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July 13, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to award $200,000 in federal funds to the St. Paul Port Authority for brownfield restoration.

The EPA grant will help address lead and petroleum contamination on the 9.9-acre former streetcar and maintenance facility that is being transformed into the new home of Minnesota United FC. It is part of a national program of EPA grants for cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites.

May 10, 2016 Press Release

The Treasury Department’s rejection of a proposed plan to cut retirement benefits to over 400,000 workers and retirees of the Teamsters’ Central States Pension Fund provides Congress needed time to fix this problem and stabilize this fund. With the retirement security of 22,000 Minnesotans on the line I don’t want to see promises broken or retirees forced into poverty.

August 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Monday we celebrate Labor Day.  It is a day to reflect and honor the hard-working men and women in all walks of life, across our country, who keep our nation strong, our economy growing, and are building a better future for the next generation of Americans.

This Labor Day is also a time to redouble our efforts to extend greater justice in the workplace – ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work, a fair minimum wage, and paid sick leave for all workers.

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)