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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 While the Chinese Exclusion Act was finally repealed in 1943, severe restrictions on Chinese immigration continued until the Immigration Act of 1965.

May 16, 2012 Statements For the Record

Ms. McCollum.  Mister Speaker, I rise today to speak in opposition to this bill.  The Violence Against Women Act has never been a divisive piece of legislation until this Tea Party Majority came into power.  Instead of bringing the bipartisan bill already passed by the Senate to this floor for a vote, House Republicans are attempting to pass a partisan and discriminatory bill that eliminates protections for violent crime victims.

May 14, 2012 e-Newsletter

 

Please join Congresswoman McCollum’s official Twitter and Facebook pages to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

May 9, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 9, 2012                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Earlier today, President Obama announced that he supports same-sex marriage.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement in support of the President’s change on the issue.

January 18, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and its Senate counterpart the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968).

"I oppose SOPA because it threatens personal privacy, imposes unnecessary costs on Internet providers, and undermines open access to information on the web."

June 24, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

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