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June 5, 2013 Speech

“It was an honor to receive in my office President Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Secretary General of the POLISARIO Front.  The Sahrawi people deserve the right to self-determination in their homeland of Western Sahara and I will continue to work to ensure the U.S. is doing everything possible to protect their democratic and human rights.” -- Representative Betty McCollum

May 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum today introduced legislation to establish a special U.S. House committee to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report on sexual assault and abuse in the U.S. military.  Responding to the on-going and ever growing problem of sexual violence and abuse committed by members of the military, the “Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces” would focus congressional attention on necessary reforms to the Department of Defense’s prevention, prosecution, and victims’ services efforts.

March 21, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

March 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum to Participate in Woodbury Town Hall Meeting

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Congresswoman McCollum will join State Senator Susan Kent (53) and State Representatives Andrea Kieffer (53B) and JoAnn Ward (53A) for a Town Hall at Woodbury City Hall from 10 AM –11:30 AM.  Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik will also be present for the discussion.  Woodbury residents are welcome to attend to hear legislative updates and ask questions about federal, state, and local issues.

February 28, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 28, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 (McCollum) 

February 21, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2013) - Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and several policy makers traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE on a Learning Tour to South Sudan and Tanzania to better understand the challenges and solutions to food security and nutrition in each country.

February 17, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 17, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149   

February 12, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 12, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

December 1, 2012 Press Release

Each year, we take a moment on December 1 to recognize the millions of individuals worldwide living with HIV/AIDS and also remember the countless loved ones we have lost. Over the past 30 years, the World AIDS Community has come together to discover new treatments, promote prevention, and fight discrimination. While we have had remarkable successes, our work is not done and new goals lie within our reach.

October 12, 2012 Speech

October 11 was the first International Day of the Girl Child, which celebrates the advocacy for girls' rights and young women everywhere.  On this day, we acknowledge the many advancements made to help fight against destructive gender inequalities.