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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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January 21, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered remarks to an estimated 60,000 attendees at Saturday’s Women’s March Minnesota in St. Paul:

“Hello Minnesota! Thank you for being here. Now is the time for solidarity! Now is the time for sisters of all ages from all places to stand together.

“For our daughters, our mothers, our sisters, and for ourselves, we must stand together because there are politicians in Washington and in St. Paul who want to take our rights away from us.

January 18, 2017 Press Release

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is today considering the nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the Price confirmation hearings:

“The nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services represents a Republican assault on Americans who receive health care from Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement regarding Friday’s presidential inauguration ceremony:

"President-elect Donald Trump's behavior and policy proposals before, during, and after the November 8 election is repugnant to the values on which the United States was built and that Minnesotans hold dear. I have faith in our Constitutional democracy and in the power of citizen action to stop Mr. Trump's dangerous agenda in the coming months and years.

August 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) called today for Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republican leaders to bring Congress back from recess to approve a bipartisan, Senate-passed Zika response bill that will help keep American families safe amid this public health emergency. The need for urgent action was underscored this week by reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States and among American servicemembers.

June 27, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for women and their families and a rejection of Republican attempts to deny a woman’s right to access reproductive healthcare.

June 6, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum today submitted an amendment to the Legislative Branch appropriations bill to prohibit funding for the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and end House Republicans’ witch hunt against health care providers — including Planned Parenthood — and scientific researchers.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) today offered an amendment in the House Appropriations Committee to ensure no additional taxpayer dollars are spent on the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, informally known as the Select Committee to Target Planned Parenthood. Congresswoman McCollum’s amendment would have struck funding for the panel from the Legislative Branch appropriations bill; it was defeated on a 28-20 vote.

June 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued their decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. In response, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement: 

May 7, 2014 Speech

Congresswoman McCollum's Keynote Speech
Minnesota Poverty: A Call to Action
May 1, 2014
[Remarks as prepared]

Good afternoon.Thank you, Clarence,for that kind introduction andfor your leadership in our community.

I am very proud of the work you and your entire team at the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties do every day to support families and seniors.You are on the frontlines working with ourneighbors in need.Thank you for all you do!

January 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement: 

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