Multimillionaire Dean Phillips Won’t Take Pay During Shutdown, 0.2 Percent of His Net Worth

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) announced Wednesday that he will forego his congressional salary during the government shutdown “in solidarity with hard-working federal employees who are working without pay or on furlough.” “I have officially requested that my salary be withheld until the shutdown ends. I’ll divide my shutdown pay equally,…

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Dean Phillips Goes Back on Campaign Promise and Votes for Pelosi As Speaker

Both Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) and Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-02) voted for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) as the next speaker of the house Thursday in one of their first official acts as members of Congress. Craig and Phillips both indicated on the campaign trail that they would like to see…

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Jason Lewis’ Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Signed Into Law

Rep. Jason Lewis’ (R-MN-02) Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA) was signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump as part of Congress’ sweeping criminal justice reform measures. According to Lewis, the JJRA hadn’t been “reauthorized or modernized since 2002.” Lewis’ reforms respond to the need for alternatives to detaining juveniles…

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Dean Phillips Goes Silent on Pelosi Vote After Calling for ‘New Leadership’

Rep.-elect Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) called for “new leadership” in the Democratic Party while on the campaign trail, but has gone silent after his party elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) as their nominee for House Speaker. Pelosi squelched any opposition from freshmen Democrats, who didn’t do much more than send a…

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Craig And Phillips Skip Out On Letter from Fellow Democrats Vowing to Vote Against Pelosi for Speaker

A group of Democratic House members issued a letter to their colleagues Monday vowing to vote against Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-11) in her bid for the speakership. The letter calls for “new leadership” in Congress, but some of Minnesota’s newly-elected members who made similar claims on the campaign trail…

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Planned Parenthood Won Big in Minnesota on Election Day

Campaign finance reports indicate that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was the third-leading beneficiary of Planned Parenthood donations during the 2018 election cycle. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Klobuchar raked in $17,650 in donations from the country’s foremost abortion provider. She trailed in donations to Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-MO),…

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Jason Lewis Blames McCain Opposition to ObamaCare Repeal for Losing House

Republican Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN-02), who lost his bid for reelection Tuesday, attributes the Republican Party’s loss of the House to Sen. John McCain’s opposition to repealing ObamaCare. In a Monday op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Lewis writes that McCain’s vote against a repeal prompted a “green wave” of…

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Craig And Phillips to Face First Test in Pelosi Speakership

Two of Minnesota’s newest Democratic members of Congress campaigned on platforms of promoting unity and bipartisanship in Washington, but will be working with a Democratic-controlled House set on punishing the president and placing the speakership back in the hands of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12). Pelosi speakership Pelosi is…

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House Winners And Losers: DFL And GOP Both Flip Two Seats in Minnesota

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party won five of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts, adding to an already decisive night of Democratic victories across the state. There were, however, some key Republican upsets throughout Minnesota, particularly in Minnesota’s First Congressional District where Republican Jim Hagedorn was called the winner early Wednesday morning. Republican…

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Angie Craig Called ‘Manufactured Candidate’ After Minnesota Stereotype-Laden Ad

Minnesota voters are pushing back against a final ad released by Democrat Angie Craig, who claims in her commercial that Minnesotans are known for saying “there’s nothing that can’t be solved over a beer.” “We’ve got a saying in Minnesota: there’s nothing that can’t be solved over a beer,” Craig…

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