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July 29, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – A few minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Republican Budget Control Act (S. 627) by a vote of 218-210 with Democrats unanimously voting against it. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement:

July 15, 2011 Press Release

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

With 14 million Americans out of work McCollum also calls on Congress to cancel August recess and get busy on job creation legislation

July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, this week in Minnesota our state government is shutdown due to a budget crisis. I want to applaud Gov. Mark Dayton for negotiating in good faith, making productive compromises, and never forgetting the needs of Minnesotans, especially our most vulnerable citizens.

The Republicans controlling the Minnesota Legislature issue ultimatums and want to mortgage our state's future by cutting health, education, and law enforcement.

June 22, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 22, 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 National Labor Relations Board's proposed rule change that would simplify regulations governing labor union representation.

May 13, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – May 15-21, 2011 marks National Police Week to honor all the police officers who were injured or killed in the line of duty. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) welcomed nearly 100 Minnesota police officers and their families who were visiting Washington, DC for National Police Week.

Last night, Congresswoman McCollum led the group through the Capitol Building, the floor of the House of Representatives, and the Congressional Visitors Center on a private tour.

April 14, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, despite reservations about certain aspects of this appropriations bill, I will vote in favor of funding the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. The process over the past year, that has led us to this vote, has been filled with missed opportunities, disappointments, and extreme political posturing. This compromise agreement is a success for President Obama who prevented a government shutdown and defended America's seniors, students, working families, and the fragile economic recovery.

April 8, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.J. Res. 37 – legislation introduced by the House Majority that would bar the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing the new rules on Net Neutrality that protect consumer freedom on the Internet.

April 7, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – As House Republicans once again fail to come to an agreement with Senate Democrats and President Obama, the country is facing a federal government shutdown, starting Saturday, April 9. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement.

March 25, 2011 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum's official Facebook page to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

March 10, 2011 Press Release

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

McCollum: It's time to stand up, mobilize, and fight for workers' rights

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding the Wisconsin State Senate Republican manipulation of procedure to ram through legislation attacking worker rights.

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