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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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January 9, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL, MN-04) has introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to make health care a right for all Americans. The Health Care for All Amendment (H.J. Res. 17) states:

“Health care, including care to prevent and treat illness, is the right of the people and necessary to ensure the strength of the Nation. The Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.”

Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement:

October 31, 2018 Page

WHY ARE MEDICARE COST PLANS SUNSETTING?

September 21, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL–Minn.) introduced a five-year reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

The bipartisan fiscal year 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act includes a provision offered by Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) that enables individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on their public student loans while actively receiving lifesaving treatment.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after she voted against the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 (H.R. 184):

The medical device industry serves a vital role in Minnesota by supporting thousands of jobs and providing lifesaving technology.

July 12, 2018 Press Release

Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) yesterday offered an amendment during the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill markup that would permit individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on their public student loans while they receive lifesaving treatment. This amendment was adopted by the House Appropriations Committee.

April 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today applauded Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Amy Klobuchar (DFL-Minn.) for introducing the Senate companion to Congresswoman McCollum’s Community Action Opioid Response Act.
March 28, 2018 Press Release
“The sunny vision of the Trump administration that Vice President Mike Pence told Minnesotans today is completely at odds with the stormy reality."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
“The Omnibus Appropriations Act is a significant victory for Minnesotans and Americans."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"By investing in critical priorities like education, election integrity, housing, infrastructure, public safety, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and veterans’ health care, this legislation keeps Minnesota and our entire country safe, strong, and moving forward."

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