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November 20, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today after Sec. Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit an Israeli settlement, signaling a symbolic U.S. stamp of approval of Israel’s military occupation:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and others today introduced the Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act, a bill to prohibit the United States from formally recognizing or providing U.S. aid to any area of the occupied West Bank annexed by the Government of Israel in violation of international law.

Congresswoman McCollum issued the following statement:

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INTRODUCTION

On August 14, 2020, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and colleagues introduced the Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act (H.R. 8050) a bill to prohibit the United States from formally recognizing or providing U.S. aid to any area of the occupied West Bank annexed by the Government of Israel.

In a statement submitted for the Congressional Record, Congresswoman McCollum said:

July 15, 2020 Press Release

As the House Appropriations Committee advanced all 12 appropriations bills to the House floor this week, President Trump denied Minnesota federal emergency assistance through The Stafford Act for recovery efforts following civil unrest and property destruction in the Twin Cities resulting from the killing of Mr. George Floyd.

July 3, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after corporate sponsors asked the Washington NFL team to change its harmful name and mascot:

June 10, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today:

May 31, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today:

“I am so grateful to all my constituents in St. Paul and in Ramsey County and Washington County who honored last night’s curfew and stayed home. You created the space for St. Paul Police, State Troopers, and our Minnesota National Guard to keep our streets and communities safe and peaceful. We are a strong community that values the lives, livelihoods, and rights of all our families and residents. We must continue to stand united.

May 30, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued the following statement:

“We have reached an unprecedented moment in the history of our community and state. The protests seeking justice for George Floyd have been co-opted by extremists, anarchists, and organized agitators determined to loot, burn, and create chaos. St. Paul was attacked, family businesses destroyed, and our residents put in danger. Yesterday, I toured the destruction and was horrified. Despite the destruction, I am grateful there was no loss of life. 

May 29, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued the following statement today after fires, looting, and damage to businesses took place overnight in St. Paul:

“Last night was horrible and tragic for St. Paul. The criminal looting and burning of small businesses has devastated neighborhoods and livelihoods while putting our first responders in danger. I am profoundly grateful to St. Paul firefighters and police for their courage and professionalism while under intense pressure.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued a statement today following the violence in Minneapolis last night in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd while in police custody:

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