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February 27, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) previewed President Donald Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress in a post on Medium:

At four town hall meetings last week in St. Paul, I heard a clear message from my constituents: the State of our Union is anxious.

February 24, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) packed this week’s President’s Day District Work Period with four town hall meetings, listening in-person to more than 1,000 Fourth District constituents.

January 3, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum released the following statement after being sworn-in to represent the families of Minnesota's Fourth District in the United States House of Representatives in the 115th Congress:

I was honored to be sworn in today as the 115th Congress convened in Washington. I am very grateful to the families of Minnesota’s Fourth District for giving me the opportunity to represent our shared values in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor about her opposition to the FY2017 Continuing Resolution:

Mr. Speaker, once again this Congress has abandoned its responsibility to provide a full year appropriation. Months of hard work were thrown away, pushing important funding decisions down the road.  

September 22, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced a federal grant to the Hmong American Partnership (HAP) that will help create 40 jobs on the East Side of St. Paul. Congresswoman McCollum advocated for the $800,000 in federal funding, including writing to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in April to support the proposal.

September 14, 2016 Press Release

Today, the Minnesota congressional delegation urged support for Minnesota’s bid to host the 2023 World’s Fair. In a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the Minnesota lawmakers highlighted the state’s innovative economy, welcoming community, and many accomplishments in promoting health and wellness.  

September 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement ahead of Labor Day:

“On Monday, Labor Day, we celebrate the success of America’s working men and women, past and present, who built our great country and created a strong middle class. Through organizing and bargaining, the American labor movement established the bedrock values that we often take for granted such as the minimum wage, the 40-hour work week, and safety and health measures that protect workers on the job.

August 31, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) toured small businesses and met with civic leaders in White Bear Lake on August 31. Congresswoman McCollum's productive conversations touched on the needs of the community and its businesses. 

In addition to White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emmerson, Congresswoman McCollum also met with City Manager Ellen Richter and John Lupo, the president of the White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce. Congresswoman McCollum visited two restaurants — Grandma's Bakery and Key's Restaurant — and several boutique stores: Goodthings, Primp, and John Henry.

August 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representatives Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant of $1,100,550 to Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company to improve rail safety. The funds will be used to implement and test Positive Train Control systems.

July 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Following efforts from the Minnesota congressional delegation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced it will grant nonstop service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).