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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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June 7, 2012 Statements For the Record

I want the Affordable Care Act to be fully implemented for the benefit of all Americans.  I also support a healthy and growing medical device industry in Minnesota and across America.  I support eliminating this medical device tax, which should never have been included in the Affordable Care Act.  At the same time, I strongly oppose the offset in this bill.

May 30, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 5651), which will strengthen Minnesota’s health care system and economy. 

May 17, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 17, 2012                
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Ends sponsorships costing taxpayers $1 billion over the past decade

May 14, 2012 e-Newsletter


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April 25, 2012 Speech

I would like to thank you for including me in today's hearing.

April 24, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the offices of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) are at Cub Foods in Bloomington, MN to highlight the work of local nonprofit Store-to-Door and the problem of hunger among Minnesota seniors.

April 6, 2012 Speech

On March 23, 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. At the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, new data demonstrates the benefits that the law has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Congresswoman McCollum's district. As a result of the law:

March 29, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 5, the so-called HEALTH Act. This misguided legislation undermines Medicare, raises deficits and restricts states' rights.

Last year, House Republicans voted to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors. Fortunately, Senate Democrats blocked this dangerous proposal from becoming law. Now, House Republicans are trying again to dismantle the program in their fiscal year 2013 budget proposal.

March 29, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Rep. Betty McCollum - Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 or

Bill makes it easier for homebound seniors to purchase food and medicines

March 21, 2012 Speech

Today, in the House Budget Committee we are debating the GOP/Ryan Budget for 2013 which the Washington Post called, "dangerously wrong for the country." The GOP budget repeals the health care reform law – undermining women's access to quality, affordable, comprehensive health care, and once again empowering insurance companies.