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October 20, 2020 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an $87 million, seven-year award to the BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) for the creation of the BioIndustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be headquartered at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul. BioMADE is a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) and a national network of academic and private sector partners working together to advance America’s bioindustrial manufacturing industry.

September 4, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today ahead of Labor Day:

August 8, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after President Trump issued a series of executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic:

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after House Democrats introduced the next COVID-19 emergency response bill, The Heroes Act (H.R. 6800):

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report:

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House passed an interim funding package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, to provide additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, COVID-19 testing, and funds for personal protective equipment for our front line health care workers and facilities.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after the third coronavirus emergency response package was expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives:

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal was announced:

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. H.R. 397 would stabilize multiemployer pension plans by establishing a government-backed loan program to avoid having to drastically cut pensioners’ benefits as well as reducing the unsustainable liabilities of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2740, which consists of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

The four-bill minibus rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts and invests in hardworking families across the nation with provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people, including:

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