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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Native Americans

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February 12, 2018 Press Release
“President Trump’s budget is emblematic of his Polluters First agenda: a devastating 24 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency that will make it impossible for the Agency to fulfill its mission to protect human health and our environment."
January 20, 2018 Press Release
“President Donald Trump and the Republicans have total control of Washington, but have consistently refused to work with Democrats to fund the federal government or address a long list of urgent national priorities. As we reach the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency, tonight's government shutdown demonstrates the real consequences of the chaos emanating from an incompetent White House and of Congressional Republicans’ complete failure to govern."
January 18, 2018 Press Release
“The federal government’s fiscal year started October 1st of last year. But instead of fulfilling their responsibility to fund our government, President Trump and Republicans spent months working to pass their tax scam. Now, because they didn’t do their jobs, Republicans are asking us to vote to kick the can down the road again. That is no way to run a government."
December 4, 2017 Press Release
“President Donald Trump has put Native American sacred sites and some of our nation’s most iconic places in the crosshairs of corporations who want to drill and mine on America’s public lands. Once again, President Trump is putting extractive industries before the best interests of the American people."
November 30, 2017 Press Release
“The polluters won today, but the fight is not over. “This close vote sends a clear message to the Senate that this legislation is politically toxic and should not even be considered, much less passed. We must keep making our voices heard and urging our Senators to save the Boundary Waters.”
November 28, 2017 Press Release
"H.R. 3115 undermines legal due process, environmental safeguards, and the treaty rights of our Native American brothers and sisters. I urge my colleagues to vote no on H.R. 3115."
November 22, 2017 Press Release
"National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. November is a time to honor the 11 Ojibwe and Dakota nations in Minnesota and the 567 diverse federally recognized tribal nations across the country. We remember their vital and often difficult role in our national history, and celebrate how tribal nations make our communities and our country stronger today."
October 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke this afternoon at the 74th National Congress of American Indians Convention and Marketplace.
September 18, 2017 Press Release
“Our National Monuments protect America’s natural history and they preserve our cultural heritage, including the sacred sites of our Native American brothers and sisters. It is a travesty that the Trump administration wants to abuse these treasured places for private profit.”
September 6, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke on the House Floor today in strong opposition to House Republicans’ eight-bill appropriations package and its devastating $824 million cut to the programs funded in the Interior-Environment bill. 

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