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October 12, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) submitted the following statement for the Congressional Record:

September 27, 2011 Statements For the Record

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Good evening!  Thank you John for that introduction and the North Central States Council of Carpenters for hosting this discussion.  It is so good to be with you tonight to talk about the number one challenge facing America: creating good jobs.

September 20, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, once again this Tea Party Republican majority is determined to ignore the jobs crisis in this country and instead focus the energy and efforts of Congress on busting unions and attacking the federally protected rights of workers to organize. This legislation is a direct assault on workers' rights in order to protect the profits of one corporation -- Boeing. This legislation essentially tells 14 millions unemployed Americans that their needs are irrelevant as long as there is a CEO in America who wants to crush a union.

September 8, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 8, 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 response to President Obama's joint address to Congress. Tonight, the President presented for his American Jobs Act, which incorporates bipartisan ideas to stimulate job creation.

September 2, 2011 Press Release

St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding Labor Day 2011.

August 15, 2011 Speech

CHUCK TODD: We're expecting the president to arrive in St. Paul in about 90 minutes from now, and then he'll head over here for the first of five town halls over the next three days. We met in St. Paul with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum, but she drove down here, and she joins me now.

REPRESENTATIVE BETTY MCCOLLUM (D-MN): Well, it's good to be here. Great Minnesota weather. Welcome.

MR. TODD: Well, there's a lot of Minnesotans in the news over the last 24 hours, so let me ask you about former Governor Tim Pawlenty. Were you surprised that he got out?

August 8, 2011 Press Release

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

St. Paul, MN – U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement in the aftermath of today's -5.5% / 634 point fall of the Dow Jones Industrial. Today was the first day of trading following Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of U.S. long-term sovereign credit rating from a rating of "AAA" to "AA+."

August 4, 2011 Press Release

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 as global financial markets plummeted and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 512 points. This was the worst day for the Dow since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008.

August 1, 2011 Press Release

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

Budget Control Act Risks Economic Recovery, Job Creation

July 30, 2011 Press Release

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

As Tuesday's Debt Crisis Deadline Looms, House Republicans Defeat Sen. Reid's Budget Control Act and Take Sunday Off to Relax

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