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June 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Saturday, Green Line light rail transit service will begin connecting downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has been an instrumental part of bringing that project to fruition.  From advocating federal funding for transit planning, to securing a $20 million appropriation for construction of the line, Congresswoman McCollum has been involved in every step of the process to make Saturday’s grand opening possible.

May 7, 2014 Speech

Congresswoman McCollum's Keynote Speech
Minnesota Poverty: A Call to Action
May 1, 2014
[Remarks as prepared]

Good afternoon.Thank you, Clarence,for that kind introduction andfor your leadership in our community.

I am very proud of the work you and your entire team at the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties do every day to support families and seniors.You are on the frontlines working with ourneighbors in need.Thank you for all you do!

April 24, 2014 Speech

Thank you, Javier! Happy Earth Day everyone!  I’m excited to be here for this year’s Clean Energy and Jobs Rally at our state’s capitol.

Our state is a leader in promoting renewable energy, investing in innovative green technology, and protecting our natural resources.

Minnesotans should be proud of the work being done by our governor and state legislators in promoting solar and wind energy. 

April 2, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget framework for Fiscal Year 2015.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement in response: 

“Let’s be clear, Congress already passed a law four months ago establishing a budget target for 2015. The plan released by Chairman Paul Ryan is not a real budget, but a political manifesto to appeal to an audience of Tea Party extremists and Obama-haters – the House Republican majority. 

January 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement: 

January 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement on the agreement that was reached on a five-year farm bill:

“The agricultural economy is critical to Minnesota’s economy, so this bipartisan farm bill agreement will have my vote when it reaches the House floor.  This agreement brings much needed stability to farmers, agribusiness, and consumers which is long overdue.

January 14, 2014 Press Release
Last night, Congresswoman Betty McCollum joined Congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) to introduce the Community Economic Opportunity Act of 2014 (H.R. 3854)
January 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America” in his State of the Union address to Congress.  In honor of this anniversary, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement:

December 11, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan budget conference committee compromise on the FY2014 and FY2015 federal budgets.