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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

February 6, 2018 Press Release
"Discord and delay is no way to run a government. But under total Republican control, that’s exactly what we are getting. Unlike the President, I don’t want a government shutdown. We need a budget agreement that keeps our government open, protects our national security, and meets our commitments to hardworking families."
January 30, 2018 Press Release
"The most basic fundamental responsibility of Congress is to provide adequate and timely funding for the entire federal government – both our national defense and our domestic priorities – for a full fiscal year. The fact that this bill is on the floor for a third time highlights the absolute failure of the Republican majority to advance a responsible budget process."
January 22, 2018 Press Release
“Minnesotans get absolutely nothing from this 17-day stopgap spending bill that papers over the abject failure of President Trump and the Republican Congress to agree on a budget and pass appropriations bills. The Republican strategy of lurching from one continuing resolution to the next will continue to cause serious damage to our national security and erode the vital services that families, businesses, and communities depend upon."
January 22, 2018 Press Release
"It is time for President Trump and the Republicans to stop the political games, end the chaos, and work in good faith across the aisle on an agreement that provides long-term budget certainty and addresses our urgent priorities. I hope that Republicans will do that. But even if they won’t, they should at least work with us now to ensure that our women and men in uniform, active duty, reservists and the National Guard, are not punished for their failure to govern responsibly."
January 20, 2018 Press Release
"I grew up in a military family and I understand the sacrifices that our service members and their families make. I know that all of us - Democrats and Republicans - agree that it is just plain wrong to ask our men and women in uniform to put their lives on the line without pay. That’s why I’ve introduced the Pay Our Military Act of 2018."
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), a senior member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced the Pay Our Military Act of 2018. This legislation provides pay to our servicemen and women, and death gratuities to the families of fallen heroes, during the Trump-Republican government shutdown.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
“President Donald Trump and the Republicans have total control of Washington, but have consistently refused to work with Democrats to fund the federal government or address a long list of urgent national priorities. As we reach the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency, tonight's government shutdown demonstrates the real consequences of the chaos emanating from an incompetent White House and of Congressional Republicans’ complete failure to govern."
January 18, 2018 Press Release
“The federal government’s fiscal year started October 1st of last year. But instead of fulfilling their responsibility to fund our government, President Trump and Republicans spent months working to pass their tax scam. Now, because they didn’t do their jobs, Republicans are asking us to vote to kick the can down the road again. That is no way to run a government."
January 18, 2018 Press Release
“Contrary to claims made by some Republicans, the continuing resolution that the U.S. House will consider today does not do nearly enough to address Minnesota’s urgent health care needs."
January 17, 2018 Press Release
"The Republican Party has total control of Washington. Yet instead of fulfilling their responsibility to fund the government, President Trump and the Republicans wasted the last four months on their tax scam. Because they haven’t done their jobs, Republicans now tell us that we need to kick the can down the road again. Minnesotans and Americans deserve better."

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