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December 2, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today delivered the following remarks on the House Floor regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 Continuing Resolution to prevent a government shutdown and extend funding until February 18, 2022 – more than four months past the start of the fiscal year:

September 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) was honored at the Woodrow Wilson Awards Monday as a recipient of the 2021 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Congressional Service, releasing the following statement:

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5323, the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act:

September 17, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (HAC-D), issued the following statement today:

August 30, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement today after the last U.S. military flight left Kabul, Afghanistan, bringing an end to America’s longest war: 

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement today after the Pentagon confirmed at least 12 U.S. service members were killed and at least 15 wounded in an attack outside the Hamid-Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan:

July 29, 2021 Press Release

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:

July 13, 2021 Press Release

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:

June 30, 2021 Press Release

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 legislation:

June 29, 2021 Press Release

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.

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