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November 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, participated in a ceremony today that honored Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Medals were presented to members of 25 tribes today, and additional tribal nations will be honored as their medals are finalized. The Representatives released a joint statement in honor of the historic occasion:

November 8, 2013 Press Release

 St. Paul, MN – Congresswoman McCollum released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day, which falls on Monday, November 11.  On Veterans Day she will be speaking at the State of Minnesota Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights.

September 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04), a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will travel on Saturday, September 7, 2013 to attend the commissioning ceremony for the U.S.S. Minnesota (SSN 783), a Virginia-class submarine, in Norfolk, VA. Joining Rep. McCollum at the ceremony will be the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and other state and local officials from Minnesota.

June 17, 2013 Press Release

Saint Paul, MN. — On Tuesday, June 11th, Congresswoman McCollum hosted Vietnam-era Army Veteran and Army Reservist Russell (Russ) Omdahl in her District Office for a military service medals presentation.  Army Reserve Ambassador James A. Lundell, who is also a retired Colonel, presided over the ceremony and presented Mr. Omdahl with the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Reserve Component Achievement Medal.   Congresswoman McCollum’s staff was instrumental in assisting Mr. Omdahl in obtaining his medals and full service records.

June 14, 2013 Speech

June 13th, 2013

Mr. Speaker,

June 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, was denied a vote on an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 defense appropriations bill to end funding for the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) program that kills targets with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.  Committee members, both Republicans and Democrats, refused to support a motion calling for a vote on the amendment, effectively protecting the CIA’s lethal program from congressional accountability.

June 6, 2013 Press Release

June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM | Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15

Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.

May 27, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 27, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – As Americans across the nation commemorate Memorial Day, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement: 

May 20, 2013 e-Newsletter

McCollum Introduces Legislation to Form Special Committee to Address Military Sexual Assault

May 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum today introduced legislation to establish a special U.S. House committee to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report on sexual assault and abuse in the U.S. military.  Responding to the on-going and ever growing problem of sexual violence and abuse committed by members of the military, the “Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces” would focus congressional attention on necessary reforms to the Department of Defense’s prevention, prosecution, and victims’ services efforts.

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