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January 13, 2012 e-Newsletter

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Minnesotans to Celebrate the Civil Rights Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Congresswoman McCollum will join Minnesotans at a community breakfast, rally, and parade on Monday, January 16. The rally and march will begin at 9:30 AM at Central High School in St. Paul.

December 22, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 22, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

"Ending this needless political drama means 160 million working Americans will not see their taxes increase and that is good news for families and the economy. I hope this compromise sets the tone for addressing our nation's most serious problems in the coming year."

December 19, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the so-called Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (H.R. 3630). The title of this bill is misleading at best. H.R. 3630 does not create jobs or relieve the struggles of the middle class. Instead, it drastically reduces federal benefits for the unemployed and slashes health care funding by over $17 billion. Moreover, it contains highly partisan and controversial policy riders that would have no chance of becoming law if considered under regular order.

December 16, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2011
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 on the Highland Park Ford Plant closing.

December 15, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose the REINS Act (H.R. 10). This reckless legislation would put American families at risk while doing nothing to create jobs.

December 13, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2011
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, opposing the Republicans' Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (H.R. 3630). This legislation would lose benefits for 43,000 Minnesotans compared to just extending the current law. H.R. 3630 also reduces over $17 billion in funding for hospitals.

December 7, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011
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 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, regarding President Obama's proposed payroll tax cut.

December 5, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011
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 support of President Obama's call to extend the payroll tax cut for one additional year.

November 30, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2011
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 Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). This legislation represents yet another Republican tactic to dismantle unions and strip away workers' rights. H.R. 3094 would deny workers their right to a free and fair election to form a union.

November 7, 2011 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Congress remains absolutely committed to supporting our veterans and passing legislation that benefits them and their families.  As a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans, I have a unique privilege of making sure that our military families receive federal funding they have earned. I'm proud to say we have once again provided advanced funding for the VA Department.

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