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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Civil Rights & Justice

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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.
June 2, 2017 Press Release
I strongly condemn these incidents, which invoke the history of racially-motivated lynching in our nation that is very painful to millions of Americans. Intolerance is never acceptable anywhere, but targeting a museum that honors the struggles and achievements of African Americans with this type of racial hatred is particularly deplorable.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
I commend the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to President Donald Trump and his associates. This appointment proves that the investigation is extremely serious.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
The discharge petition Congresswoman McCollum signed today would force a House vote on the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 356), bipartisan legislation that establishes an outside, independent commission to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal. Thus far, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has refused to schedule a vote on the bipartisan bill and House Republicans have voted seven times to block its consideration in the House.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
In addition to empowering a special prosecutor and independent commission to investigate Trump, his associates, and their close ties to Russia, Congress should now issue subpoenas and conduct hearings into President Trump and his White House’s interference with the FBI's ongoing investigation.
May 15, 2017 Statements For the Record
Today and throughout the year, I join my colleagues and all Americans as we honor our law enforcement officers and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our families and communities.
May 10, 2017 Press Release
My Democratic colleagues and I are ready to put both a special prosecutor and an independent commission in place. The only thing standing in the way of transparency and accountability are House and Senate Republicans who continue to put party over country and are complicit in hiding the truth from the American people.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump’s unprecedented decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an investigation of President Trump and his associates is a transparent attempt to obstruct justice. No one appointed by President Trump can now be trusted to either impartially investigate him and his associates or, if necessary, hold them accountable.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Minnesota cities, counties, and nonprofits will all feel the devastating effects of President Donald Trump’s backwards budget. With these harsh cuts — and the outright elimination of many programs — the Trump administration is abandoning our communities and our state. This budget shifts to Minnesota taxpayers the burden for keeping our state safe, strong, and moving forward.

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