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August 16, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, offering condolences to the families of the seven American service members who were killed today in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.  The helicopter was patrolling an area in the Kandahar province when it crashed.

July 30, 2012 Speech


Testimony submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) for the 2012 National Democratic Committee Platform Committee

Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to join you and for all of your work shaping our party’s 2012 platform. As a member of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, I would like to welcome my fellow Democrats to our great state.

July 25, 2012 Statements For the Record

Sister of Mercy of the Americas
Hermanas de la Misericordia de las Americas

July 24, 2012

The Honorable Betty McCollum
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative McCollum,

As members of the Institute Leadership Team for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, we are writing to express our profound gratitude to you for sponsoring the House Resolution honoring Catholic Sisters’ contribution to the nation.

July 18, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Reps. McCollum, Schock Again Team Up to Stop Devastating Impact of Child Marriage

June 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

During the Vietnam War another “secret war” was taking place in Laos with thousands of Hmong fighters assisting the U.S.  The Hmong who risked their lives for the freedom of their country and in the aid of the U.S. suffered tremendously as they served with great courage.

June 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H. Res. 683, expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.

In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act to prohibit people of Chinese descent from immigrating to the U.S. and becoming naturalized citizens. While the Chinese Exclusion Act was finally repealed in 1943, severe restrictions on Chinese immigration continued until the Immigration Act of 1965.

June 4, 2012 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, BrightFarms, Inc., and J&J Distributing Welcome a New Greenhouse in St. Paul

May 29, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 29, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

A Minnesotan who dedicated his life to God  and the people of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala died on May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum’s official Twitter and Facebook pages to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

May 9, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, once again the U.S. House is acting on legislation, this time H.R. 4133, to restate what has been stated frequently in Congress, by President Obama, and by virtually every candidate running for federal office in the United States:  that the U.S.