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September 1, 2012 Speech
August 16, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, offering condolences to the families of the seven American service members who were killed today in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  The helicopter was patrolling an area in the Kandahar province when it crashed.

July 18, 2012 Speech

  July 17, 2012

Dear Rep. McCollum,

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) strongly supports your amendment, co-sponsored by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), to end taxpayer handouts to sports sponsorships.  It is a step in the right direction as Congress looks for ways to cut spending and still defend the country.

July 18, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 18, 2012                                       
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the defeat of the Kingston-McCollum amendment to eliminate the Department of Defense’s professional sports sponsorships.

July 12, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 12, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

July 10, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 10, 2012

Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

June 28, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Chairman Drier, Ranking Member Slaughter, Members of the Rules Committee, I must say I am surprised to be here today responding to this effort by the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee to perpetuate wasteful and ineffective government spending on Department of Defense sports sponsorships.

This year the Pentagon will spend in excess of $80 million on NASCAR racing sponsorships, professional bass fishing tournaments, ultimate cage fighting, and a myriad of other sports sponsorships.

May 25, 2012 Press Release

A Memorial Statement by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

St. Paul, MN – Monday, May 28 marks Memorial Day 2012 in the United States.  During her time in Congress, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) – who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military, Construction, and Veterans Affairs – has been an advocate for our armed forces and veterans. 

She issued the following statement:

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