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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

May 25, 2017 Press Release
Secretary Assures Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee That “Do No Harm” Will Be Guiding Principle
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today received assurances from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue that the Trump administration will proceed with the two-year, science-based study of whether dangerous copper-sulfide ore mining should be permitted on federal lands in the watershed that flows into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
I commend the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to President Donald Trump and his associates. This appointment proves that the investigation is extremely serious.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
The discharge petition Congresswoman McCollum signed today would force a House vote on the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 356), bipartisan legislation that establishes an outside, independent commission to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal. Thus far, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has refused to schedule a vote on the bipartisan bill and House Republicans have voted seven times to block its consideration in the House.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
In addition to empowering a special prosecutor and independent commission to investigate Trump, his associates, and their close ties to Russia, Congress should now issue subpoenas and conduct hearings into President Trump and his White House’s interference with the FBI's ongoing investigation.
May 15, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump’s reckless disclosure of state secrets to senior Russian officials is profoundly disturbing. Leaking sensitive information provided by an American ally to the Russian Foreign Minister is either grossly incompetent or extremely sinister, or both.
May 10, 2017 Press Release
My Democratic colleagues and I are ready to put both a special prosecutor and an independent commission in place. The only thing standing in the way of transparency and accountability are House and Senate Republicans who continue to put party over country and are complicit in hiding the truth from the American people.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump’s unprecedented decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an investigation of President Trump and his associates is a transparent attempt to obstruct justice. No one appointed by President Trump can now be trusted to either impartially investigate him and his associates or, if necessary, hold them accountable.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman McCollum today announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Lindsey Noyed of Concordia Academy in Roseville took first place for her artwork entitled "Evermore and Evermore."
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman McCollum is joining House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on a bipartisan Congressional delegation this week to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium, including a meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
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