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December 17, 2010 Press Release

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

Minutes Before Vote, Republican Leadership Circulated Misinformation Bill Contained Abortion

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding the House of Representatives' failure to pass the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987).

December 15, 2010 Press Release

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

H.R. 2103 Provides Strategy for U.S. Government to Reduce World's Number of Child Brides

December 2, 2010 Press Release

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

S.987/H.R.2103 Provides A Strategy to Fight Child Marriage in Developing Countries

Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S.987/H.R.2103), which was originally introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04). This legislation calls for the United States government to develop a multiyear strategy to address the prevalence of child marriage in the developing world.

October 1, 2010 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum Votes Protect American Jobs
Congresswoman McCollum and Democrats were joined by 99 Republicans in passing the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (H.R. 2378), which helps prevent unfair trade practices that hurt U.S. exports and push American jobs overseas. Certain countries, such as China, suppress the value of their currencies to make exports cheaper on the international market. This currency manipulation makes U.S. exports less competitive, hurts U.S. manufacturers, and slows the economic recovery.

August 20, 2010 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum Urges Governor Pawlenty to Accept Federal Funds to Ease Minnesota's State Fiscal Crisis

July 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

I would like to thank my friend, Jim McGovern, for holding this hearing on child marriage. Congressman McGovern and the commission's co-chair, Congressman Frank Wolf, are both tireless champions for the rights and dignity of all people.

Of course, this commitment and determination to fight for human rights is in the tradition of Tom Lantos - a friend we all dearly miss - who I had the privilege to know and work with during my years on the International Relations Committee.

March 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

Rising health care costs and inadequate coverage burden many Americans. The current system lets insurance companies penalize a woman, just for being a woman.

It is unfair and it is wrong, plain and simple, that a woman can be charged a higher premium than a man or be denied coverage for a "pre-existing condition" such as pregnancy, having a c-section, or being a domestic violence victim.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, and 85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Let me give you one example.

February 23, 2010 Statements For the Record
Chairman John Murtha was a passionate legislator and decorated ex-Marine who never stopped fighting for our men and women in uniform.