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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.

May 7, 2014 Speech

Congresswoman McCollum's Keynote Speech
Minnesota Poverty: A Call to Action
May 1, 2014
[Remarks as prepared]

Good afternoon.Thank you, Clarence,for that kind introduction andfor your leadership in our community.

I am very proud of the work you and your entire team at the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties do every day to support families and seniors.You are on the frontlines working with ourneighbors in need.Thank you for all you do!

January 17, 2014 Press Release


Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement in response to remarks made today by President Obama regarding reforms to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance practices: