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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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November 30, 2017 Press Release
“When the President of the United States embraces and emboldens hate groups, at home or abroad, Congress must formally examine his fitness for office and his ability to continue to lead this great nation. President Trump must be held to account for his actions and his words.”
November 22, 2017 Press Release
As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and a Congressional delegation led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh.
November 14, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced legislation— the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391 — to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children. The full text of the bill can be found here.

October 13, 2017 Press Release
“President Donald Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal is a reckless decision that imperils global security and isolates the United States from our allies and partners in the world."
September 19, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric, coming from a man with the nuclear codes, is a global threat that puts every American at risk. I strongly condemn both his speech and the foundation of ignorance in which it was rooted.”
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.

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