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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Arts & Humanities

A vibrant arts sector is a vital part of our communities in Minnesota’s Fourth District. Federal investments in the arts and humanities improve education for our children, offer important opportunities for our veterans, create jobs, foster economic growth, and improve our quality of life.

At the annual rate of just one dollar per taxpayer, federal support for the arts and humanities is a fantastic return on our investment. I strongly support robust federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and will strongly oppose any attempts to cut or defund these vital cultural institutions.


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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 6, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today invited high school students in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Submissions are due Friday, April 13, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

July 18, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led House Democrats opposing the fiscal year 2018 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill during the Appropriations Committee’s mark-up of the legislation. House Republicans advanced their bill on a 30-21 vote.

June 30, 2017 Statements For the Record
As their Member of Congress, I commend all the students of Circus Juventas and Dan and Betty Butler as they bring their renowned performances and community engagement to the National Mall as the Folklife Festival celebrates the Circus Arts. The creativity that they inspire and the connections they build are a gift to our community, and we are all proud of their chance to share those gifts on a national stage.
May 31, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined community members Wednesday, May 31 for the Breaking Ground of a major expansion of The Minnesota Museum of American Art — “The M” — in downtown St. Paul’s historic Pioneer Endicott building.

May 30, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today heard testimony from Minnesota arts, humanities, libraries, museum, and public broadcasting leaders about the devastating impacts of President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget at a field hearing organized by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. The hearing was called in response to President Trump's proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

May 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman McCollum today announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Lindsey Noyed of Concordia Academy in Roseville took first place for her artwork entitled "Evermore and Evermore."
May 1, 2017 Press Release
As lead Democrat on the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, my colleagues and I led the fight for our Democratic priorities in this critical bill. Because we stood strong for our values, this bill protects our environment, keeps our commitments to Native Americans, and safeguards our natural and cultural heritage.
April 5, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum invites high school students in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Submissions are due on Friday, April 21, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.