New Third District Congressman Dean Phillips had promised town halls every month in his district, moving around the area to make it easier for constituents to participate. His June 2019 town hall was in Mound Minnesota. A respectful; crowd of about 300 gave him a standing room only audience in the Gillespie Center in Mound.
He spent a lot of time describing his efforts across the aisle and urging constituents to broaden their experiences."Make it your intention sometime before the end of the year to reach out to someone who looks differently from you, who prays differently from you who eats differently from you." "That is how we'll reweave our national quilt."
He commented on overtures from Republicans Senator Ted Cruz and House member Mark Meadows to work on joint legislation, two members of Congress with strongly opposing political views. Phillips had visited the southern border with a group of Congress members and he was deeply moved by what he saw, ashamed and embarrassed the this was happening in our country.
Phillips had visited the southern border with a group of Congress members and he was deeply moved by what he saw, ashamed and embarrassed the this was happening in our country. He said, "If the Unites States can't do this we should call in the United Nations, they do this every day."
"We've passed over 400 bills in the House of Representatives. The Senate refuses to act." He steadfastly refuses PAC and lobbyists money and he is the only member of the House to decline contributions from other members of the House.