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January 20, 2018 Press Release
"I grew up in a military family and I understand the sacrifices that our service members and their families make. I know that all of us - Democrats and Republicans - agree that it is just plain wrong to ask our men and women in uniform to put their lives on the line without pay. That’s why I’ve introduced the Pay Our Military Act of 2018."
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), a senior member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced the Pay Our Military Act of 2018. This legislation provides pay to our servicemen and women, and death gratuities to the families of fallen heroes, during the Trump-Republican government shutdown.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
“President Donald Trump and the Republicans have total control of Washington, but have consistently refused to work with Democrats to fund the federal government or address a long list of urgent national priorities. As we reach the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency, tonight's government shutdown demonstrates the real consequences of the chaos emanating from an incompetent White House and of Congressional Republicans’ complete failure to govern."

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Economy & Jobs

Economy & Jobs

While we have made a strong recovery from the Great Recession, we have more to do to create good-paying jobs for all working families.
Environment

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The environment — our air, our water, our land — is a sacred trust that we must protect and preserve for ourselves and future generations.
Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

As the world’s most powerful country, the United States has a responsibility to aggressively pursue initiatives that alleviate poverty, promote democracy and human rights, improve lives, and stabilize communities in the developing world.
Health Care

Health Care

All Americans should have comprehensive, affordable, quality health care as a fundamental right.
Native American Issues

Native Americans

While significant progress has been made, the federal government still has work to do to fully meet its obligations to Native people.
Veterans

Veterans

We must provide our veterans and their families with the health, education, and employment resources that they have so bravely earned.