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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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August 6, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 6, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

January 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Gary Eichten, a Minnesota broadcasting legend, as he prepares to retire after a distinguished 45-year career at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News.

December 16, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff of Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, Minnesota on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary. This educational institution has a distinguished record on academics, community involvement and athletic success.

July 26, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Chair, in Minnesota, we understand that the arts are an essential part of our economy and the number of jobs it creates.

The arts are so vital to our economy and our development and civic life that in 2008, Minnesotans voted to amend our state constitution to raise money, yes, to tax themselves, and dedicate part of the revenue to the arts.

Minnesota is the only state in the country where there is a dedicated public funding source for the arts.

June 24, 2011 e-Newsletter

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May 20, 2011 e-Newsletter

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May 5, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – On Cinco de Mayo, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) commended Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for his advocacy on the potential National Museum of the American Latino, which would be part of the Smithsonian Institution. Secretary Salazar said he would urge Congress to approve this museum to honor Latinos' culture, art, and history.

March 4, 2011 e-Newsletter

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March 1, 2011 Speech

(As prepared.)

Thank you, President Ford, for the kind introduction. Ford Bell is doing great work at the American Association of Museums.

This is not a partisan issue.  I am a Democrat, but it was my Republican Mom who took me to the library.  She is the one who taught me to ride the bus from South St. Paul to the science museum.  For a child whose family had financial challenges, museums and libraries provided education opportunities to me.

It is an honor to be with you this morning - to thank you for the work you are doing.

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