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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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September 23, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined President Barack Obama and other dignitaries this morning on the National Mall for the official opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum, the 19th museum and gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, is a state-of-the-art facility that interprets the African-American experience in the United States through the theme “a people’s journey, a nation’s story.”

April 15, 2016 Press Release

To give more students the opportunity to participate, the deadline for submissions to Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s Congressional Art Competition has been extended to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.

March 30, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today invited high school students in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Submissions are due on Friday, April 15, 2016 by 6:00 p.m.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of Minnesota’s Fourth District,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I hope that many students will participate in the competition and I look forward to seeing the grand prize winner’s work displayed in the U.S. Capitol.”

August 6, 2013 e-Newsletter

Top Ten of the GOP’s Worst Cuts in FY14 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

August 1, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the inspiring career of Mr. Rick Shiomi, a leader for Asian-American actors and artists, as he retires as Artistic Director from Mu Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

July 29, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Introduces Bipartisan Global Food Security Act to Fight Hunger, Enhance Agriculture

July 23, 2013 Speech

[as prepared]

Mr. Chairman, it disappoints me greatly to be here today with this bill before us.

I came to this subcommittee to work in partnership with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to keep our air and water clean, protect our nation’s natural treasures, and ensure this Congress honors our trust responsibilities to Indian Country.

July 16, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the many dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors of the Ramsey County Fair on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this community festival. This annual fair attracts thousands of attendees through a wide variety of events and activities that entertain families today.

April 22, 2013 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum: Boston’s Nightmare is Over
Last Friday evening, law enforcement captured Boston bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.  Early that morning, his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during a shootout with police.  Congresswoman McCollum immediately responded to the news.  

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