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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 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:  

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:

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