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March 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum to Participate in Woodbury Town Hall Meeting

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Congresswoman McCollum will join State Senator Susan Kent (53) and State Representatives Andrea Kieffer (53B) and JoAnn Ward (53A) for a Town Hall at Woodbury City Hall from 10 AM –11:30 AM.  Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik will also be present for the discussion.  Woodbury residents are welcome to attend to hear legislative updates and ask questions about federal, state, and local issues.

February 28, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 28, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S. 47) by a vote of 286 to 138. Eighty-seven Republicans and all 199 Democrats in the House supported the legislation.

February 27, 2013 Statements For the Record


Thank you Mr. Chairman.   I join you in welcoming Assistant Secretary Washburn and our other witnesses to the subcommittee this morning.

Education is the cornerstone of the foundation on which we build our future. And, Native American parents, like parents all across this nation, look to a good education as an investment in a better future for their children.

February 26, 2013 Speech

Congresswoman McCollum's Remarks to the National Indian Education Association
[As prepared]

Tuesday, February 26, 9:15 AM

Thank you all for having me here to speak with you today. Thank you for the introduction, and thank you to NIEA’s President, Dr. Heather Shotton, for the invitation.

It is always an honor to speak at this summit because it brings together such a dedicated group of leaders, educators, and young people. 

February 15, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 15, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

February 11, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  February 11, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

January 30, 2013 Press Release


For Immediate Release:  January 30, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas (McCollum), (202) 225-6631

Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) was elected as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.  She will join Republican Co-Chair Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) in ensuring that the Native American community has a direct voice in Congress. 

January 24, 2013 Press Release

Saint Paul, MN –On Saturday, January 26th, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) will host a town hall with Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack, State Senators Chuck Wiger (SD43), Susan Kent (SD53), and State Representatives Leon Lillie (43B) and JoAnn Ward (53A).  The representatives will provide state and local legislative updates. Residents are welcome to join local elected officials and Congresswoman McCollum in conversation at Oakdale City Hall from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

What: Senate Districts 43 and 53 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

October 19, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 19, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

September 12, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

As you’ve already heard here today, H.R. 5544 is missing an awful lot of important detail & taxpayer protections -- creating major problems with its vague and unusual language.  One major omission in this bill is its failure to acknowledge the treaty rights of Minnesota’s tribal nations.  Treaty rights are a prominent concern in this land exchange because the unspecified lands under consideration in H.R. 5544 are all within the Superior National Forest, which is governed by the 1854 Treaty between the Chippewa nations and the United States Government.