Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Civil Rights & Justice

More on Civil Rights & Justice

December 14, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Today’s elementary school shooting is heartbreaking. As a mother, the mass murder of young school children and educators is incomprehensible.  My prayers are with all families of the victims.”

December 4, 2012 Press Release

Contact:
Maria Reppas (McCollum), 202-225-6631

An estimated 695,000 children were victims of child abuse in 2010, and yet studies indicate that many child protection professionals – such as teachers, doctors, and prosecutors – are not adequately trained to identify and respond to abuse

The National Child Protection Training Center in Winona, MN would become one of four regional training centers that would create new curricula to help those who are most likely to be involved in identifying abuse

October 19, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 19, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

October 16, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

September 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 5912. This is a misguided bill that repeals public financing of our national political conventions and allows moneyed special-interests to complete their corporate buyout of America’s electoral process.

September 12, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

As you’ve already heard here today, H.R. 5544 is missing an awful lot of important detail & taxpayer protections -- creating major problems with its vague and unusual language.  One major omission in this bill is its failure to acknowledge the treaty rights of Minnesota’s tribal nations.  Treaty rights are a prominent concern in this land exchange because the unspecified lands under consideration in H.R. 5544 are all within the Superior National Forest, which is governed by the 1854 Treaty between the Chippewa nations and the United States Government.

August 6, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 6, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

St. Paul, MN – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the recent shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

July 20, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 20, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) responded to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s recent attacks on the Muslim-Americans.

June 28, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 28, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

National Rifle Association Cheerleading for Censure Highlights GOP Political Strategy of Baiting Tea Party Voters by Attacking Obama Administration

STATEMENT BY CONGRESSWOMAN BETTY McCOLLUM

June 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H. Res. 683, expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.

In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act to prohibit people of Chinese descent from immigrating to the U.S. and becoming naturalized citizens. While the Chinese Exclusion Act was finally repealed in 1943, severe restrictions on Chinese immigration continued until the Immigration Act of 1965.

Pages