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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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October 15, 2010 e-Newsletter

Nonprofit Community Joins Congresswoman McCollum in Community Policy Forum
Roughly 200 representatives from Minnesota nonprofits and foundations attended a policy dialogue this week focused on how to strengthen Minnesota communities by improving the partnership between nonprofits, foundations and the federal government.


October 8, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Joins President Jimmy Carter in Habitat for Humanity
This week, former President Jimmy Carter visited the St. Paul area in celebration of Habitat for Humanity's 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Congresswoman McCollum, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and former Vice President Walter Mondale joined President Carter to help build and revitalize homes in areas of St. Paul hit hardest by foreclosures.

October 8, 2010 Press Release

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

Republicans want to eliminate criminal justice funds for Dakota County, Gateway Corridor funds for Washington County, and $2 million for Minnesota veterans

October 7, 2010 Press Release

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

September 30, 2010 Press Release

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

September 24, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Votes to Help Create Small Business Jobs
After months of Republican obstruction, the U.S. House finally passed the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297), which enacts eight small business tax cuts to help spur economic recovery and close loopholes that reward corporations for shipping jobs overseas. Congresswoman McCollum supported this legislation to strengthen small businesses. H.R. 5297 passed the House by a vote of 237-187 with only one Republican "yes" vote.

September 23, 2010 Press Release

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

September 16, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 5827, the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act. This legislation would provide a special exemption to allow gun owners to keep certain firearms during bankruptcy proceedings.

September 2, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 Joins Launch of New Program at J&J Distributing Plant

August 20, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Urges Governor Pawlenty to Accept Federal Funds to Ease Minnesota's State Fiscal Crisis