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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Appropriations & Budget

Crafting a federal budget that fosters economic opportunity, invests in the future, and upholds fiscal responsibility is one of Congress’ most important roles. As a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, I work every day to bring a common sense, Minnesota perspective to our federal budget.

As the Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I have prioritized protecting clean air and water, wild lands, and our nation’s natural and cultural legacy for future generations. As Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I work to ensure that our servicemen and women are the most skilled and best trained and equipped fighting force in the world. 

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January 14, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today to congratulate the Lower Phalen Creek Project and the Minnesota Humanities Center on receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

January 9, 2020 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on February 6 for non-tribal programs, and February 11-12 for tribal programs. 

December 21, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after President Trump signed the FY 2020 funding package into law:

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement after the passage of the national security minibus, H.R. 1158:

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the passage of the conference agreement for the $35.989 billion FY 20 Interior-Environment funding bill as part of an eight-bill minibus appropriations package, H.R. 1865:

November 6, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) announced he would not seek re-election in 2020:

October 31, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today in response to inquiries regarding the future of the Appropriations Committee leadership after Chairwoman Nita Lowey announced she would not seek re-election in 2020:

October 10, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced she would not run for re-election in 2020:

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.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

“The Government Accountability Office, under the authority of the Comptroller General, has issued a legal decision that the Secretary violated appropriations law. The Secretary must respect this judgment, not resort to harsh partisan attacks. Instead, he appears to be continuing this administration’s alarming pattern of undermining our constitutional principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers.

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