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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Civil Rights & Justice

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January 29, 2018 Press Release
"As a Member of Congress, I must uphold the Constitution. My support for impeachment is rooted in a belief that no president is above the law. Impeachment is the appropriate Constitutional mechanism available to Congress in the event of extreme actions by the President that violate the Constitution, flout our laws, and undermine the trust of Americans."
January 29, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today co-sponsored of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Congresswoman McCollum is the first Minnesota legislator to co-sponsor articles of impeachment.

January 12, 2018 Press Release
"Now, more than ever, we need all Americans to emulate the civic engagement and moral leadership that characterized Dr. King’s movement. In the year ahead, we must redouble our efforts to defend civil rights, speak out against bigotry and discrimination in all forms, and pursue justice and equality for all.”
January 5, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and Democratic leaders of the Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure committees sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today expressing their serious concerns regarding a no-bid contract awarded by EPA to Definers Public Affairs.
December 1, 2017 Press Release
"Today’s guilty plea confirms that collusion with Russia reached the highest levels of the White House. The extent of criminal activity and corruption in the Trump-Pence campaign, transition, and administration is becoming increasingly clear."
November 30, 2017 Press Release
“When the President of the United States embraces and emboldens hate groups, at home or abroad, Congress must formally examine his fitness for office and his ability to continue to lead this great nation. President Trump must be held to account for his actions and his words.”
October 30, 2017 Press Release
“The criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s top campaign aides confirm that illegal activity and unethical behavior proliferated in the President’s inner circle. Our worst fears about President Trump and his associates’ poor judgment and bad intentions have once again been confirmed."
October 2, 2017 Press Release
"I am ready to act. I am ready to vote to impose the toughest laws possible to protect the American people from this preventable madness. But this Republican Congress will instead do nothing and wait for the next tragedy to happen."
September 5, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a cruel betrayal of 800,000 young DREAMers who love this country and call America home. Deporting college students, first responders, and service members who came to America as children is bigoted, callous, and does nothing to make America stronger.
August 25, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today formally requested federal authorities to pursue criminal charges against the owners and responsible individuals at Plating, Inc., which abandoned toxic and dangerous chemicals in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul, necessitating a $1.6 million federal cleanup.

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