Defense & National Security
Ensuring national security is one of the primary Constitutional responsibilities of Congress. In the 21st Century, America needs a flexible military that is able to confront emerging threats, such as terrorism, growing regional instability, the spread of nuclear weapons, and the emergence of cyber warfare.
As the Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I support smart and strategic investments in our national defense that ensure our service members are the most skilled and the best trained and equipped fighting force in the world. I am also focused on improving military health care, ending military sexual assault, and supporting international military-to-military cooperation to prevent conflicts.
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 3237, the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act:
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2022 Defense bill on a 33-23 vote.
For 2022, the bill provides funding of $705.939 billion, a modest 1.4 percent increase over the current budget for 2021. This increase reflects President Biden’s budget request and has been endorsed by the Secretary of Defense. In total, the bill provides overall funding of $706.453 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding. The legislation:
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2022 funding bill.
For 2022, the bill provides total funding of $705.939 billion, an increase of $9.978 billion above 2021. This modest increase is in line with President Biden’s budget request and has been endorsed by the Secretary of Defense. In total, the bill provides for $706.453 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding.
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2022 Defense funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds agencies and programs in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community, including the Services, Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (HAC-D) released the following statement after President Biden released his FY 2022 budget request:
The Defense Subcommittee will accept community project funding requests in the following accounts:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after her confirmation as Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee by the House Democratic Caucus:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today after the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection:
Dear Fourth District Constituent,
Yesterday was a sad and dangerous day for our nation. The President of the United States incited domestic terrorists to attack the U.S. Capitol, putting Members of Congress, Capitol staff, the U.S. Capitol Police, members of the press, and citizens in harm's way. It was a clear attempt to disrupt Congress’s constitutional duty to affirm the 2020 presidential election results and to overthrow America’s democracy.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an $87 million, seven-year award to the BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) for the creation of the BioIndustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be headquartered at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul. BioMADE is a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) and a national network of academic and private sector partners working together to advance America’s bioindustrial manufacturing industry.