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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. 

August 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) today introduced the Conservation Reform Act of 2013 to streamline existing U.S. resources for international conservation priorities. Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM).

July 31, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, last week The Hill published a column entitled “Don’t force an irresponsible vote on Iran sanctions.” The column started with the following two sentences: “The House of Representatives is under pressure to vote on a new Iran sanctions bill, H.R. 850, before members leave town for August recess.  Scheduling such a vote would be irresponsible and highly counterproductive to U.S. strategy on Iran.” 

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