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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. 

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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."
December 21, 2017 Press Release
“Republicans control this House, the Senate, and the White House. Clearly they do not take their responsibility to fund the federal government seriously. Frankly, they should be embarrassed. For the past three months, Democrats have sought to work with Republicans to secure a budget agreement and responsibly pass appropriations bills. But Republicans have been too busy to meet this basic responsibility."
December 19, 2017 Press Release
“In my 17 years in the U.S. House, I have seen few pieces of legislation as devastating as this Republican tax scam. In the year ahead, I look forward to joining millions of Minnesotans and Americans holding the Republicans who voted for this bill accountable.”
November 21, 2017 Press Release
"When it comes to housing, the House-passed tax bill renders much of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit useless and repeals the Historic Tax Credit entirely. It threatens affordable housing for thousands of Minnesotans and it means that more families find it harder to make ends meet."
November 17, 2017 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s latest supplemental request is woefully inadequate. I am appalled that the Trump administration wants to make people suffering in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands wait even longer to rebuild their homes and lives. The request also fails Florida, Texas, and those impacted by the wildfires in California. Our fellow Americans deserve better."
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“The Trump-GOP tax scam singles out Minnesotans for higher taxes by ending the state and local tax deduction, punishes people with high medical bills by eliminating the medical expense deduction, and even makes it harder for students and families to pay for college. This bill will explode the federal debt, guaranteeing that Republicans will move forward with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and eventually Social Security."
November 8, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered remarks on the House Floor today in strong opposition to House Republicans’ tax bill, which increases taxes on many middle class families to provide giveaways to big corporations and billionaires.
November 7, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today urged her colleagues to oppose House Republicans’ tax bill that makes higher education more expensive for students and working families in Minnesota and across the United States. According to their own estimates, House Republicans’ bill will increase the cost of higher education to American students and their families by at least $65 billion over the next 10 years. 

November 2, 2017 Press Release
“As expected, House Republicans’ idea of tax reform is to force working families in Minnesota and across the United States to pay for a massive giveaway to billionaires, CEOs, and big corporations. Their bill hands the wealthiest Americans hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, slashes taxes on big corporations, and helps heirs and heiresses dodge taxes entirely."

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