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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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July 27, 2011 Statements For the Record

Thank you for that introduction and for inviting me to be here with you all today!

This is a historic time to be here in DC.  I can honestly say that no one knows what's going on here in Washington. I say that in sincerity. And I say that in sadness.  We have to get this issue resolved, because it affects all of us.

July 25, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Interior – Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I have great respect for Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Moran and the staffers on both sides of the aisle. On one important aspect of this bill -- Chairman Simpson and Representative Cole have worked together with Democrats to protect critical education and health care investments in Indian Country as part of our trust relationship with the 565 tribes in this country.

July 7, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

May 23, 2011 Speech

Lou, thank you so much for that introduction, and thank you to Native Nation Events for inviting me to be here with you all today! During your conference, you are going to hear from experts about changes you want to make to improve health care in Indian Country and you all know there is a lot of work to do.

November 30, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 4783, the Claims Resolution Act, and Cobell and Pigford II settlements now included.

October 22, 2010 e-Newsletter

This week Congresswoman Betty McCollum addressed three audiences on a diverse array of topics including Native American issues, historic preservation and infrastructure investments in St. Paul, and national energy policy, including energy efficiency and innovation. At each of these events Congresswoman McCollum emphasized the importance of the federal government working in partnership to keep communities strong and our economy growing.

July 27, 2010 Statements For the Record

Secretary Johnson, thank you coming before the Committee today to testify. For over a decade and from my time as a state legislator in Minnesota, I have worked on the issue of what to do with our nation's nuclear waste. Minnesota ratepayers have already contributed $714 million to the Nuclear Waste Fund to find a permanent solution to this problem, and yet the U.S. government still does not have an answer on how to store the nation's radioactive waste. I am deeply frustrated by this.

January 20, 2010 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to address the lack of Recovery Act funding reaching Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in Minnesota and across the country. The bill, with 16 bipartisan co-sponsors, would allocate a small percentage of the "Race to the Top" funds and the Innovation Fund for Native students at BIE schools.