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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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May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
This final bipartisan agreement will protect our environment, meet our trust and treaty obligations to Native Americans, and safeguard our natural and cultural heritage. Sadly, the President’s 2018 budget would undo all this work, so we must stay vigilant.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
As lead Democrat on the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, my colleagues and I led the fight for our Democratic priorities in this critical bill. Because we stood strong for our values, this bill protects our environment, keeps our commitments to Native Americans, and safeguards our natural and cultural heritage.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
While Republican political game playing delayed this bill for seven months, it is nevertheless a win for Minnesotans and Americans... The omnibus bill does not include President Donald Trump's dangerous spending cuts and immoral, wasteful border wall. That is a victory for the values we all share.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Minnesota cities, counties, and nonprofits will all feel the devastating effects of President Donald Trump’s backwards budget. With these harsh cuts — and the outright elimination of many programs — the Trump administration is abandoning our communities and our state. This budget shifts to Minnesota taxpayers the burden for keeping our state safe, strong, and moving forward.
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal:

March 6, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after House Republicans announced their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

"It is now obvious why House Republicans waited until the last minute to reveal their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: Their bill takes us backwards and gives more control over our health care to big drug and insurance companies.

March 3, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) this week introduced legislation to prevent the Trump administration from either destroying or revoking public access to scientific data produced by the federal government.

“The American people fund some of the best scientific research in the world,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “As taxpayers, we expect that data to become part of the scientific record and to inform public debates, not be destroyed or hidden on the whims of Washington politicians.”

February 28, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and House Democrats used Tuesday’s Subcommittee’s Members’ Day hearing to speak out strongly against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and to oppose cuts to the arts and humanities.

February 27, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) previewed President Donald Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress in a post on Medium:

At four town hall meetings last week in St. Paul, I heard a clear message from my constituents: the State of our Union is anxious.

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