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May 15, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 375 to amend the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes. Cole and McCollum are the original sponsors of the bill.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 15, at 2pm ET/1pm CT. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) release the following statement regarding her legislation to authorize advance appropriations for essential tribal services funded by the federal government: 

December 19, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL, MN-04), Lead Democrat of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, and current Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement regarding the future leadership of the Caucus:

July 19, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), the Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the House approved the FY2019 Interior-Environment appropriations bill:

Today, House Republicans passed an Interior-Environment appropriations bill that fails the American people. This bill cuts environmental protections; removes safeguards for our air, water, and endangered species; and allows rampant corruption at the Executive Branch to go unchecked.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led House Democrats opposing the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill during the Appropriations Committee’s mark-up of the legislation. House Republicans advanced their bill on a 25-20 vote with all Democrats voting in opposition.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

I would like to thank the Chairman and his staff for their work on another successful omnibus.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus sent a clear message that Congress rejects President Trump’s reckless budget proposals.

I am pleased that we were able to pass a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill that included vital funding for the important agencies under this subcommittee’s jurisdiction. It also removed many riders that made the bill too toxic for Democrats to support.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) that protects tribal nations across the country from a drastic cut to the supports and services they are developing to help survivors of violent crime.

April 11, 2018 Press Release
"Mr. Secretary, your task is to protect, preserve, and use resources wisely for the benefit of the American people today, and for future generations. Right now, I don’t feel you are meeting your mission."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
The bipartisan fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which the U.S. House passed today, includes a provision that for the first time provides direct access for tribal governments to the Crime Victims Fund (CVF).