Foreign Affairs

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Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H. Res. 683, expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.

In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act to prohibit people of Chinese descent from immigrating to the U.S. and becoming naturalized citizens. While the Chinese Exclusion Act was finally repealed in 1943, severe restrictions on Chinese immigration continued until the Immigration Act of 1965.

Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, BrightFarms, Inc., and J&J Distributing Welcome a New Greenhouse in St. Paul

For Immediate Release:  May 29, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

A Minnesotan who dedicated his life to God  and the people of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala died on May 24, 2012

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Mr. Speaker, once again the U.S. House is acting on legislation, this time H.R. 4133, to restate what has been stated frequently in Congress, by President Obama, and by virtually every candidate running for federal office in the United States:  that the U.S.

Thank you to USAID for organizing this evening's event.  I'm honored to be here to celebrate and recognize the efforts to improve maternal health in Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, and Rwanda. 

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

President Obama hits a home run with this nomination

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), co-chair of the Caucus for Congressional – World Bank Dialogue and the founder of the Congressional Global Health Caucus, issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Dr. Jim Yong Kim to be the next President of the World Bank.

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Thank you Mr. Chairman. 

Women deserve access to affordable, quality health care.  Unfortunately before the Affordable Care Act, women didn't have this access.

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

At St. Mary's University, I joined a panel of experts to discuss global population and its effect on foreign affairs. Touching on her recent travel to Bangladesh and Yemen, we discussed how lowering population rates in developing countries can have a positive effect for women and young girls as well as the rest of the country. Journalist Dennis Dimick from National Geographic and St. Mary's University professor David Opp also participated.

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