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September 20, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after yesterday’s passage of a continuing resolution to ensure government funding through November 21, 2019. The continuing resolution included a provision allowing sugarbeet cooperative processors to qualify for disaster assistance funding from the Supplemental aid bill passed in June.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture-Rural Development-Food and Drug Administration, today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the subcommittee’s FY 2020 funding bill. The bill provides $24.31 billion to invest in rural community infrastructure, food programs for those in need at home and abroad, medical product innovation and food and drug safety activities, programs that serve farmers and ranchers, agriculture research, and more.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Global Food Security Act.

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.