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December 2, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202)  527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Legislators push Defense Secretary Gates to keep Fairview Health Services serving Minnesota veterans

December 1, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, honoring World AIDS Day. According to UNAIDS, over 33 million people worldwide lived with HIV in 2009. Although the medical community has made strides in curbing the effects of HIV/AIDS, the virus is still commonplace in the developing world and too many people still do not get adequate treatment.

November 30, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Resolution Honors Those Who Have Died of Mesothelioma and Aims to Educate Americans on Causes of the Disease

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), supporting the goals and ideals of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day (H.Res.771). The final vote was 363 - 0.

November 30, 2010 Press Release

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On Monday, November 29, 2010, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 771 designating September 26th as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

November 29, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I introduced House Resolution 771 on September 24, 2009 to recognize the 3,000 Americans diagnosed with Mesothelioma each year and raise awareness about this rare form of cancer. After more than a year of work, a coalition of support came together to mark September 26, 2010 as the first ever ‘National Mesothelioma Awareness Day.' I have to thank 58 of my colleagues - both Democrats and Republicans - who co-sponsored this resolution and all the advocates for their work.

November 19, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) joined House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) in asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban triclosan. A common ingredient in many over-the-counter products, triclosan has been considered dangerous by the scientific community, and it may contribute to antibiotic resistance. Triclosan is also likely to lead to higher health care costs.

November 10, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

St. Paul, MN - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement in honor of America's 23 million veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day.

October 29, 2010 e-Newsletter

Ramsey County Officials and Congresswoman McCollum Tout $40 million DOT Grant for Union Depot

October 15, 2010 e-Newsletter

Nonprofit Community Joins Congresswoman McCollum in Community Policy Forum
Roughly 200 representatives from Minnesota nonprofits and foundations attended a policy dialogue this week focused on how to strengthen Minnesota communities by improving the partnership between nonprofits, foundations and the federal government.

 

October 8, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Joins President Jimmy Carter in Habitat for Humanity
This week, former President Jimmy Carter visited the St. Paul area in celebration of Habitat for Humanity's 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Congresswoman McCollum, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and former Vice President Walter Mondale joined President Carter to help build and revitalize homes in areas of St. Paul hit hardest by foreclosures.

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