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February 3, 2012 e-Newsletter

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February 1, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

January 20, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) responded to the Obama administration's decision concerning the requirement for employers to cover contraceptives at no additional cost. Faith-based employers may receive a one-year waiver to come into compliance with the regulation.

December 15, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose the REINS Act (H.R. 10). This reckless legislation would put American families at risk while doing nothing to create jobs.

December 13, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2011
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, opposing the Republicans' Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (H.R. 3630). This legislation would lose benefits for 43,000 Minnesotans compared to just extending the current law. H.R. 3630 also reduces over $17 billion in funding for hospitals.

October 13, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 358 and the on-going Republican war against women's health in America. This bill continues Congressional Republicans' extreme social agenda that jeopardizes women's health care.

September 14, 2011 Statements For the Record

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Thank you Mothers2Mothers International and Management Sciences for Health for organizing this briefing.  Mothers and children around the world need access to quality health care.  As a global community, we must do more to ensure all children and their mothers have access to the support, information, and health care they need to grow-up healthy and strong.

September 8, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the special occasion of the centennial celebration of St. John's Hospital. For 100 years, this community hospital has provided quality health care to residents in the Saint Paul – Minneapolis Metropolitan Area.

In 1911, when it first opened its doors in Saint Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, St. John's German Lutheran Hospital was a 25-bed facility.

July 25, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Interior – Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I have great respect for Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Moran and the staffers on both sides of the aisle. On one important aspect of this bill -- Chairman Simpson and Representative Cole have worked together with Democrats to protect critical education and health care investments in Indian Country as part of our trust relationship with the 565 tribes in this country.

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