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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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October 12, 2012 Speech

October 11 was the first International Day of the Girl Child, which celebrates the advocacy for girls' rights and young women everywhere.  On this day, we acknowledge the many advancements made to help fight against destructive gender inequalities.

September 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.Res. 786. I join President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and my colleagues in Congress in condemning these attacks in the strongest possible terms. The attacks on our embassies in Cairo, Egypt and Sana, Yemen and the violent assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya were shocking and unacceptable.

September 12, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 12, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

September 11, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 11, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) commemorated the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

August 16, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2012                                        
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, 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 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

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.

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