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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. 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. 

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February 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) release the following statement regarding her legislation to authorize advance appropriations for essential tribal services funded by the federal government: 

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, held a public hearing today to conduct oversight of the Trump administration’s actions during the 35-day partial government shutdown. Chair McCollum released the following statement:

February 4, 2019 Press Release
As Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman McCollum is holding public witness testimony to hear about the impact of federal funding on relevant stakeholders, including tribal communities, arts advocates, environmental groups, and more. See below for instructions, deadlines, and hearing dates.
 
Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Submitting Requests to Testify
January 23, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) was officially confirmed as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. Upon taking the gavel, an urgent priority for Rep. McCollum will be to conduct oversight of the Trump administration’s actions during the shutdown concerning the Department of Interior, EPA, and other agencies.

Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement:

January 10, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair-designate of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, will bring the FY19 $35.9 billion Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill (H.R. 266) to the House floor on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 9:15am for a full vote by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

I want the federal government shutdown ended immediately and all federal workers to go back to work – with full pay.  Unfortunately, for the past two weeks President Trump and House Republicans have once again proven they are incapable of responsibly governing our country.

September 21, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL–Minn.) introduced a five-year reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

The bipartisan fiscal year 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act includes a provision offered by Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) that enables individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on their public student loans while actively receiving lifesaving treatment.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, is participating in a two day Congressional factfinding mission led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands focusing on post-hurricane Maria federal recovery efforts.

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