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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 top Democrat on 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. On 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. 

last updated: April 20, 2017

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July 26, 2017 Press Release
"Republicans have chosen to exclude eight of the appropriations bills from this legislation: funding for safe roads and bridges to drive on, quality healthcare for families, protection of our clean air and drinking water, and education for future generations. These critical investments that all Americans depend on are left by the way side with no path forward."
July 18, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led House Democrats opposing the fiscal year 2018 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill during the Appropriations Committee’s mark-up of the legislation. House Republicans advanced their bill on a 30-21 vote.

July 18, 2017 Press Release
The activities funded under the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee keep our families safe from pollution, meet our commitments to Native Americans, conserve our natural resources, preserve our history, and foster the cultural life of our nation. These activities are critical, which is why I am deeply disappointed that the FY 2018 Chairman’s mark for this subcommittee proposes a cut of $824 million below the FY 2017 enacted level.This level is simply too low. It is a step backwards. A cut of this magnitude endangers our nation’s natural and cultural resources.
July 13, 2017 Press Release
“We should be strengthening our democracy by making it easier for our citizens to register and cast ballots. Today’s vote shows that President Trump and Republicans want to take us in the other direction."
July 13, 2017 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) that protects tribal nations across the country from a drastic cut to their criminal and civil justice funds.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, voiced her opposition to House Republicans’ fiscal year 2018 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill during today’s Subcommittee mark-up.

July 12, 2017 Press Release
I am deeply disappointed that the FY 2018 Chairman’s mark for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee cuts funding by $824 million below the FY 2017 enacted level. This level is too low and is a step in the wrong direction. These cuts mean that the needs of many important programs vital to protecting our nation’s natural and cultural resources will not be met.
June 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum and the House Appropriations Committee voted last week to approve $39 million for the construction of the Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center. The Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center is a critical project that will ensure our Minnesota National Guard units have the training and tools required to support our state and our country.
June 15, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) condemned President Donald Trump’s cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and vowed House Democrats will strongly oppose them during an appropriations hearing with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today.

June 15, 2017 Press Release
The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for protecting human health and the environment and ensuring clean air and clean water for families and children. Yet the budget you have come before us to support today would endanger the health of millions of Americans, jeopardize the quality of our air and water, and wreak havoc on our economy.

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