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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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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill. The bill provides a critical funding increase for the Census Bureau to conduct the 2020 Decennial Census, and additionally provides strong funding increases to help research and prepare for climate change, promote civil rights, create jobs, reduce gun violence, and more.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Energy and Water Development funding bill. The bill rejects the Trump administration’s harmful cuts and instead makes environmentally sound and economically beneficial investments to address climate change, improve infrastructure, and uphold our commitment to strengthening America’s national security.

In total, the legislation invests $46.4 billion in Energy and Water Development programs, an increase of $1.8 billion from fiscal year 2019.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Defense funding bill, which provides $690.2 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Defense, including operations and maintenance, readiness activities, research and development, equipment modernization, and health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 State and Foreign Operations funding bill, which prioritizes strategic investments in diplomacy and development efforts to reduce global poverty, strengthen democratic political systems, and create greater political and economic stability in the world, while enhancing our national security and maintaining U.S. standing as a global leader.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

 The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the draft bill includes $37.28 billion, an increase of $1.73 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $7.24 billion over the President’s 2020 request. There is also an additional $2.25 billion of funding provided under the fire suppression cap adjustment. The bill next heads to the full Appropriations Committee for markup.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 15, at 2pm ET/1pm CT. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs funding bill. The investments in this legislation ensures that our military has the facilities needed to meet current and emerging threats, veterans have access to the quality care and services they’ve earned, and families have access to clean and safe housing.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Legislative Branch bill, needed investments in Congress and good governance, so that legislators can work effectively on behalf of their constituents.

The Legislative Branch bill includes $3.972 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $164 million more than in FY 2019. The bill includes provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people:

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education bill, which invests in improving lives and rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts.  

The Labor-HHS-Education bill includes $189.9 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $11.8 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $47.9 billion over President Trump’s 2020 budget request. The bill provides:

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies, released the following statement after President Trump released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020:  

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