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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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September 10, 2010 Statements For the Record

Nine years ago on September 11th, I was at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, only a short distance from the Pentagon, when the attack occurred. As Members and staff fled the Capitol grounds, not knowing if an attack on Congress was imminent, I remember seeing the smoke rising from the Pentagon in an otherwise clear blue sky.

July 30, 2010 e-Newsletter

This Week from Congresswoman Betty McCollum

July 30, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize America's Korean War Veterans and their service to the United States on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

July 27, 2010 Press Release

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

4th District Democrat Criticizes Republican Refusal to Fund the "Emergency" Needs Facing America's Families

July 27, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, across our country there are communities, businesses, and families that continue to struggle to escape an economic recession that has caused far reaching hardship and too much pain. Congress has a responsibility to ensure the economic security of the American people, as well as defend the national security of the nation. This appropriations bill does not adequately meet the needs of the American people and I will not vote to pass it.

July 27, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the United States Coast Guard Academy on its 100 years of operation in New London, Connecticut and in support of H. Con. Res. 258, sponsored by my friend and colleague, Mr. Courtney of Connecticut. Congratulations are due to the Commandant, the Superintendent, dedicated staff, cadets and all graduates of this fine U.S. Service Academy.

June 24, 2010 Press Release

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 President Obama's decision to appoint General David Petraeus to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

"I support President Obama's decision. General Petraeus is an extremely capable military leader. I have full confidence in his ability to execute the President's strategy in Afghanistan."

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.

May 28, 2010 Press Release

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 in response to Congress' repeal of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The repeal finally put an end to the military's process of systemic discrimination against individuals who are openly gay and lesbian.

On May 27, 2010, when the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" vote was announced in the House chamber, Congresswoman McCollum presided as Speaker pro tempore in the House of Representatives.

May 5, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 24, the "Marine Corps Identity" bill. This bipartisan legislation would change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

May 3, 2010 Press Release

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

St. Paul, MN - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement in response to the murder of Sgt. Joseph Bergeron of the Maplewood Police Department. While responding to report of a carjacking, Sgt. Bergeron was shot to death during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 1. One suspect in the shooting was killed while attacking St. Paul police officer David Longbehn; the other suspect has been apprehended.

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