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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Agriculture & Nutrition

 

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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

July 25, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 25, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas (McCollum) (202) 225-6631 

July 16, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the many dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors of the Ramsey County Fair on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this community festival. This annual fair attracts thousands of attendees through a wide variety of events and activities that entertain families today.

July 11, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 11, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Republican Lawmakers Trumpet Certainty for Agribusiness and Vote to Inflict Certain Hunger on Low-Income Americans

July 10, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, on June 10, 2013, Congressman Ellison and I hosted a listening session at the Minnesota State Capitol. We heard from Minnesotans affected by the House Farm Bill’s proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Below is testimony delivered by Dale Simonson and Patricia Lull.

Testimony from Dale Simonson, Minnesota Department of Human Services

July 9, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 9, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Congresswoman McCollum Rejects GOP Effort to Strip Away Nutrition Programs in a New Farm Bill

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