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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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September 16, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

August 15, 2011 Speech

CHUCK TODD: We're expecting the president to arrive in St. Paul in about 90 minutes from now, and then he'll head over here for the first of five town halls over the next three days. We met in St. Paul with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum, but she drove down here, and she joins me now.

REPRESENTATIVE BETTY MCCOLLUM (D-MN): Well, it's good to be here. Great Minnesota weather. Welcome.

MR. TODD: Well, there's a lot of Minnesotans in the news over the last 24 hours, so let me ask you about former Governor Tim Pawlenty. Were you surprised that he got out?

August 1, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Budget Control Act Risks Economic Recovery, Job Creation

July 30, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

As Tuesday's Debt Crisis Deadline Looms, House Republicans Defeat Sen. Reid's Budget Control Act and Take Sunday Off to Relax

July 29, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – A few minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Republican Budget Control Act (S. 627) by a vote of 218-210 with Democrats unanimously voting against it. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement:

July 19, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Radical Tea Party Republican Attempt to Balance Budget Instead Ends Medicare as We Know It

July 15, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

With 14 million Americans out of work McCollum also calls on Congress to cancel August recess and get busy on job creation legislation

July 8, 2011 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum's official Facebook page to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

Congresswoman McCollum on the Minnesota State Government Shutdown
This week, Congresswoman McCollum responded to the Minnesota state government shutdown on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

This amendment is simple: it cuts $124.8 million from the overall bill.

For all my colleagues who say they are committed to deficit reduction, this is your chance to prove it.

This amendment reduces government spending while protecting the Pentagon's national security mission by reducing the funding for military bands to the authorized level.

Currently, this bill and the Pentagon's budget includes a total of $324.8 million for 154 military bands and more than 5,000 full-time, professional military musicians.