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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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September 25, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the release of a memo detailing a phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy:

September 23, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced a “modest” deployment of U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia following attacks on Saudi oil sites:  

September 11, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: 

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after reports about President Trump’s intention to use tanks, fighter jets, and other U.S. military equipment in his Fourth of July “Salute to America” event:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2740, which consists of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

The four-bill minibus rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts and invests in hardworking families across the nation with provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people, including:

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will give remarks at the christening of the 21st Littoral Combat Ship, the future U.S. Minneapolis – St. Paul. The ceremony will take place in Marinette, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 15 at 10am CDT.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

At a recent event for family, educators, and area service academy representatives, Congresswoman Betty McCollum recognized the Fourth District individuals who will attend U.S. Service Academies this fall.

Congresswoman McCollum nominated each of the Fourth District residents to their respective U.S. Service Academies. Each received and accepted an appointment to attend.

Eight individuals in total were recognized:

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Defense funding bill, which provides $690.2 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Defense, including operations and maintenance, readiness activities, research and development, equipment modernization, and health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs funding bill. The investments in this legislation ensures that our military has the facilities needed to meet current and emerging threats, veterans have access to the quality care and services they’ve earned, and families have access to clean and safe housing.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement regarding the release of the Mueller investigation report: 

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