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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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March 21, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) joined all House Democrats in voting against the GOP-Ryan Budget.  She issued the following statement.

March 21, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

March 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum to Participate in Woodbury Town Hall Meeting

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Congresswoman McCollum will join State Senator Susan Kent (53) and State Representatives Andrea Kieffer (53B) and JoAnn Ward (53A) for a Town Hall at Woodbury City Hall from 10 AM –11:30 AM.  Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik will also be present for the discussion.  Woodbury residents are welcome to attend to hear legislative updates and ask questions about federal, state, and local issues.

February 26, 2013 Speech

Congresswoman Betty McCollum Remarks During the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
[As Prepared]

February 26, 2013

General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations
General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps
General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
General Frank J. Grass, Chief, National Guard Bureau

 

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

February 12, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  February 12, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

February 6, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  February 6, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

January 24, 2013 Press Release

Saint Paul, MN –On Saturday, January 26th, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) will host a town hall with Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack, State Senators Chuck Wiger (SD43), Susan Kent (SD53), and State Representatives Leon Lillie (43B) and JoAnn Ward (53A).  The representatives will provide state and local legislative updates. Residents are welcome to join local elected officials and Congresswoman McCollum in conversation at Oakdale City Hall from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

What: Senate Districts 43 and 53 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

January 23, 2013 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a Republican-led effort to temporarily suspend the debt limit (H.R. 325) until May 18, 2013.  The measure passed by a vote of 285 to 144.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) opposed the stop-gap approach because it failed to provide certainty to the United States economy. 

Congresswoman McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement:

January 23, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  January 23, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Remains Member of the Interior & Environment Subcommittee

January 2, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Early this morning the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation by a vote of 89 to 8 protecting 98% of Americans from “fiscal cliff” tax increases while allowing tax rates to rise on millionaires and billionaires. Tonight, the U.S. House will vote on same legislation, the “American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012.”  Congresswoman Betty McCollum will vote in favor of the bipartisan agreement to protect middle class taxpayers.  She issued the following statement:

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