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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 1, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, reauthorization and reform of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is long overdue, and critical to our nation's future. Between 2007 and 2010, the Democratic House Majority repeatedly passed FAA reauthorization legislation – with my strong support – to modernize America's outdated air traffic control system, improve airline safety for the traveling public, and create jobs by improving our nation's infrastructure. After years of negotiation, the Senate passed a bipartisan reauthorization bill in February 2011 that meets these criteria.

February 19, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 1 - legislation introduced by the House Republican majority that would cut over $60 billion in essential funding to America's communities without making a significant impact on this year's federal deficit.

January 21, 2011 e-Newsletter

House Republican Study Committee Calls for Elimination of Funding for Central Corridor
The House Republican Study Committee, which includes Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) and Congressman John Kline (MN-02), called for $2.49 trillion in cuts to transportation infrastructure, education, public safety, and other non-defense discretionary funding over the next decade.

December 16, 2010 Press Release

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

Congresswoman McCollum Announces Federal Commitment to a Dakota County Transportation Priority

December 14, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, tonight I rise with the sad honor of recognizing the retirement of my friend, colleague, Congressman Jim Oberstar. He has served the residents of Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District with distinction for more than 36 years. Jim is the dean of the Minnesota congressional delegation, and all of us, House and Senate, are deeply grateful for his commitment to our State.

November 18, 2010 Press Release

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

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the status of 2011 federal funding for the Central Corridor LRT project. The total cost of the Central Corridor is $957 million with 50% of the cost paid by the federal government with appropriated federal funds.

October 29, 2010 e-Newsletter

Ramsey County Officials and Congresswoman McCollum Tout $40 million DOT Grant for Union Depot

October 26, 2010 Press Release

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

October 25, 2010 Press Release

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

Congresswoman McCollum Worked to Secure Critical Federal Dollars

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) applauded the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding a $40,000,000 grant to the construction and renovation of the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. This announcement is a reflection of the commitment from President Obama and Democrats in Congress to save and create jobs while building a modern American economy.

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.