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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Civil Rights & Justice

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February 15, 2018 Press Release
“Weakening the Americans with Disabilities Act is yet another Republican attack on our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers with disabilities. Just as they did with cuts to Medicaid for people with disabilities, Republicans are once again demonstrating the cruelty of their backwards agenda."
February 12, 2018 Press Release
“President Donald Trump’s budget reflects his warped values by offsetting Republicans’ deficit-busting tax cuts for the rich with attacks on many of the critical investments that keep Minnesota and our entire nation safe, strong, and moving forward."
February 9, 2018 Press Release
“The severity of the Porter scandal demands President Trump to immediately fire White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Mr. Kelly has jeopardized national security by allowing his subordinate, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter — who was never granted a permanent security clearance — to control the President of the United States’ most highly classified documents. Mr. Kelly empowered and defended a domestic abuser in a highly sensitive role despite evidence from the FBI that he could not receive a security clearance."
January 29, 2018 Press Release
"As a Member of Congress, I must uphold the Constitution. My support for impeachment is rooted in a belief that no president is above the law. Impeachment is the appropriate Constitutional mechanism available to Congress in the event of extreme actions by the President that violate the Constitution, flout our laws, and undermine the trust of Americans."
January 29, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today co-sponsored of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Congresswoman McCollum is the first Minnesota legislator to co-sponsor articles of impeachment.

January 12, 2018 Press Release
"Now, more than ever, we need all Americans to emulate the civic engagement and moral leadership that characterized Dr. King’s movement. In the year ahead, we must redouble our efforts to defend civil rights, speak out against bigotry and discrimination in all forms, and pursue justice and equality for all.”
January 5, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and Democratic leaders of the Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure committees sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today expressing their serious concerns regarding a no-bid contract awarded by EPA to Definers Public Affairs.
December 1, 2017 Press Release
"Today’s guilty plea confirms that collusion with Russia reached the highest levels of the White House. The extent of criminal activity and corruption in the Trump-Pence campaign, transition, and administration is becoming increasingly clear."
November 30, 2017 Press Release
“When the President of the United States embraces and emboldens hate groups, at home or abroad, Congress must formally examine his fitness for office and his ability to continue to lead this great nation. President Trump must be held to account for his actions and his words.”
October 30, 2017 Press Release
“The criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s top campaign aides confirm that illegal activity and unethical behavior proliferated in the President’s inner circle. Our worst fears about President Trump and his associates’ poor judgment and bad intentions have once again been confirmed."

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