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January 17, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed on Monday, January 20, 2020:

January 15, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), introduced legislation today to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from sulfide-ore copper mining. The Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act, H.R. 5598, protects 234,328 acres of federal wilderness lands and waters.  

January 14, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today to congratulate the Lower Phalen Creek Project and the Minnesota Humanities Center on receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities:


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