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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Economy & Jobs

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July 2, 2012 Speech

Thank you Mayor – it is always good to be in North St. Paul.

Keith and I are here today, with the White House and Minnesota business leaders, to talk about the clean energy revolution in our state – and how to keep it going.  The wind turbine just behind us is generating clean, secure, renewable energy for the families and businesses in North St. Paul.  The people of this community are sending a message to everyone who drives by that they support wind energy and want to see more of it.

Wind energy is popular here and across Minnesota because:

June 28, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 28, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 11-148).  In an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court upheld the Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012 Press Release

Only Minnesota recipient of funding for comprehensive assistance for female ex-offenders

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota - Reentry Connect, a collaborative project between Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) and RS Eden, was chosen today as one of nine grant winners nationwide for funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the only recipient from Minnesota.

May 18, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Wasting Taxpayer Money Subsidizing NASCAR Must Stop

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) expressed her outrage and disbelief at the level of waste in the National Guard’s recruitment budget.

May 17, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 17, 2012                
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Ends sponsorships costing taxpayers $1 billion over the past decade

May 17, 2012 Press Release

 

BrightFarms Builds Greenhouse with J&J Distributing

The companies’ partnership will provide Saint Paul with year-round local produce and green-collar jobs

May 15, 2012 Statements For the Record

I rise in strong support of H.R. 4045.  This bill will ensure that all service members returning from overseas—including the Minnesota National Guard’s ‘Red Bulls’— receive the full benefits they were promised.

April 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 9, the so-called Small Business Tax Cut Act. This bill is an incredible waste of taxpayer money that will do nothing to grow America's economy or create jobs.

April 12, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, the Main Street Fairness Coalition held a press conference on St. Paul's Grand Avenue to announce a new effort to pass H.F. 1849, a bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature to give the state authority to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers.

April 6, 2012 Speech

On March 23, 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. At the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, new data demonstrates the benefits that the law has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Congresswoman McCollum's district. As a result of the law:

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