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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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March 9, 2018 Page
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, heard testimony from Minnesota community and nonprofit leaders about their budget and appropriations priorities at a public meeting in the Minnesota State Senate Office Building on Friday, March 9, 2018.
March 9, 2018 Press Release
"Making smart investments in our families, communities, and security will pay far bigger returns than making dumb cuts that result in pain, divestment, and lost opportunities. Together, we can make critical investments that help every Minnesotan and American contribute and succeed."
February 28, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize $250 million in federal funding over five years to help communities respond to the needs of low-income people and families in crisis because of the opioid epidemic.
February 12, 2018 Press Release
“President Donald Trump’s budget reflects his warped values by offsetting Republicans’ deficit-busting tax cuts for the rich with attacks on many of the critical investments that keep Minnesota and our entire nation safe, strong, and moving forward."
February 9, 2018 Press Release
"My vote last night supports education, environmental protection, and public safety, prevents layoffs at our Community Health Centers, extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and devotes new resources to the opioid epidemic and veterans’ health care."
November 21, 2017 Press Release
"When it comes to housing, the House-passed tax bill renders much of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit useless and repeals the Historic Tax Credit entirely. It threatens affordable housing for thousands of Minnesotans and it means that more families find it harder to make ends meet."
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“The Trump-GOP tax scam singles out Minnesotans for higher taxes by ending the state and local tax deduction, punishes people with high medical bills by eliminating the medical expense deduction, and even makes it harder for students and families to pay for college. This bill will explode the federal debt, guaranteeing that Republicans will move forward with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and eventually Social Security."
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
March 22, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a video update to Minnesota’s Fourth District on Wednesday warning constituents that House Republicans’ health care bill spells disaster for Minnesota children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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.

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