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July 29, 2022

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips calls for ‘dynamic’ new candidate for president in 2024, not Joe Biden

Phillips, serving his second term in the suburban Third District, first made the comments Thursday in an interview on WCCO Radio, after host Chad Hartman asked him about apprehension from other Democrats about Biden seeking a second term.

“I have respect for Joe Biden, I think he has — despite some mistakes and some missteps, despite his age — I think he’s a man of decency, of good principle, of compassion, of empathy and of strength,” Phillips said. “But to answer your question directly, which I know is quite rare, Chad, no, I don’t. I think the country would be well-served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats to step up.”

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July 11, 2022

Phillips runs on optimism while Weiler focuses on nation’s ills in Minnesota’s 3rd District race

At that press conference, Phillips offered an “invitation to Republican colleagues who have complained on television every night and on social media” about inflation without offering solutions.

“I haven’t seen a proposal from the other side of the aisle … just a lot of complaining,” Phillips said. “If we’re not willing to work together, my goodness, then we will fail.”

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July 6, 2022

Local Veterans Honored at Maple Grove Veterans Memorial

Representative Dean Phillips has been working with the Vietnam War Commemoration Program to pay tribute to veterans. Family members or friends nominated veterans for the recognition.

“At a time when our country needs to elevate principle, honor, integrity, decency, civility, that’s what today commemorates,” Phillips said.  “You can tell by some of the emotion that was expressed today that it was very meaningful.”

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July 5, 2022

Democrats call for more gun measures after July Fourth parade shooting

Mass shootings won’t stop “until more members of Congress expand their definition of freedom to include freedom from massacre by semi-automatic weapon,” Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., told NBC News on Tuesday.

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June 6, 2022

Help (very much) needed: Better cops

“This is not about increasing quantity necessarily, but about improving the quality of new recruits,” he said. The departments that have used the program “have been very pleased,” he said. The Justice Department recruitment campaign is equally important, he said. “We need to restore policing as an honorable, principled profession that will attract honorable, principled candidates. That is essential to improving law enforcement in this country.”

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May 31, 2022

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, law enforcement leaders unveil bill to boost police recruiting

“Law enforcement agencies in the Third District and all around the country are having a terribly difficult time recruiting quality applicants and hiring them and retaining them for their careers,” Phillips said Tuesday at an event in Bloomington to spotlight his legislation.

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May 24, 2022

Minnesota’s lawmakers are among those who seek curbs to stock trading

The bipartisan support to limit stock trading was fueled by a number of incidents, including revelations that several senators made fortuitous trades before the American people were fully aware of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic that was about to upend economies around the world.

As a result of questionable trades by members of Congress, Phillips said, “People have lost trust in public servants.”

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January 24, 2022

Here Are 27 Congress Members Urging Nancy Pelosi, McCarthy to Ban Stock Trading in House

“This common-sense, bipartisan legislation is unfortunately necessary in light of recent misconduct, and is supported by Americans across the political spectrum,” the letter reads. “Both of you have recently addressed this issue in public comments, but this glaring problem will not go away until it is fixed and Congress should not delay when we have the power to fix it.”

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January 6, 2022

‘I was there’: Democrat recalls horror and fury on day of Capitol attack

Representative Dean Phillips describes the day that ‘changed him’ after a pro-Tump mob overran police and reached the doors of the House chamber.

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December 21, 2021

MN Rep. Phillips hopeful ‘build back better’ will still pass

3rd District Rep. Dean Phillips said he thinks the social spending plan will still pass in the Senate sometime in the new year.
“I believe it’s the end of the beginning,” Phillips said in an interview Monday. “It’s not the beginning of the end.”

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November 4, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips wins Minnesota’s 3rd District over GOP challenger Kendall Qualls

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips will return to Congress for a second term, representing a western suburban seat he flipped from Republican control two years ago.

He won over voters by highlighting his bipartisan credentials, defeating political newcomer Kendall Qualls. The GOP candidate had also made appeals to moderate voters as he tried to return the seat to Republican hands.

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