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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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. 

More on Appropriations & Budget

March 22, 2018 Press Release
The bipartisan fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which the U.S. House passed today, includes a provision that for the first time provides direct access for tribal governments to the Crime Victims Fund (CVF).
March 22, 2018 Press Release
“The Omnibus Appropriations Act is a significant victory for Minnesotans and Americans."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"By investing in critical priorities like education, election integrity, housing, infrastructure, public safety, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and veterans’ health care, this legislation keeps Minnesota and our entire country safe, strong, and moving forward."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2018. The bill provides $35.25 billion for functions under the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.
March 9, 2018 Page
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, heard testimony from Minnesota community and nonprofit leaders about their budget and appropriations priorities at a public meeting in the Minnesota State Senate Office Building on Friday, March 9, 2018.
March 9, 2018 Press Release
"Making smart investments in our families, communities, and security will pay far bigger returns than making dumb cuts that result in pain, divestment, and lost opportunities. Together, we can make critical investments that help every Minnesotan and American contribute and succeed."
February 26, 2018 Press Release
"Throughout my career in Congress I have felt an obligation to speak out and advance policies that reflect the best of American leadership in the world — from fighting HIV/AIDS, to improving food security for the world’s poorest, to efforts to prevent teenage girls into forced marriages."
February 15, 2018 Press Release
"Once again, President Trump is putting polluters and their profits first and putting the health of American families last. Our air, our water, and our lands should never be a partisan issue. Congress must reject this Dirty Budget and infrastructure scam and work to protect our environment not destroy it."
February 12, 2018 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal is wholly inadequate to the task of rebuilding and modernizing our crumbling roads, bridges, waterways, and energy systems."
February 12, 2018 Press Release
“President Trump’s budget is emblematic of his Polluters First agenda: a devastating 24 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency that will make it impossible for the Agency to fulfill its mission to protect human health and our environment."

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