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June 14, 2016 Press Release

The horrible, tragic Orlando massacre has once again resulted in scores of people killed and wounded by a terrorist with high-powered firearms. This time it was at an LGBT night club. But it has also been at a black church, a college campus, a community center, and an elementary school. Gun violence is also found every day on the streets of our cities, in homes in our suburbs, and in our small towns too. It is an epidemic that is ripping apart communities and killing thousands of Americans every year.

June 12, 2016 Press Release

Following the early morning attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Congresswoman Betty McCollum released the following statement:

"The mass killing in Orlando early this morning is being called a 'terrorist incident' by law enforcement. With dozens of victims dead and scores wounded, it is clear that this attack is a vicious crime against innocent Americans, apparently targeting the LGBT community in particular.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) voted against the Military Construction-VA appropriations bill today and released the following statement:

“Republican leadership today abused their power and violated their professed principle of regular order in order to defeat an important amendment that would have protected LGBT Americans from discrimination. The arm twisting that Republican leadership undertook to force members to change their votes has no place in the House of Representatives.

April 27, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement today following the sentencing in Federal District Court of former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to 15 months in prison for illegal bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of students while he was a high school wrestling coach:

March 17, 2016 Press Release

(March 16, 2016) Rep. Betty McCollum issued the following statement today upon the announcement by President Barack Obama that he is nominating Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court:

November 3, 2014 Press Release

Remarks by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

(As prepared)

No Honor in Racism Rally

November 2, 2014


Good morning.

Today, we are gathered in a spirit of peace and solidarity. It is in this spirit that I am so proud to be able to join so many tribal leaders and Native brothers and sisters from tribal nations across Minnesota and the country.  I am honored to stand with you all!

October 6, 2014 Press Release

Saint Paul, MN – This morning, the United States Supreme Court allowed lower court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage to stand unchallenged, leading to the immediate recognition of marriage equality in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Eventually, this decision will lead to marriage equality in thirty states and the District of Columbia.  In response, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement: 

September 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, following nearly six years leading the Department of Justice. In response, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued the following statement: 

September 16, 2014 Press Release

STATEMENT By Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)


SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Over the past year and a half, our campaign to Change the Mascot of the Washington NFL franchise has grown into a movement.  And for that I want to thank the Oneida Nation and NCAI for their tremendous leadership.