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February 22, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC - In response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's (R) proposal to end collective bargaining rights for public employees and the growing crowds of tens of thousands of pro-union protestors at the State Capitol in Madison, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement.

February 9, 2011 Statements For the Record

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 519, a bill that would prevent vital upgrades to security around the United Nations building and break America's promise to pay legally-mandated U.N. dues. This legislation does not - as my Republican colleagues claim - reduce the deficit. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office determined that "implementing H.R. 519 would have no effect on the federal budget." Unfortunately, H.R. 519 would undercut America's global leadership at a time when international cooperation is urgently needed to safeguard America's interests.

January 28, 2011 e-Newsletter

State of the Union - Congresswoman McCollum Responds
This week, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech to the nation, where he laid out his vision for economy recovery and job creation. President Obama said in his remarks, "Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America's success. But if we want to win the future - if we want innovation to produce jobs in America and not overseas - then we also have to win the race to educate our kids."

December 17, 2010 Statements For the Record

Mr. Chair, last night, I voted against a fiscally irresponsible $858 billion tax cut package. Every penny of this budget-busting bill will be borrowed--much of it from China--and the burden placed on the backs of our children and grandchildren.

December 2, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853). This important legislation will extend middle class tax cuts, help spur economic growth in America, and assist the vast majority of Americans, many of whom are struggling through a recovering economy.

November 22, 2010 e-Newsletter

House Republicans Vote Down Unemployment Benefits for Struggling Americans

November 18, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of extending emergency unemployment. This legislation, of which I am a proud cosponsor, is a common sense, non-controversial measure that will help American families.

October 1, 2010 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum Votes Protect American Jobs
Congresswoman McCollum and Democrats were joined by 99 Republicans in passing the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (H.R. 2378), which helps prevent unfair trade practices that hurt U.S. exports and push American jobs overseas. Certain countries, such as China, suppress the value of their currencies to make exports cheaper on the international market. This currency manipulation makes U.S. exports less competitive, hurts U.S. manufacturers, and slows the economic recovery.

September 28, 2010 Statements For the Record

I rise in strong support of the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). This legislation will extend much needed credit and reduce taxes for small businesses all across the country.

Small businesses are the engine of job creation in our economy and are playing a crucial role in helping America recover from the worst recession in 75 years. Still, small main street businesses are struggling to expand due to a lack of credit. The Small Business

September 23, 2010 Statements For the Record

I rise to pay tribute today to one of Minnesota's outstanding community leaders and a longtime resident of my Congressional District, Marcia Avner. This month, Marcia Avner is transitioning from her position as Public Policy Director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), a position she has held for the past 14 years, to Senior Fellow at MCN, where she will continue to do what she has done best for so many years; advising and training emerging nonprofit sector advocates at both the state and national levels.