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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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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.

October 15, 2010 e-Newsletter

Nonprofit Community Joins Congresswoman McCollum in Community Policy Forum
Roughly 200 representatives from Minnesota nonprofits and foundations attended a policy dialogue this week focused on how to strengthen Minnesota communities by improving the partnership between nonprofits, foundations and the federal government.


October 8, 2010 Press Release

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

Republicans want to eliminate criminal justice funds for Dakota County, Gateway Corridor funds for Washington County, and $2 million for Minnesota veterans

July 27, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H. Res. 1401, a resolution expressing gratitude for the contributions of the air traffic controllers of the United States.

July 16, 2010 e-Newsletter

This Week from Betty

Congress Passes Wall Street Reform
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been passed by Congress and will be signed into law next week by President Obama. This historic legislation imposes common sense rules on Wall Street to protect consumers and prevent the abuses and recklessness that triggered the worst recession in 70 years.

Congresswoman McCollum voted for Wall Street reforms, which passed the House with the support of 234 Democrats and 3 Republicans.

May 18, 2010 Press Release

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

February 17, 2010 Press Release

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