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June 6, 2013 Press Release

June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM
Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15

Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.

May 23, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to a bad bill that increases the cost of financing a higher education and adds to the burden of debt for students and their parents.  Without quick Congressional action, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans will climb from 3.4% to 6.8% in July for all new loans.  Students and families struggling to afford increasing college costs are relying on us to stop this dramatic increase now, and to work in a bipartisan way to find a long-term solution that will make financing a college education more affordable.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. — In response to a drastic spike in gas prices, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to initiate an investigation to determine the rationale for increased oil prices in Minnesota.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C-- Yesterday’s devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is a national tragedy.  The significant loss of life, young and old, is heartbreaking and we mourn with all of those who have lost loved ones.  For the injured and the many families who have lost their homes, my prayers are with you.

May 20, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Introduces Legislation to Form Special Committee to Address Military Sexual Assault

May 9, 2013 Press Release
Water Resources Development Act now includes Asian Carp amendment by Sens. Brown, Toomey, and Casey
May 9, 2013 Statements For the Record

May 8, 2013

MS. McCOLLUM: Mister Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R.1406 – a bill more appropriately titled the ‘More Work, Less Pay Act’.

My colleagues on both sides of the aisle have spoken today about the challenges facing working families.  Far too many families are still struggling financially to make ends meet, and as their Representatives we should be voting on legislation that provides more opportunities and support for America’s workers.

April 23, 2013 Statements For the Record

 

Mr. Speaker, Congress should never have passed sequestration.  These reckless cuts are affecting families and communities throughout our nation, including those in Indian Country.  Yet, when sequestration passed no one thought about how it would disproportionately impact tribal communities.

April 22, 2013 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum: Boston’s Nightmare is Over
Last Friday evening, law enforcement captured Boston bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.  Early that morning, his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during a shootout with police.  Congresswoman McCollum immediately responded to the news.  

April 17, 2013 Speech

[as prepared]

I’m so happy to be here today and so proud of the movement you are leading.  This alliance is proof that we don’t have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy planet.  We can provide good jobs in the green economy.  We can pursue a path using the power of American manufacturing to secure America’s energy independence.

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