a significant threat to small businesses nationwide.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the United States African Development Foundation’s 40 years of tireless and effective community development work. The initiative is co-led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, and Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) is an original co-sponsor.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship for the second year in a row. The Chamber gives Phillips high marks for working across the aisle and leading on legislation to support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Small Business Oversight Subcommittee Chair Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Roger Williams (R-TX) led more than 200 of their House colleagues in a letter to SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman urging immediate action to stabilize and improve the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which provides emergency assistance grants to venues that were unable to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced the IGNITE American Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill to provide relief for startup businesses that were ineligible for other types of aid passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped introduce the Documenting Adversarial Trade Aggression (DATA) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would establish a new Center in the Department of Commerce dedicated to collecting and consolidating data on China’s financial markets. The bill is led in the House by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who serves with Phillips on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

May 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) has helped introduce a bipartisan bill, the Restaurant Recovery Fairness Act, co-led by his Republican counterpart on the Small Business Committee’s Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations Subcommittee ranking member Beth Van Duyne (R-TX).

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: 

May 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –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 116th Congress. Rep. Dean Phillips ranked 12th among the 437 members of the House of Representatives who served throughout that period, putting him in the top 3% of his peers when it comes to bipartisan policymaking.

April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) thanked the Medical Alley community for presenting him with the Spirit of the Alley Award, in honor of Phillips’s work to support small businesses in Minnesota and foster innovation in health care.

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.

April 23, 2021 Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD – This week, Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) engaged in a policymaking retreat in Annapolis, Maryland, where he collaborated with industry groups, government stakeholders, and members of Congress from both parties to build consensus and chart a path forward on infrastructure legislation.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) engaged in a whole-of-government strategy to call out systemic underinvestment and tax fairness in Minnesota, from advocacy at the White House to the House Transportation & Infrastructure. On balance, Minnesotans currently pays out more than $1.8 billion each year to federal coffers without seeing that money invested locally. Meanwhile states like Kentucky receive $63 billion more from D.C. than they share in federal taxes.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing the federal deficit by $3.25 trillion over a 10-year period. The National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Act of 2021 would establish a joint committee in Congress, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats and task the group with issuing a report on how to achieve the much needed fiscal health of our federal deficit.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and the Problem Solvers Caucus leadership team met with senior White House officials to have a constructive, bipartisan conversation about pressing issues facing our country — from infrastructure to immigration to mental health.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and David Joyce (R-OH) and Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the RECYLE Act, a bipartisan bill that would lead to vast improvements in community and residential recycling programs.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) thanked the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for presenting him with the 2021 Legislative Action Award, in honor of Phillips’ leadership and demonstrated commitment to crossing the partisan divide. 

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Vice Chair Dean Phillips (MN-03) and his colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) sent a letter to President Joe Biden outlining an agenda for bipartisan, bicameral legislation in the 117th Congress.

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.

February 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) to rename the Wayzata Post Office in honor of former Minnesota Rep. Jim Ramstad. The legislation was cosponsored by the entire Minnesota Delegation and now moves to the Senate, where Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) leads the companion proposal.

Phillips, who represents the same district Ramstad once did, offered a tribute to the late statesman before the vote:

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C — During a late night stimulus markup yesterday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that he will lead a Small Business Committee hearing on the impact a federal $15 minimum wage would have on American small businesses and jobs. The upcoming minimum wage hearing will be the Congressman’s first as chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Regulations.

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.

February 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced the introduction of a Congressional Resolution to honor Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a 12-year veteran of the Capitol Police who passed away as a result of injuries sustained defending the United States Capitol against rioters on Jan. 6th. Officer Sicknick was the fourth U.S.

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 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:
 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) praised the passage of a bipartisan emergency relief package to help American families and small businesses struggling during the most devastating public health emergency in modern American history. 

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2021, including the bipartisan “Cheryl Lankford Memorial to Improve Assistance for Gold Star Spouses and Other Dependents” amendment by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03).

December 8, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Dean Phillips introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to rename the Wayzata post office in honor of former Minnesota Representative Jim Ramstad who passed away last month. Senator Tina Smith and Representatives Tom Emmer (MN-06), Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Collin Peterson (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) have also sponsored the legislation.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Thursday, December 3, 2020, Dean Phillips (D-MN) and other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus stood together to fight for their common-sense bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief package. It is being supported by a rapidly growing group of Senators on both sides of the aisle, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and others to help American families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis.

December 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Problem Solvers Caucus members Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in announcing a four-month, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework that will help American students, families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis. The Problem Solvers Caucus, 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, helped develop the bicameral package. 

October 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) came together in a show of bipartisanship today to sign the Braver Angels “What we will do to hold America together” public letter, promoting bipartisanship in the lead-up and following this year's Presidential election.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Rep. Dean Phillips voted against “HEROES 2.0,” the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill offered by Nancy Pelosi and House leadership, joining 17 other Democrats, 189 Republicans and one Independent as the bill passed the House 214 to 207. Phillips released the following statement:

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced they have introduced the bipartisan Telehealth Coverage and Payment Parity Act (H.R. 8308) 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.

September 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans – unveiled its “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table. 

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D- MN) along with Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) introduced legislation to reduce the influence of lobbyists and provide greater transparency into who is influencing our political process. The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act would limit the ability of former members of Congress to influence the legislative process from the shadows, modernize lobbying data to make it more accessible to Americans and provide multiple reforms to strengthen enforcement. 

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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) sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expressing concern about continued delays in the processing of paper tax returns and requesting further information on what the agency plans to do to address this issue.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressmen Ben Cline (VA-06) and Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced H.R. 7949 - the SMART Government Act. This legislation would implement a three-pronged approach to establish better governance and oversight regarding Federal technology practices.

H.R. 7949 would:

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to provide tax relief to startups that are ineligible for other types of business aid passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phillips’s IGNITE American Innovation Act will allow small and mid-size businesses that weren’t able to utilize the CARES Act tax provisions to monetize up to $25 million accumulated tax assets.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) joined a bipartisan majority in the House that voted to pass the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 60th consecutive year.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced today that his bipartisan plan to support Gold Star Families has been added to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

June 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), authored by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX), into law.

June 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) with a 2020 Jefferson – Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. The newly-unveiled award recognizes members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward. With a score of 98%, Rep.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), in a strong bipartisan vote of 417-1. Phillips and co-author Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) praised the passage of his bill, which will provide critical reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a critical source of aid for small businesses during the coronavirus epidemic.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) have released a diverse list of national and regional organizations supporting the passage of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPFA). This bill will solve problems with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a critical source of aid for small businesses during the coronavirus epidemic that has come under fire from critics in both parties.

Rep Dean Phillips:

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Dean Phillips has introduced two important reforms impacting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs, the emergency sources of funding for small businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. This legislation will make billions of dollars more accessible to small businesses without close relationships with big banks and to the small businesses that comprise the industries most impacted by the economic downturn, especially restaurants, music venues and other members of the hospitality industry.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, May 26, 2020, the Problem Solvers Caucus formally endorsed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Actlegislation that will revamp some of the rules within the current Paycheck Protection Program, making it more accessible and equitable for small businesses looking to weather the current economic storm.

May 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Votes are set for Wednesday, May 27 on two important reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program from Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) designed to save struggling small businesses and ensure necessary transparency for American taxpayers. The Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act and the Transparency and Reporting for the Underbanked and Taxpayers at Home (TRUTH) Act solve problems with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) an Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) facing millions of small business owners across the country.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

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

May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and the Lugar Center released their 2019 Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress (the first year of the 116th Congress). Freshman Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) earned high marks for his first year, ranking in the top 7% for his bipartisan work in the House.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, which will make urgently needed changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a vital initiative for small businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Rep. Dean Phillips:

April 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Dean Phillips (MN) and Don Young (R-AK) announced the introduction of the Utilizing and Supporting Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Act to help returned Peace Corps volunteers get back on their feet. Recently announced in the Senate by Sens.

April 21, 2020 Press Release

APRIL 21, 2020 – This morning, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) appeared on Fox Business with Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) to talk about the Problem Solvers Caucus Reopening and Recovery “Back to Work” Checklist, a data-driven proposal focused on reopening America safely and reigniting the economy.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

MINNETONKA, MN – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released an uplifting mobile video featuring a bipartisan group of Minnesota elected officials, celebrities, and citizens. In the “Many Voices One Message” video, familiar faces unite around a message of hope and gratitude, and urge Minnesotans to stay home and stick together as uncertainty around next steps in the COVID-19 pandemic looms.
 

April 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dean Phillips is working to strengthen and protect the country’s start-up businesses with a pair of legislative fixes designed to provide relief for new businesses across the country.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dean Phillips applauded House passage of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, which was subsequently signed into law by the President hours later. Phillips flew to Washington to ensure his presence in the event of a recorded vote, but the bill was ultimately voice voted for quick passage. The Senate passed the bill late Wednesday on a 96-0 recorded vote.

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 20, 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) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital across Minnesota.

March 19, 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 a letter to Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for Minnesota businesses following significant economic impacts from the coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic.

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 17, 2020 Editorials

Dear Minnesotans,

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, we – the Minnesota Congressional Delegation – would like to speak to all Minnesotans with one unified voice. Over the past few weeks, we have watched as this crisis has grown exponentially. So much has changed quickly, and many Americans are wondering where to find information they can trust to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. We know many families are facing anxiety and fear – and that is why we have decided to write to you together.

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:

 

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dean Phillips (MN-03), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Senator Angus King (I-ME) introduced bicameral legislation to support local and state governments that choose to transition to a ranked choice voting (RCV) model for elections. The Voter Choice Act would provide $40 million in federal grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost for local and state governments that voluntarily choose to transition to RCV.

February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5906, the bipartisan Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield through Consumer Learning and Education (RECYCLE) Act. The bill authorizes $15 million per year for five years in grants to states, tribes, nonprofits, public partnerships, and local governments looking to increase community outreach, awareness and education on recycling.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN-03) announced today that Republican Mayor Jeff Lunde (Brooklyn Park) be his guest at the State of the Union in Washington, D.C. on February 4, 2020.

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) teamed up with Reps. Justin Amash (I-MI), Ken Buck (R-CO), Jared Golden (D-ME), Scott Perry (R-PA), Chip Roy (R-TX) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) to call on their colleagues to put aside partisanship and safeguard the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war by reconsidering the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs). In a joint opinion piece published in the Washington Post, they write:

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—This week, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Prudential Regulator Oversight Act (H.R. 4841), authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03). The legislation requires federal prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, along with semiannual reports on their supervisory and regulatory activities. Reps. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) are original co-sponsors.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) offered the following statement after the House passed H.Con.Res.83 - Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran: 

December 26, 2019 Press Release

MIDDLE EAST – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) returned today from spending his holiday week visiting U.S. troops serving in the CENTCOM Area of Operations in the Middle East. From December 22 – 26, Phillips traveled with a bipartisan Congressional delegation and discussed the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Iranian aggression, and trade in a series of high-level diplomatic and military visits in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced today that he successfully pushed for a permanent repeal of the medical device tax to be included in Congress’s end-of-year funding deal, which passed the House today. Minnesota is the birthplace and epicenter of the medical device industry, which leaves Minnesota medical device companies paying 25% of the total national medical device tax burden.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) stood with House leaders to announce a strong and enforceable USMCA trade deal that will improve the American economy, safeguard workers’ rights, protect the environment, and improve access to affordable prescription drugs.

November 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-1), Angie Craig (MN-2), Dean Phillips (MN-3), Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Tom Emmer (MN-6), Collin Peterson (MN-7), and Pete Stauber (MN-8) urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide information regarding the BUILD grant selection process to provide clarity to the competitive applicants from Minnesota that did not receive any funding this year.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) testified before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis about the urgent need for climate action. In Congress, Phillips is member of the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force and is a strong advocate for H.R.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

FOREST LAKE, MN – Recently, 14 congressional staffers - eight from the Minnetonka office of Rep. Dean Phillips (D, MN-03) and six from the northern Minnesota field offices of Rep. Pete Stauber (R, MN-08) - gathered to participate in a day-long depolarization workshop facilitated by the non-profit citizens’ organization, Better Angels

November 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the House Financial Services Committee unanimously passed The Prudential Regulator Oversight Act (H.R. 4841), authored by Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03), in a 55-0 vote. The bipartisan legislation requires federal prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, along with semiannual reports on their supervisory and regulatory activities.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement on Mitch McConnell’s decision to support providing states with $250 million in election security funding

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Fresh off a 28-12 drubbing of the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will travel Sunday to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field for their 118th meeting with the typically overrated Green Bay Packers.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last Friday, members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus visited McAllen, TX to see facilities and conditions at the southern border. The trip was led by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA). Members visited the Donna Holding Facility for family units and unaccompanied children, the Port of Entry in Hidalgo, a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) living and learning center for unaccompanied minors run by the non-profit BCFS, and the McAllen Central Processing Center.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus will be visiting the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday, July 19, 2019. Among the facilities the Caucus members will be inspecting are points of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center. Caucus members will also be inspecting the physical U.S.-Mexican border and will participate in briefings and discussions with experts on the ground. Reps.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-1), Angie Craig (D-MN-2), Dean Phillips (D-MN-3), Betty McCollum (D-MN-4), Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5), Tom Emmer (R-MN-6), and Pete Stauber (R-MN-8) announced today that the President has declared 51 Minnesota counties and 4 tribes eligible for federal disaster aid after they were impacted by devastating storms and flooding.

 

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in honor of National Small Business Week, Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN) and William Timmons (R-SC) introduced a resolution to advocate for small businesses and promote an environment that provides fair, competitive, and transparent access to capital.

April 25, 2019 Editorials

Published in the Sun Newspapers

My favorite weekly ritual is one that defines my first 100 days as your Representative.

It’s when I join with my colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus, which consists of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, to discuss ways we can work together to make things better for all Americans.

April 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In celebration of Earth Week, Rep. Dean Phillips announced today that he is co-sponsoring H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the only bipartisan bill in Congress aimed at combating climate change and incentivizing a green economy. Phillips reiterated his continued focus on finding impactful legislative solutions for combating climate change in a statement today:

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that he is an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan Protect Medical Innovation Act, which was introduced in the House today. The bill would permanently repeal the medical device tax. Minnesota’s Third District has more medical technology companies than any other Congressional District in Minnesota.

 

March 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) issued the following statement on President Trump signing a one year extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status for Liberians.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) delivered 48 letters to the White House from a bipartisan group of Minnesota senators today. The letters urge the President and Congress to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program for Liberian refugees before it expires on March 31, subjecting thousands to deportation. Fifty-five members of the Minnesota House sent a similar letter to the White House and Congress last week.

 

March 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – With 4 days left until Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status expires for the Liberian community, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced the bipartisan Protect Our Liberian Community Act.

The bipartisan bill would move Liberian DED holders to Temporary Protected Status (TPS), providing legal status to the community for three years. DED is set to expire on March 31st, which would subject thousands of Liberian workers and taxpayers to deportation. Liberians on DED have no pathway to citizenship.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips today joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Joe Neguse (D-CO), David McKinley (R-WV), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Glen Thompson (R-PA), and Sens, Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Pat Roberts (R-KS), in introducing the IDEA Full Funding Act

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus voted to formally endorse the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which will extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restore full benefits to victims. The Caucus' action, supported by Rep. Dean Phillips, adds more than 40 co-sponsors to the bill as the Caucus pushes to utilize the 290 cosponsor “Consensus Calendar” provision of the House rules to achieve priority consideration on the House floor for the first time.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, members of the Problem Solvers Caucus amended HR 1 by utilizing a new rule included in the “Break the Gridlock” rules package negotiated with House leadership and implemented this Congress. The House Committee on Rules gave preference to this amendment because at least 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans cosponsored it, per Problem Solvers Caucus implemented rules change.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement following President Trump's second State of the Union Address:

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) offered the following statement after attending a bipartisan meeting between fellow members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus and President Trump and his leadership team in the Situation Room of The White House today:

 

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips today confirmed that he will join fellow members of the Problem Solvers Caucus at a meeting with President Trump at The White House today to inspire an end to the shutdown, now in its 26th day.