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November 19, 2010 Press Release

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

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) joined House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) in asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban triclosan. A common ingredient in many over-the-counter products, triclosan has been considered dangerous by the scientific community, and it may contribute to antibiotic resistance. Triclosan is also likely to lead to higher health care costs.

September 24, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Votes to Help Create Small Business Jobs
After months of Republican obstruction, the U.S. House finally passed the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297), which enacts eight small business tax cuts to help spur economic recovery and close loopholes that reward corporations for shipping jobs overseas. Congresswoman McCollum supported this legislation to strengthen small businesses. H.R. 5297 passed the House by a vote of 237-187 with only one Republican "yes" vote.

July 29, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, it is an honor to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Linder's Garden Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Linder's is a family-owned greenhouse that began as a small business selling fresh produce to local restaurants, and has grown into a Garden Center selling more than 25 million plants each year.

May 28, 2010 Press Release

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

National Farm to School Act of 2010 (H.R. 5456) Helps Link School Districts to Local Farmers

March 3, 2010 Press Release

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

February 17, 2010 Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) made the following statement during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing on next year's International Affairs Budget. Transcript is as follows.

Madame Secretary...I want to applaud the nomination of a U.S. Ambassador to Syria. We must be engaged with that critical country.