In Minnesota, we lend a helping hand to our neighbors and those in need. Vulnerable children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities depend on assistance to help pay their heating bills, weatherize their homes, purchase prescriptions, and provide food for their families.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I strongly support critical funding for economic assistance programs such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and Head Start. I oppose proposals to cut these vital lifelines; we must not balance the budget on the backs of vulnerable children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
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The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies will accept project requests in the following accounts:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today following the House passage of the American Rescue Plan, which will now be sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after House Democrats introduced the next COVID-19 emergency response bill, The Heroes Act (H.R. 6800):
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after the third coronavirus emergency response package was expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today following the U.S. Senate passage of H.R. 6201, the Families First Act, and regarding Congress's next steps to protect Americans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced H.R. 5790, the Advancing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Research, Prevention, and Services Act today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation is counterpart to S.2879, which has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.
Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement today after she and Rep. Dean Phillips (DFL-Minn.), alongside Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, announced bipartisan legislation to protect victims of stalking and domestic violence. H.R. 4705, the Safe at Home Act, will allow federal agencies to accept alternate addresses authorized by state law to protect the identity of those who fear for their safety. Minnesota and Missouri are two of 38 states with an existing ACP.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2740, which consists of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, State and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water appropriations bills.
The four-bill minibus rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts and invests in hardworking families across the nation with provisions important to Minnesotans and the American people, including:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education bill, which invests in improving lives and rejects President Trump’s harmful budget cuts.
The Labor-HHS-Education bill includes $189.9 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $11.8 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $47.9 billion over President Trump’s 2020 budget request. The bill provides:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) responded to a stunning report to Congress submitted by Deborah J. Jeffrey, the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS-OIG), in which the “heightened risks of fraud, waste and mismanagement” resulting from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Barbara Stewart’s “Transformation and Sustainability Plan” was given as a justification for additional FY 2020 funding for the CNCS-OIG office.
In response to the CNCS-OIG request to Congress, Rep. McCollum released the following statement: