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July 27, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, across our country there are communities, businesses, and families that continue to struggle to escape an economic recession that has caused far reaching hardship and too much pain. Congress has a responsibility to ensure the economic security of the American people, as well as defend the national security of the nation. This appropriations bill does not adequately meet the needs of the American people and I will not vote to pass it.

July 23, 2010 e-Newsletter

This Week from Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Congress Extends Benefits for Long-time Unemployed Americans
Yesterday, July 22, the House of Representatives passed legislation to extend basic unemployment benefits that have been denied to millions of long-term unemployed Americans. The extension of benefits legislation passed with the support of 241 Democrats and 31 Republicans. It was immediately signed into law by President Obama.

July 22, 2010 Press Release

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

House Passes Extension of Benefits to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Over Republican Opposition

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, following the House of Representatives' passage of unemployment benefits. The House passed this legislation (272-152), and President Obama immediately signed it into law. During consideration, Senate Republicans repeatedly blocked the extension of unemployment benefits.

July 16, 2010 e-Newsletter

This Week from Betty

Congress Passes Wall Street Reform
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been passed by Congress and will be signed into law next week by President Obama. This historic legislation imposes common sense rules on Wall Street to protect consumers and prevent the abuses and recklessness that triggered the worst recession in 70 years.

Congresswoman McCollum voted for Wall Street reforms, which passed the House with the support of 234 Democrats and 3 Republicans.

July 1, 2010 Press Release

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

June 24, 2010 Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) announce two grants totaling $420,000 to help reintegrate Minnesota's homeless veterans into the workforce. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.
 

June 24, 2010 Press Release

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

June 23, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Federal Housing Administration Reform Act of 2010 (H.R. 5072). This legislation will help ensure the availability of affordable home loans while safeguarding the interests of the American taxpayer.

May 28, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 4213, the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act. This legislation accelerates our economic recovery by creating or saving over one million jobs and by providing emergency aid to American families.

Our economic recovery is thankfully underway. The private sector is working again. Jobs are being added. The task before Congress is finding the right balance between addressing the federal budget deficits and debt and supporting American families still struggling with the lingering effects of the recession.

May 18, 2010 Press Release

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

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