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July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Chair, Section 9012 of this Defense Appropriations bill contains language authorizing the Pentagon – under the direction and control of the Secretary of Defense – to operate a Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan.

The bill appropriates $150 million to the Secretary of Defense to operate this business task force.

Our brave military men and women have been in Afghanistan for 10 long years confronting the Taliban, killing terrorists, and helping secure a better future for the Afghan people.

July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the capable and courageous men and women of the Minnesota Air National Guard on the 90th anniversary of its founding. The Minnesota Air National Guard holds the distinction of being the first in our nation Air Unit of the National Guard recognized by the United States government.

June 24, 2011 Press Release

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 regarding the recent House of Representatives' votes on U.S. military operations in Libya.

May 27, 2011 e-Newsletter

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May 26, 2011 Press Release

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

Amendment Reduces Spending on Musicians, Instruments, and Performances by $120 Million in FY12

May 25, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) congratulated nine students from Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District on their acceptance to four U.S. military academies. These military institutions require a nomination from a Member of Congress for admission.

May 2, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement on President Obama's announcement tonight confirming the death of Osama bin Laden:

"The death of Osama Bin Laden is the most significant blow to al Qaeda in the nearly ten years since the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. This is a just end to a mass murderer who targeted innocents and destroyed so many lives.

March 29, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) responded to President Obama's address to the nation on the U.S. involvement in Libya.

March 22, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – As U.S. armed forces work with international partners to establish and enforce a no-fly zone in Libya, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement.

March 4, 2011 e-Newsletter

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