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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Civil Rights & Justice

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October 2, 2017 Press Release
"I am ready to act. I am ready to vote to impose the toughest laws possible to protect the American people from this preventable madness. But this Republican Congress will instead do nothing and wait for the next tragedy to happen."
September 5, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a cruel betrayal of 800,000 young DREAMers who love this country and call America home. Deporting college students, first responders, and service members who came to America as children is bigoted, callous, and does nothing to make America stronger.
August 25, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today formally requested federal authorities to pursue criminal charges against the owners and responsible individuals at Plating, Inc., which abandoned toxic and dangerous chemicals in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul, necessitating a $1.6 million federal cleanup.

August 23, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today co-sponsored a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for excusing the violent conduct of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. earlier this month.

August 16, 2017 Press Release
In comments on her Facebook page, Congresswoman Betty McCollum strongly condemnded President Donald Trump's defense of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists who protested in Charlottesville, Va. on August 11 and 12.
July 13, 2017 Press Release
“We should be strengthening our democracy by making it easier for our citizens to register and cast ballots. Today’s vote shows that President Trump and Republicans want to take us in the other direction."
July 13, 2017 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) that protects tribal nations across the country from a drastic cut to their criminal and civil justice funds.

July 12, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump’s sham election commission exists to justify his outrageous falsehoods about ‘illegal voting’ and to further the Republican Party’s voter suppression agenda,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “This commission is an affront to our democracy and a waste of taxpayer dollars. The American people should not have to foot the bill to indulge President Trump’s Twitter rants and conspiracy theories.”
June 23, 2017 Press Release
Each June, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month. We honor the contributions of LGBT Americans, we recognize the activism and energy of LGBT leaders in holding the United States to its highest ideals, and we reflect on our ongoing work to forge a more just and inclusive country.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
Many Minnesotans and Americans will be disappointed, heartbroken, and angry over today’s verdict. Every member of our community is entitled to their own opinion on the case — and the peaceful expression of those opinions is the cornerstone of our democracy. However, there are things we can all agree on. We must work together to build a stronger, more trusting relationship between our communities and our law enforcement. And we must truly confront racism and racial injustice in every facet of our society.

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