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June 4, 2012 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, BrightFarms, Inc., and J&J Distributing Welcome a New Greenhouse in St. Paul

March 29, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Rep. Betty McCollum - Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 or

Bill makes it easier for homebound seniors to purchase food and medicines

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

December 8, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act. Regrettably, the House Republican majority is choosing to waste precious floor time debating this political statement instead of allowing a vote on President Obama's American Jobs Act.

Contrary to the claims of my Republican colleagues, H.R. 1633 has nothing to do with job creation or economic growth. This legislation addresses a nonexistent issue since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated repeatedly it has no intention of regulating "farm dust."

November 17, 2011 Statements For the Record

I rise today in support of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2012 (H.R. 2112). This legislation combines three fiscal year 2012 appropriations measures: Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. H.R. 2112 also includes a short-term continuing resolution that will fund the remainder of the federal government through December 16.

August 31, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement as the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a new U.S. commitment to famine relief at a University of Minnesota forum.

June 13, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly object to the Republican majority's mean-spirited $650 million cut to vulnerable women, infants and children. The Republican's Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations legislation, H.R. 2112, chooses to make this drastic reduction to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at a time of economic crisis for millions of American families. WIC is a proven strategy to guarantee that lower-income expectant and breastfeeding mothers and their children up to five years of age receive nutritious food.

April 18, 2011 e-Newsletter

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April 12, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Tonight, the Congressional Hunger Center honored Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) for her leadership in Congress on domestic and international hunger issues. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) – bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Hunger Center – presented Congresswoman McCollum with the award.

April 12, 2011 Speech

chc speechGood evening. It is such an honor to receive this very special award and the recognition of a community committed to ending hunger.

Thanks to my colleagues Jo Ann Emerson and Jim McGovern for their tireless leadership in fighting hunger. I also want to thank Ambassador Tony Hall and the board and staff of the Congressional Hunger Center for their efforts to make the fight against hunger a priority on Capitol Hill.