Economy & Jobs
I hear from Minnesotans every day about their concerns over the state of our economy and rising economic inequality. While we have made a strong recovery from the Great Recession, we have more to do to create good-paying jobs for all working families.
I strongly support investments in education and infrastructure that will make us more competitive. To stimulate economic growth and job creation, the government needs to ensure a fair playing field that protects both workers and businesses. I support legislation that promotes a thriving middle class and ensures that working people in America still have the opportunity to achieve success in our country.
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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.
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.
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.
McCollum Introduces Legislation to Form Special Committee to Address Military Sexual Assault
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nina, thank you for the very kind introduction. You and your colleagues at Americans for the Arts are top notch and I deeply appreciate the work you all do. I am thrilled you are all here in Washington this week! It is important that you are here.