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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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February 2, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined House Democrats and Gold Star Father Khizr Khan today to introduce the Freedom of Religion Act, which prohibits the use of religious litmus tests as a means to ban immigrants, refugees, and international visitors trying to enter the United States. The legislation would help overturn President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees, discriminating against Muslim immigrants, and targeting Muslim Americans.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

“After Republicans used outrageously partisan tactics to deny President Obama’s eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing, President Donald Trump has launched an all-out attack on our rights as Americans with his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today co-sponsored the Safeguarding Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 748), legislation that would help protect local governments like St. Paul and Ramsey County from President Donald Trump’s executive order tying federal funding to assistance with his anti-immigrant agenda.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined House and Senate Democrats and a crowd of thousands on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday night speaking out against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees, discriminating against Muslim immigrants, and targeting Muslim Americans.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today co-sponsored legislation to immediately end President Donald Trump’s discriminatory executive order banning refugees, discriminating against Muslim immigrants, and targeting Muslim Americans returning to the United States.

January 28, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's executive order blocking the admission of refugees and discriminating against Muslim Americans and immigrants:

January 26, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) met Thursday with leaders of the St. Paul-based Center for Victims of Torture to discuss their shared opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposals to reintroduce the use of torture by the United States government.

January 25, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive actions attacking immigrants and refugees:

“President Trump’s executive actions regarding refugees and immigrants, as well as sanctuary cities like St. Paul and Minneapolis, are a cruel and callous attack on at-risk and vulnerable people. They shamefully betray our values as Minnesotans and Americans.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is considering President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the DeVos nomination:

“Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, has a disturbing track record of attacking public education in America and funding an extremist agenda that weakens our public schools.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement regarding Friday’s presidential inauguration ceremony:

"President-elect Donald Trump's behavior and policy proposals before, during, and after the November 8 election is repugnant to the values on which the United States was built and that Minnesotans hold dear. I have faith in our Constitutional democracy and in the power of citizen action to stop Mr. Trump's dangerous agenda in the coming months and years.

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