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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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March 9, 2012 e-Newsletter

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February 16, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Yesterday, World Bank President Bob Zoellick announced that he would step down at the end of his first term in June 2012. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) – co-chair of the Caucus for Congressional-World Bank Dialogue – praised his guidance, particularly during challenging times.

February 9, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to condemn the unspeakable violence that the Government of Syria has committed—and continues to commit—against its own citizens. For the past eleven months, the Syrian people have engaged in peaceful demonstrations to demand their basic, universal human rights. These demonstrations have been met with unrelenting bloodshed and torture. Thousands of Syrian men, women, and children have been slaughtered. There can be no question: President Bashar al-Assad must step down, or be removed from power.

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

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

January 20, 2012 e-Newsletter

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January 13, 2012 e-Newsletter

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Minnesotans to Celebrate the Civil Rights Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Congresswoman McCollum will join Minnesotans at a community breakfast, rally, and parade on Monday, January 16. The rally and march will begin at 9:30 AM at Central High School in St. Paul.

December 15, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding the official end to American military operations in Iraq.

November 7, 2011 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Congress remains absolutely committed to supporting our veterans and passing legislation that benefits them and their families.  As a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans, I have a unique privilege of making sure that our military families receive federal funding they have earned. I'm proud to say we have once again provided advanced funding for the VA Department.

November 4, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

McCollum Introduces the Child Marriage Violates the Human Rights of Girls Act of 2011

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) introduced the Child Marriage Violates the Human Rights of Girls Act of 2011 (H.R. 3357). This legislation recognizes child marriage as a violation of the most basic human rights.

October 7, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. To date, the Afghan conflict has cost U.S. taxpayers $444 billion. The human sacrifice by U.S. troops has also been tremendous with nearly 1,800 American soldiers killed and an additional 14,000 troops wounded.

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