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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Agriculture & Nutrition

 

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March 22, 2018 Press Release
“The Omnibus Appropriations Act is a significant victory for Minnesotans and Americans."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"By investing in critical priorities like education, election integrity, housing, infrastructure, public safety, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and veterans’ health care, this legislation keeps Minnesota and our entire country safe, strong, and moving forward."
March 9, 2018 Page
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, heard testimony from Minnesota community and nonprofit leaders about their budget and appropriations priorities at a public meeting in the Minnesota State Senate Office Building on Friday, March 9, 2018.
March 9, 2018 Press Release
"Making smart investments in our families, communities, and security will pay far bigger returns than making dumb cuts that result in pain, divestment, and lost opportunities. Together, we can make critical investments that help every Minnesotan and American contribute and succeed."
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
December 30, 2016 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and honor the career of Doug Peterson, who will retire from his position as President of the Minnesota Farmers Union on December 31, 2016.

Doug has worked dutifully on behalf of the people of Minnesota for more than two decades, serving in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1990 to 2002 before leading the Minnesota Farmers Union from 2002 through 2016.  It was my profound honor to serve with Doug in the Minnesota State Legislature for eight years.

August 17, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) called Wednesday for the Government Accountability Office and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General to investigate the prominent non-governmental organization Planet Aid and affiliated groups following media reports that allege the groups’ may have misused taxpayer dollars.

May 7, 2014 Speech

Congresswoman McCollum's Keynote Speech
Minnesota Poverty: A Call to Action
May 1, 2014
[Remarks as prepared]

Good afternoon.Thank you, Clarence,for that kind introduction andfor your leadership in our community.

I am very proud of the work you and your entire team at the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties do every day to support families and seniors.You are on the frontlines working with ourneighbors in need.Thank you for all you do!

January 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement on the agreement that was reached on a five-year farm bill:

“The agricultural economy is critical to Minnesota’s economy, so this bipartisan farm bill agreement will have my vote when it reaches the House floor.  This agreement brings much needed stability to farmers, agribusiness, and consumers which is long overdue.

October 11, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I’m here today on behalf of our farmers in Minnesota and the Midwest.

My state is number one in sugar beet production.  And that means that my state’s rural economy will take a direct hit because of this Republican resolution.

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