Dean (Dean) Phillips (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.2871
FAX: 202.225.6351
District: 952.656.5176
Representative
Room 2452 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2303

Residence: Deephaven, MN
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Annalise   DOB: 1/20/1969
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Co-ChairCongressional International Financial Institutions Education Caucus
Co-ChairStakeholder Capitalism Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
FC MemberCongressional Cuba Democracy Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Small Business
FC MemberHouse Diplomacy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development
FC MemberEntrepreneurship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberState and Local Tax (SALT) Caucus
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Anoka / Carver / Hennepin

Bio

Dean Phillips is a father, businessman, civic leader, eternal optimist, and Representative for Minnesota's Third Congressional District in Congress.

A Gold Star Son who lost his birth father, Artie, in the Vietnam War, Dean was adopted into the Phillips family when his mother DeeDee married Eddie Phillips, who raised Dean to work hard and always share success.

Dean was raised in Edina, attended Brown University, and returned to Minnesota to earn his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business. After working at a variety of small startups, he worked his way up and eventually led his family's business, Phillips Distilling. He later went on to help build Talenti Gelato into one of the top-selling ice cream brands in the country and opened Penny's Coffee, a small business in the Twin Cities. Dean is active in the philanthropic community in Minnesota through the Phillips Family Foundation. In Congress, Dean is focused on restoring Americans' faith in our government. He's on a mission to inspire a new era of collaboration in Washington, pursue common ground for the common good, and end the corrupting influence of special interest money in our politics. Dean is Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Middle East, Northern Africa, and Central Asia Subcommittee.

Dean has shown leadership and a commitment to working across the aisle during the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing from struggling small business owners in the summer of 2020, Dean wrote the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act with Texas Republican Chip Roy. Signed into law by President Trump, this critical piece of legislation helped small businesses keep their doors open and saved thousands of American jobs. Dean has also been a voice for oversight and transparency of trillions of pandemic-related stimulus dollars, and has led the Problem Solvers Caucus in negotiations with the White House and Congressional leadership to deliver bipartisan solutions for the American people.

The nonpartisan Lugar Center ranks Dean as the 13th most bipartisan out of 435 Members of Congress. He has been named a Fiscal Hero by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship in the 116th and 117th Congress.

Dean has two adult daughters, Daniela and Pia. He lives in Wayzata, Minnesota with his wife, Annalise, and Henry the Norwich Terrier.