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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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2013
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Mr. Speaker, I am deeply disappointed that I must rise in opposition to H.R. 1960, the FY14 Defense Authorization Act. America’s men and women in uniform deserve, and Congress must pass, legislation that provides them with the resources they need to preserve our national security. Unfortunately, this bill does not reflect the range of 21st-Century threats the United States must prepare for, nor does it reflect the urgent fiscal crisis this Congress must address. What this $638 billion defense bill does reflect, however, are misplaced priorities.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, was denied a vote on an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 defense appropriations bill to end funding for the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) program that kills targets with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Committee members, both Republicans and Democrats, refused to support a motion calling for a vote on the amendment, effectively protecting the CIA’s lethal program from congressional accountability.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep.
June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM | Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15
Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.
Washington D.C-- Yesterday’s devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is a national tragedy. The significant loss of life, young and old, is heartbreaking and we mourn with all of those who have lost loved ones. For the injured and the many families who have lost their homes, my prayers are with you.
McCollum Introduces Legislation to Form Special Committee to Address Military Sexual Assault
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2013
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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) voted against the latest Republican maneuver to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This effort marks the 37th time that House Republicans tried to repeal, defund, or dismantle ObamaCare.
Washington D.C.– On Friday, May 10th, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) honored Congresswoman Betty McCollum with the 2013 Congressional Leadership Award during their 15th Anniversary Gala Celebration. After accepting the award from Executive Director, D’Shane Barnett, Congresswoman McCollum thanked the organization for their work and shared her commitment towards improving healthcare options for American Indians and Alaska Native populations.
I’m so happy to be here today and so proud of the movement you are leading. This alliance is proof that we don’t have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy planet. We can provide good jobs in the green economy. We can pursue a path using the power of American manufacturing to secure America’s energy independence.