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June 14, 2016 Press Release

The horrible, tragic Orlando massacre has once again resulted in scores of people killed and wounded by a terrorist with high-powered firearms. This time it was at an LGBT night club. But it has also been at a black church, a college campus, a community center, and an elementary school. Gun violence is also found every day on the streets of our cities, in homes in our suburbs, and in our small towns too. It is an epidemic that is ripping apart communities and killing thousands of Americans every year.

June 12, 2016 Press Release

Following the early morning attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Congresswoman Betty McCollum released the following statement:

"The mass killing in Orlando early this morning is being called a 'terrorist incident' by law enforcement. With dozens of victims dead and scores wounded, it is clear that this attack is a vicious crime against innocent Americans, apparently targeting the LGBT community in particular.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today announced that the Oakdale Fire Department has received a $215,048 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to purchase new protective equipment for the city’s firefighters.

“I am very pleased that the Oakdale Fire Department is receiving this federal funding to buy important safety equipment,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Protecting our first responders must be a top priority. This grant will make it easier for Oakdale’s firefighters to do their job and keep our communities safe.”

March 22, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-D) issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels today:

September 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, following nearly six years leading the Department of Justice. In response, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued the following statement: 

June 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Obama announced that he would take new steps to address our nation’s broken system of immigration in light of Congressional inaction.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) released the following statement in response:

“President Obama’s decision to take unilateral action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system is welcome news.  I share his frustration with Republicans in the House of Representatives and their refusal to allow a vote on the comprehensive immigration reform bill that has already passed the Senate. 

November 8, 2013 Press Release

 St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day, which falls on Monday, November 11.  On Veterans Day she will be speaking at the State of Minnesota Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights.

October 2, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 2, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) signed on as a cosponsor to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15), a comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced by Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL).

June 14, 2013 Speech

June 13th, 2013

Mr. Speaker,

June 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, was denied a vote on an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 defense appropriations bill to end funding for the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) program that kills targets with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.  Committee members, both Republicans and Democrats, refused to support a motion calling for a vote on the amendment, effectively protecting the CIA’s lethal program from congressional accountability.