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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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June 19, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2740, which consists of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

The four-bill minibus rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts and invests in hardworking families across the nation with provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people, including:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 State and Foreign Operations funding bill, which prioritizes strategic investments in diplomacy and development efforts to reduce global poverty, strengthen democratic political systems, and create greater political and economic stability in the world, while enhancing our national security and maintaining U.S. standing as a global leader.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

In response to the Bureau of Land Management's renewal of hardrock mineral leases in the Superior National Forest today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement: 

May 13, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced support from national and international religious and human rights organizations in support of H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, introduced May 1, 2019.

Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement:

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) has introduced legislation— the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, H.R. 2407 — amending a provision of the Foreign Assistance Act known as the “Leahy Law” to prohibit funding for the military detention of children in any country, including Israel.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement regarding the release of the Mueller investigation report: 

October 1, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Global Food Security Act.

September 21, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL–Minn.) introduced a five-year reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum's remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum's full remarks are below:

June 26, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Trump travel ban:

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