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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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August 21, 2017 Press Release
"This is not a military solution or a path to an exit strategy, but a recipe for an endless quagmire," Congresswoman McCollum said.
July 26, 2017 Press Release
"Republicans have chosen to exclude eight of the appropriations bills from this legislation: funding for safe roads and bridges to drive on, quality healthcare for families, protection of our clean air and drinking water, and education for future generations. These critical investments that all Americans depend on are left by the way side with no path forward."
June 29, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) secured commitments from House Republicans and Democrats today for action to ensure the Department of Defense upholds it commitments to foreign-born recruits who have signed enlistment contracts under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.
June 28, 2017 Press Release

With the Department of Defense considering a plan that could expose as many as 1,000 foreign-born American military recruits to deportation, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will offer an amendment during tomorrow’s House Appropriations Committee markup to ensure the Pentagon upholds contracts with foreign nationals who have signed up to serve the United States.

June 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum and the House Appropriations Committee voted last week to approve $39 million for the construction of the Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center. The Arden Hills National Guard Readiness Center is a critical project that will ensure our Minnesota National Guard units have the training and tools required to support our state and our country.
June 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum recognized 11 Fourth District students who will attend U.S. Service Academies this fall at an event for family, educators, and area service academy representatives Monday night.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
As we observe Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. We keep faith with the families, loved ones, comrades, and friends that they have left behind.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
I commend the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to President Donald Trump and his associates. This appointment proves that the investigation is extremely serious.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
The discharge petition Congresswoman McCollum signed today would force a House vote on the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 356), bipartisan legislation that establishes an outside, independent commission to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal. Thus far, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has refused to schedule a vote on the bipartisan bill and House Republicans have voted seven times to block its consideration in the House.
May 15, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump’s reckless disclosure of state secrets to senior Russian officials is profoundly disturbing. Leaking sensitive information provided by an American ally to the Russian Foreign Minister is either grossly incompetent or extremely sinister, or both.

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