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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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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.

September 5, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) the chair and ranking member of the U.S.

August 23, 2019 Press Release

Citing a lack of meaningful analysis and consultation, McCollum & Udall call on BLM to suspend any efforts to move headquarters and abruptly relocate staff. Lawmakers express concerns that proposed reorganization is part of a “deliberate effort to dismantle and weaken the Bureau”

July 3, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after reports that the Department of Interior is using $2.5 million in National Park entrance fees to fund President Trump’s “Salute to America” event:

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after reports about President Trump’s intention to use tanks, fighter jets, and other U.S. military equipment in his Fourth of July “Salute to America” event:

June 25, 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 FY 20 Interior-Environment funding bill, part of a five-bill appropriations minibus, H.R. 3055:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2740, which consists of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

The four-bill minibus rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts and invests in hardworking families across the nation with provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people, including:

June 11, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government funding bill, which provides $24.55 billion to support critical functions and services in both the Executive and Judicial branches that are essential to the operation of the federal government.

The bill includes provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people:

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