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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.

September 14, 2011 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Thank you Mothers2Mothers International and Management Sciences for Health for organizing this briefing.  Mothers and children around the world need access to quality health care.  As a global community, we must do more to ensure all children and their mothers have access to the support, information, and health care they need to grow-up healthy and strong.

September 11, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

August 31, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's trip to Minnesota. Today, Secretary Shinseki met with veterans at the Minnesota State Fair and spoke at the American Legion Convention.

August 31, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement as the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a new U.S. commitment to famine relief at a University of Minnesota forum.

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