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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Agriculture & Nutrition

 

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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.

September 19, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to submit two articles into the congressional record. The first is an op-ed that I wrote about the importance of federal nutrition assistance that was published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The second is a powerful story published in the Star Tribune and written by Sue Bulger, a Minnesotan, whose family uses SNAP benefits. 

August 6, 2013 e-Newsletter

Top Ten of the GOP’s Worst Cuts in FY14 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

July 30, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, in the world’s poorest countries, nearly one billion people struggle with hunger every day.  Chronic food insecurity limits a child’s ability to grow and to learn.

Across Africa and Asia, hard-working farmers need help producing enough food to feed their families throughout the year.  Many of these farmers are women.  In fact, it is estimated that 80 percent of these agricultural workers are women.

July 29, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Introduces Bipartisan Global Food Security Act to Fight Hunger, Enhance Agriculture

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