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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.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

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:

March 15, 2021 Page

The Defense Subcommittee will accept community project funding requests in the following accounts: 

January 26, 2021 Press Release

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:

January 13, 2021 Press Release

 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:

January 7, 2021 e-Newsletter

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.

October 20, 2020 Press Release

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.

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