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August 6, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 6, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

June 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

During the Vietnam War another “secret war” was taking place in Laos with thousands of Hmong fighters assisting the U.S.  The Hmong who risked their lives for the freedom of their country and in the aid of the U.S. suffered tremendously as they served with great courage.

May 31, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 5854, the FY13 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Act. This subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan collaboration and I want to commend Subcommittee Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Bishop for their leadership in advancing this important bill.

May 25, 2012 Press Release

A Memorial Statement by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

St. Paul, MN – Monday, May 28 marks Memorial Day 2012 in the United States.  During her time in Congress, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) – who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military, Construction, and Veterans Affairs – has been an advocate for our armed forces and veterans. 

She issued the following statement:

May 8, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-DFL) joined her Democratic and Republican colleagues on the Military Construction – Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in unanimously supporting the $71.7 billion fiscal year 2013 spending bill.  The bill now moves to the full House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

April 6, 2012 Speech

On March 23, 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. At the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, new data demonstrates the benefits that the law has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Congresswoman McCollum's district. As a result of the law:

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

December 12, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a proud cosponsor of H.R. 3220, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 170 Evergreen Square SW in Pine City, MN as the Master Sergeant Daniel L. Fedder Post Office.

November 7, 2011 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Congress remains absolutely committed to supporting our veterans and passing legislation that benefits them and their families.  As a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans, I have a unique privilege of making sure that our military families receive federal funding they have earned. I'm proud to say we have once again provided advanced funding for the VA Department.