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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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December 8, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor about her opposition to the FY2017 Continuing Resolution:

Mr. Speaker, once again this Congress has abandoned its responsibility to provide a full year appropriation. Months of hard work were thrown away, pushing important funding decisions down the road.  

December 6, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement after the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense discovered $125 billion in potential cost savings and then suppressed the disclosure of that information:

November 3, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today reminded young people in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District that the deadline to submit applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies is at the close of business on Monday, November 7.

"It is my honor to nominate some of our community's outstanding young people for admission to our nation's service academies," McCollum said. "Admission to these institutions offers the opportunity to serve our country and receive a world-class education. I encourage all interested students to apply by Monday."

September 21, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered remarks on national security at this morning’s House Democratic Caucus press conference with Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). Below are the Congresswoman’s remarks:

September 18, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the terrorist attack in St. Cloud:

September 6, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after President Obama announced $90 million in funding for the clean-up of unexploded American ordnance in Laos:

May 30, 2016 Press Release

On Monday, Congresswoman Betty McCollum attended Memorial Day ceremonies hosted by the American Legion Post 39 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Arthur O. Haukland Post 1350 at Lakeview and Evergreen Cemeteries in North St. Paul, as well as the Sailors Lost at Sea Memorial ceremony hosted by the Keep Zimmer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1782 in White Bear Lake. 

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) voted against the Military Construction-VA appropriations bill today and released the following statement:

“Republican leadership today abused their power and violated their professed principle of regular order in order to defeat an important amendment that would have protected LGBT Americans from discrimination. The arm twisting that Republican leadership undertook to force members to change their votes has no place in the House of Representatives.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today voted against H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and released the following statement:

“Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act provides a framework for our armed forces in the fiscal year ahead. Crafting and considering this legislation is a serious matter, but House Republicans have instead chosen to intentionally violate last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act and abdicate this Congress’ solemn responsibility to sufficiently fund our troops.

May 6, 2016 Press Release

ST. PAUL — At an event for family, educators, and area service academy representatives on May 5, Congresswoman Betty McCollum recognized 13 Fourth District residents who will attend U.S. Service Academies next fall.

Trey Lervick (Woodbury High School), Nadeen Lieberman (Laurel Springs School), Marco Pirozzoli (Mahtomedi High School), Joe Puglisi (Woodbury High School), Katie Scheibner (East Ridge High School), Matthew Schwartz (Mahtomedi High School), and Sarah Warner (North High School) will all attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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