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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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June 1, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's announcement to impose tariffs on U.S. allies:

March 22, 2018 Press Release
“The Omnibus Appropriations Act is a significant victory for Minnesotans and Americans."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"By investing in critical priorities like education, election integrity, housing, infrastructure, public safety, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and veterans’ health care, this legislation keeps Minnesota and our entire country safe, strong, and moving forward."
March 13, 2018 Press Release
“I served in the House with Mike Pompeo and I can think of few people more ill-suited to be Secretary of State. Mr. Pompeo has opposed international engagement, undermined the Iran nuclear agreement, and advocated for torture."
March 6, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.) introduced a three-year reauthorization of their Global Food Security Act, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to fighting hunger and poverty worldwide. The bipartisan Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5129) ensures that the vital Feed the Future Initiative continues through 2021.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
"A free press is essential to a democratic society. I join the State Department and governments around the world urging Burma to release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo immediately and allow them to reunite with their families and resume their vital work."
February 26, 2018 Press Release
"Throughout my career in Congress I have felt an obligation to speak out and advance policies that reflect the best of American leadership in the world — from fighting HIV/AIDS, to improving food security for the world’s poorest, to efforts to prevent teenage girls into forced marriages."
December 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) wrote in The Nation about her legislation — the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391 — that prevents United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.
December 6, 2017 Press Release
"The President is willfully abdicating the United States’ role as a peacemaker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ending any hope of a two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state."
December 5, 2017 Press Release
"Mr. Speaker, last month I visited Burma and Bangladesh on a Congressional fact-finding mission. Our visits to refugee camps and our conversations with survivors made it clear that the persecution of the Rohingya people in Burma's Rakhine State is a severe humanitarian crisis that demands robust American leadership."

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