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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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March 6, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after House Republicans announced their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

"It is now obvious why House Republicans waited until the last minute to reveal their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: Their bill takes us backwards and gives more control over our health care to big drug and insurance companies.

February 27, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) previewed President Donald Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress in a post on Medium:

At four town hall meetings last week in St. Paul, I heard a clear message from my constituents: the State of our Union is anxious.

February 24, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) packed this week’s President’s Day District Work Period with four town hall meetings, listening in-person to more than 1,000 Fourth District constituents.

February 17, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced an amendment to the United States Constitution to guarantee all Americans access to health care.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will host a community conversation on the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center.

February 8, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, led a bipartisan group of House members writing to President Donald Trump on Wednesday urging him to exempt the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other agencies that serve the needs of Native communities from his federal hiring freeze.

January 24, 2017 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 7, a bill that makes it harder for women to access comprehensive reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion. It is outrageous that, in 2017, women still have to fight for our right to make basic health care decisions.

Under the Hyde and Helms Amendments, no federal dollars fund abortion. H.R. 7 would codify these unjust limitations and in fact goes much further by restricting women’s access to comprehensive health care even when no federal funding is involved.

January 18, 2017 Press Release

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is today considering the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the Price confirmation hearings:

“The nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services represents a Republican assault on Americans who receive health care from Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act.

January 15, 2017 Press Release

Joining millions of Americans participating in "Our First Stand" — the National Day of Action to Save Health Care — Congresswoman Betty McCollum recorded a video message explaining her strong support for the Affordable Act and strongly opposing Republican plans to repeal this life-saving law.

  

January 13, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today voted against House and Senate Republicans’ FY2017 budget resolution, the opening salvo in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The budget resolution would lead to more than 20 million Americans losing their health coverage and would add $9.5 trillion to the federal debt over the next 10 years.

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