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Congresswoman McCollum's Statement on World AIDS Day

Each year, we take a moment on December 1 to recognize the millions of individuals worldwide living with HIV/AIDS and also remember the countless loved ones we have lost. Over the past 30 years, the World AIDS Community has come together to discover new treatments, promote prevention, and fight discrimination. While we have had remarkable successes, our work is not done and new goals lie within our reach.

October 11 was the first International Day of the Girl Child, which celebrates the advocacy for girls' rights and young women everywhere.  On this day, we acknowledge the many advancements made to help fight against destructive gender inequalities.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.Res. 786. I join President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and my colleagues in Congress in condemning these attacks in the strongest possible terms. The attacks on our embassies in Cairo, Egypt and Sana, Yemen and the violent assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya were shocking and unacceptable.

For Immediate Release:  September 12, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

For Immediate Release:  September 11, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) commemorated the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, offering condolences to the families of the seven American service members who were killed today in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  The helicopter was patrolling an area in the Kandahar province when it crashed.

 

Testimony submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) for the 2012 National Democratic Committee Platform Committee

Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to join you and for all of your work shaping our party’s 2012 platform. As a member of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, I would like to welcome my fellow Democrats to our great state.

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