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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota


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May 17, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 17, 2012                
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Ends sponsorships costing taxpayers $1 billion over the past decade

May 16, 2012 Statements For the Record

Ms. McCollum.  Mister Speaker, I rise today to speak in opposition to this bill.  The Violence Against Women Act has never been a divisive piece of legislation until this Tea Party Majority came into power.  Instead of bringing the bipartisan bill already passed by the Senate to this floor for a vote, House Republicans are attempting to pass a partisan and discriminatory bill that eliminates protections for violent crime victims.

April 24, 2012 Speech

Thank you to USAID for organizing this evening's event.  I'm honored to be here to celebrate and recognize the efforts to improve maternal health in Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, and Rwanda. 

April 9, 2012 Press Release

More than half of the women state legislators in Minnesota request a reduction in military spending in a letter presented to Congresswoman McCollum

For Immediate Release:                                                                                      

Contact: Rachel Wisch, Public Information Officer
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Phone: (781) 643-6740

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:

March 21, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

Thank you Mr. Chairman. 

Women deserve access to affordable, quality health care.  Unfortunately before the Affordable Care Act, women didn't have this access.

March 21, 2012 Speech

Today, in the House Budget Committee we are debating the GOP/Ryan Budget for 2013 which the Washington Post called, "dangerously wrong for the country." The GOP budget repeals the health care reform law – undermining women's access to quality, affordable, comprehensive health care, and once again empowering insurance companies.

March 15, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

February 8, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) supported the Obama Administration's decision to ensure contraception will be covered by most employer-sponsored health plans.

February 3, 2012 e-Newsletter

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