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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:

January 14, 2014 Press Release
Last night, Congresswoman Betty McCollum joined Congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) to introduce the Community Economic Opportunity Act of 2014 (H.R. 3854)
January 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America” in his State of the Union address to Congress.  In honor of this anniversary, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement:

January 7, 2014 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, Minnesota native Shezanne Cassim was released from prison in the United Arab Emirates and is returning home to Minnesota after serving nine months in prison for posting a comedy video on YouTube. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has been in touch with the Cassim family and worked with the State Department towards a resolution to this case. The State Department informed her that Shezzane Cassim was en route to Minnesota on a flight this morning. 

Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement: