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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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May 5, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

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.

January 21, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Congresswoman McCollum to Serve on Interior-Environment and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Subcommittees

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on her appointment to two House Appropriations Subcommittees for the 112th Congress.

January 11, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize former Minnesota Twins pitcher and 2011 inductee into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, Mr. Bert Blyleven.

Mr. Blyleven pitched for 22 years at the major league level, including eleven seasons as a member of the Minnesota Twins. During his career, he amassed an astonishing 3,701 strikeouts and used his magnificent curveball to help pitch two teams to World Series victories, including the 1987 Minnesota Twins.

November 22, 2010 e-Newsletter

House Republicans Vote Down Unemployment Benefits for Struggling Americans

September 23, 2010 Statements For the Record

I recognize the Boy Scouts of America Northern Star Council on the occasion of 100 years of Scouting in Minnesota and nationally.  Residents of Saint Paul are proud that the Northern Star Council has its headquarters located in Minnesota's Capital City.

September 23, 2010 Statements For the Record

I rise to pay tribute today to one of Minnesota's outstanding community leaders and a longtime resident of my Congressional District, Marcia Avner. This month, Marcia Avner is transitioning from her position as Public Policy Director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), a position she has held for the past 14 years, to Senior Fellow at MCN, where she will continue to do what she has done best for so many years; advising and training emerging nonprofit sector advocates at both the state and national levels.

September 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, today I rise to commemorate the centennial season of the Fitzgerald Theater, located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. On September 18th, 2010, Minnesota Public Radio, which owns the theater, will celebrate the 100th season of ``the Fitz,'' as it is affectionately known, and commemorate its placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

September 3, 2010 e-Newsletter

September 6 Marks Labor Day 2010
Labor Day honors the contributions of America's working men and women - the most productive workers in the world - to the freedom, prosperity, and success of this country. As a strong defender of workers' right to organize and the labor union movement, Congresswoman McCollum stands with working families in Minnesota and across America in their ongoing efforts to secure fair pay, safe workplace conditions, quality health care, and a secure retirement.