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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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September 10, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement following President Barack Obama’s address the Nation on the subject of the Syrian regimes use of chemical weapons against civilian population and the need for a U.S. response:

September 9, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the staff, board, donors and volunteers of Books for Africa on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since its founding in 1988, Books for Africa has grown into the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, having shipped over 27 million books to 48 countries. In 2012 alone, Books for Africa shipped more than 2.2 million books to 22 African countries.

September 9, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Supports Strict Limits on Military Action in Response to Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

September 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04) announced her support for draft legislation authored by Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) authorizing President Obama to conduct limited military action in response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians.

September 4, 2013 Press Release

On the eve on Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year and start to the High Holy Days, Congresswoman McCollum wished the Jewish community worldwide a happy holiday:

September 3, 2013 Press Release

St. Paul, MN – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s request for Congressional authorization for military action in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

“Without final legislative language to consider it is impossible for me to commit at this time to support or oppose President Obama’s request for Congressional authorization for military action targeting the Syrian regime.”

August 29, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 29, 2013                              
Contact:  Matthew Hilgart, (202) 579-4905; matthew.hilgart@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum issued the following statement in anticipation of the White House response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime.

August 19, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 19, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

August 6, 2013 e-Newsletter

Top Ten of the GOP’s Worst Cuts in FY14 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

August 2, 2013 Press Release


Washington— Last week, the Committee on House Administration approved the registration of the Congressional Western Sahara Caucus.  The bipartisan caucus, co-chaired by Representatives Joseph R. Pitts (PA-16) and Betty McCollum (MN-04), was formed with the intent of highlighting the needs for self-determination and human rights monitoring for Western Sahara. 

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