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September 23, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5323, the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act:

August 30, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement today after the last U.S. military flight left Kabul, Afghanistan, bringing an end to America’s longest war: 

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement today after the Pentagon confirmed at least 12 U.S. service members were killed and at least 15 wounded in an attack outside the Hamid-Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan:

August 15, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, Afghanistan:

“With the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, we are witnessing a human disaster for the Afghan people and the culmination of a two-decade bipartisan political and strategic failure of American leadership.

July 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4373, the FY 2022 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill:

June 15, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) announced the formation of the bipartisan Global Health Caucus for the 117th Congress. Originally formed in 2005, the Caucus will continue to serve as a forum for Congress to stay informed and engaged on matters of global health.

McCollum and Fortenberry, who will serve as Co-Chairs of the Caucus, released the following statements:

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), released the following statement today after introducing the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, building upon legislation she introduced in the 115th and 116th Congresses to promote the human rights and safety of Palestinian children.

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) has introduced the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act (H.R. 2590) to prohibit Israel from using U.S.

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today after Sec. Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit an Israeli settlement, signaling a symbolic U.S. stamp of approval of Israel’s military occupation:

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing a decade of results under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID)’s signature global food security program, Feed the Future, and the need to continue efforts to accelerate inclusive agricultural development and improved nutrition outcomes for women and children around the world.   

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