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July 22, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum, co-chair of the Congressional Friends of Norway Caucus, issued the following statement in response to news reports of a massive explosion in Oslo, Norway earlier today.

July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the capable and courageous men and women of the Minnesota Air National Guard on the 90th anniversary of its founding. The Minnesota Air National Guard holds the distinction of being the first in our nation Air Unit of the National Guard recognized by the United States government.

July 6, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Chair, Section 9012 of this Defense Appropriations bill contains language authorizing the Pentagon – under the direction and control of the Secretary of Defense – to operate a Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan.

The bill appropriates $150 million to the Secretary of Defense to operate this business task force.

Our brave military men and women have been in Afghanistan for 10 long years confronting the Taliban, killing terrorists, and helping secure a better future for the Afghan people.

June 30, 2011 Press Release

McCollum, Paulsen, Larsen, Sensenbrenner to Lead Bipartisan Caucus

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

Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives officially launched the Friends of Norway Caucus for the 112th Congress on Thursday. Since its establishment in 1999, the Friends of Norway Caucus has worked to strengthen the relationship, and open dialogue, between the two nations on a variety of issues that have both bilateral and global impacts.

June 24, 2011 Press Release

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 recent House of Representatives' votes on U.S. military operations in Libya.

June 24, 2011 e-Newsletter

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June 6, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

J Street-Sponsored Congressional Delegation Also Visits with New Egyptian Government and Palestinian Leadership

May 20, 2011 e-Newsletter

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April 19, 2011 Press Release

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

Washington, DC – In remembrance of the Cambodian genocide, which lasted from April 1975 to January 1979, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) cosponsored a Congressional resolution honoring the victims and their families. The Honoring the Victims of the Cambodian Genocide resolution (H.Res.225) – sponsored by Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) – provides healing to the survivors and their families and advocates for continuing efforts to pursue justice.

April 12, 2011 Speech

chc speechGood evening. It is such an honor to receive this very special award and the recognition of a community committed to ending hunger.

Thanks to my colleagues Jo Ann Emerson and Jim McGovern for their tireless leadership in fighting hunger. I also want to thank Ambassador Tony Hall and the board and staff of the Congressional Hunger Center for their efforts to make the fight against hunger a priority on Capitol Hill.

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