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Transportation & Infrastructure

To build a competitive economy for the 21st century, the United States must improve our crumbling infrastructure. Investing in transit, transportation, and other vital infrastructure creates jobs and fosters economic growth.

In Congress, I strongly support a comprehensive national strategy to improve and invest in our nation’s infrastructure. At home in Minnesota, I am working with my colleagues and our state and local leaders to support investments in transportation infrastructure that keep our Twin Cities and East Metro economy strong and growing.

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April 23, 2021 Page

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.

March 15, 2021 Page

For fiscal year 2022, the Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will accept community project requests for two accounts within the Department of Transportation and one account within the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These are:

September 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum (MN-04), Angie Craig (MN-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget pushing for the distribution of $100 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funds were included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, and were signed into law by President Trump in June 2019. Those funds have not yet been disbursed so the Army Corps can do their jobs.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill, which provides $137.1 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $6 billion from the 2019 level, to invest in America’s infrastructure  by improving transportation safety, protecting vulnerable populations, building resilience to climate change, and expanding access to safe, affordable, and fair housing.

March 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, is traveling to Puerto Rico this week to conduct oversight of recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
“The Omnibus Appropriations Act is a significant victory for Minnesotans and Americans."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"By investing in critical priorities like education, election integrity, housing, infrastructure, public safety, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and veterans’ health care, this legislation keeps Minnesota and our entire country safe, strong, and moving forward."
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 15, 2018 Press Release
"Once again, President Trump is putting polluters and their profits first and putting the health of American families last. Our air, our water, and our lands should never be a partisan issue. Congress must reject this Dirty Budget and infrastructure scam and work to protect our environment not destroy it."