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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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July 12, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 12, 2012                                         

Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Congresswoman McCollum Decries Farm Bill’s Harsh Cuts to Nutrition Programs

2 to 3 million low-income Americans will have food assistance eliminated

July 10, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 10, 2012

Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

June 28, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Chairman Drier, Ranking Member Slaughter, Members of the Rules Committee, I must say I am surprised to be here today responding to this effort by the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee to perpetuate wasteful and ineffective government spending on Department of Defense sports sponsorships.

This year the Pentagon will spend in excess of $80 million on NASCAR racing sponsorships, professional bass fishing tournaments, ultimate cage fighting, and a myriad of other sports sponsorships.

June 27, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

I rise in support of Mr. Moran’s amendment to strike the egregious policy riders from this appropriations bill..  There are many reasons to be disappointed in this bill, and removing the riders will not solve these fundamental problems.  Nevertheless, I support this amendment because it will prevent additional damage to our precious natural resources.

June 20, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 20, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

May 31, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 5854, the FY13 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Act. This subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan collaboration and I want to commend Subcommittee Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Bishop for their leadership in advancing this important bill.

May 18, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Wasting Taxpayer Money Subsidizing NASCAR Must Stop

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) expressed her outrage and disbelief at the level of waste in the National Guard’s recruitment budget.

May 8, 2012 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-DFL) joined her Democratic and Republican colleagues on the Military Construction – Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in unanimously supporting the $71.7 billion fiscal year 2013 spending bill.  The bill now moves to the full House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

April 9, 2012 Press Release

More than half of the women state legislators in Minnesota request a reduction in military spending in a letter presented to Congresswoman McCollum

For Immediate Release:                                                                                      

Contact: Rachel Wisch, Public Information Officer
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Phone: (781) 643-6740
Email: rwisch@wand.org

April 6, 2012 Speech

On March 23, 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. At the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, new data demonstrates the benefits that the law has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Congresswoman McCollum's district. As a result of the law:

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