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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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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."
October 26, 2017 Press Release
“Make no mistake: every Republican who voted for the budget today voted to raise taxes on working Minnesotans to fund a giveaway to the wealthiest Americans.”
October 17, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Rick Nolan, Collin Peterson, and Tim Walz wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady today urging them to reject proposals to eliminate the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

“As Minnesotans, we write to express our strong concerns about recent proposals to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction,” the lawmakers wrote. “We strongly urge you to reject this misguided proposal that would harm our state.”

October 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal, and other House Democrats at a press conference highlighting the disastrous effects of the Ryan-McConnell plan to end the state and local tax deduction, raising taxes on middle class families in Minnesota and across America.
October 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 2266, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act.
September 29, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today wrote to Interior Secretary Zinke requesting specific details of his flights on private charter planes at taxpayer expense.