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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Agriculture & Nutrition

 

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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

July 8, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I remain in strong opposition to the House Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 1947) otherwise known as the ‘Farm Bill’. On June 20, 2013, I along with the majority of my colleagues voted against the House Republican’s extreme bill. Now farmers in Minnesota and across this country are depending on Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement that will continue to grow our agricultural economy and enable us to best meet our future agriculture needs.

June 20, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 20, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Republican Bill Would Have Denied Food Assistance to 2 Million Poor Children, Seniors, Working Families

June 6, 2013 Press Release

June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM | Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15

Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.

June 6, 2013 Press Release

June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM
Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15

Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C-- Yesterday’s devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is a national tragedy.  The significant loss of life, young and old, is heartbreaking and we mourn with all of those who have lost loved ones.  For the injured and the many families who have lost their homes, my prayers are with you.

May 20, 2013 Speech

Friday, May 18, 2013

Remarks, as prepared:

Dr. Levine, Dr. Bell, Regent Devine, President Bruininks, University faculty members, distinguished guests, parents, family members, and friends – I am thrilled to be here honoring the CFANS graduating class of 2013.

Graduates – congratulations!  You have done it!

May 20, 2013 Speech

Remarks, as prepared:

Dr. (Allen) Levine, Dr. (Jay) Bell, Regent (Thomas) Devine, President Bruininks, University faculty members, distinguished guests, parents, family members, and friends – I am thrilled to be here honoring the CFANS graduating class of 2013.

Graduates – congratulations!  You have done it!

Tonight is a time for celebration, you’ve all earned it. Graduating from college is a milestone you will always remember.  Your parents will always remember this moment as well, likely with a great sense of relief.

May 20, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Introduces Legislation to Form Special Committee to Address Military Sexual Assault

May 15, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, the House Agriculture Committee will vote today on a Farm Bill that cuts $20 billion from nutrition support from the poorest, most vulnerable Americans – children, seniors, the disabled, and the working poor.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP – is a lifeline for nearly 50 million Americans to have access to healthy, affordable food and avoid hunger.

More than half of SNAP recipients live in deep poverty – an income of less than $10,000 a year for a family of three.

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