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October 20, 2020 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an $87 million, seven-year award to the BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) for the creation of the BioIndustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be headquartered at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing a decade of results under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID)’s signature global food security program, Feed the Future, and the need to continue efforts to accelerate inclusive agricultural development and improved nutrition o

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Chair and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment, respectively, sent a letter to Administrator Wheeler after the lawmakers were notified of EPA’s intended reorganization of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP).

September 11, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

September 4, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today ahead of Labor Day:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and others today introduced the Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act, a bill to prohibit the United States from formally recognizing or providing U.S. aid to any area of the occupied West Bank annexed by the Government of Israel in violation of international law.

Congresswoman McCollum issued the following statement:

August 8, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after President Trump issued a series of executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic:

August 5, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after the Minnesota National Guard released a summary of the results from the military investigation board into the December 5, 2019 crash of a UH-60L helicopter that killed three members of the Minnesota National Guard:

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after the passage of the FY 21 Interior-Environment funding bill, part of a four-bill appropriations minibus, H.R. 7608:

July 15, 2020 Press Release

As the House Appropriations Committee advanced all 12 appropriations bills to the House floor this week, President Trump denied Minnesota federal emergency assistance through The Stafford Act for recovery efforts following civil unrest and property destruction in the Twin Cities resulting from the killing of Mr. George Floyd.

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October 31, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today in response to inquiries regarding the future of the Appropriations Committee leadership after Chairwoman Nita Lowey announced she would not seek re-election in 2020: