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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota


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June 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum recognized 11 Fourth District students who will attend U.S. Service Academies this fall at an event for family, educators, and area service academy representatives Monday night.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Minnesota cities, counties, and nonprofits will all feel the devastating effects of President Donald Trump’s backwards budget. With these harsh cuts — and the outright elimination of many programs — the Trump administration is abandoning our communities and our state. This budget shifts to Minnesota taxpayers the burden for keeping our state safe, strong, and moving forward.
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.

February 8, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, led a bipartisan group of House members writing to President Donald Trump on Wednesday urging him to exempt the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other agencies that serve the needs of Native communities from his federal hiring freeze.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is considering President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the DeVos nomination:

“Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, has a disturbing track record of attacking public education in America and funding an extremist agenda that weakens our public schools.

November 14, 2016 Statements For the Record
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate Ms. ReBecca Koenig Roloff, who was inaugurated as the 11th President of St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota on October 11, 2016.
November 3, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today reminded young people in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District that the deadline to submit applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies is at the close of business on Monday, November 7.

"It is my honor to nominate some of our community's outstanding young people for admission to our nation's service academies," McCollum said. "Admission to these institutions offers the opportunity to serve our country and receive a world-class education. I encourage all interested students to apply by Monday."

November 2, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined more than 100 House Democrats on Tuesday urging Republicans to stop their attempt to raid more than $1 billion from the Pell Grant program to pay for other federal spending.

Instead of diverting these funds, McCollum and her colleagues demanded that this funding be used for its original intent: making higher education more affordable for current and future students. To meet this goal, McCollum and House Democrats support raising the maximum size of a Pell Grant and restoring access to year-round support.

September 19, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today applauded a multi-year, multi-million dollar United States Department of Education grant to Hamline University, as part of a joint initiative with the Minnesota Department of Education, for professional development activities that will enhance the instruction English language learners receive in Minnesota schools.