December 13, 2017 Press Release
“Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is an outstanding choice to be Minnesota’s next United States Senator. I have worked with Tina for years — she is a good friend, an incredibly hard worker, and a woman who is totally committed to our state."
December 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) wrote in The Nation about her legislation — the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391 — that prevents United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.
December 7, 2017 Press Release
“Today is a sad day for Minnesota. Senator Al Franken has been more than a colleague — he has been a friend and an ally on the issues that are most important to Minnesota families. Al’s voice and vote were instrumental in extending health care to millions of Americans, helping our students succeed, and upholding our commitments to tribal nations."
December 6, 2017 Press Release
“The allegations against Senator Al Franken make it impossible for him to be an effective Senator for Minnesota. When he makes his announcement tomorrow, I have every confidence that he will do the right thing for Minnesota and our country.”
December 6, 2017 Press Release
"The President is willfully abdicating the United States’ role as a peacemaker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ending any hope of a two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state."
December 5, 2017 Press Release
"Mr. Speaker, last month I visited Burma and Bangladesh on a Congressional fact-finding mission. Our visits to refugee camps and our conversations with survivors made it clear that the persecution of the Rohingya people in Burma's Rakhine State is a severe humanitarian crisis that demands robust American leadership."
December 4, 2017 Press Release
“President Donald Trump has put Native American sacred sites and some of our nation’s most iconic places in the crosshairs of corporations who want to drill and mine on America’s public lands. Once again, President Trump is putting extractive industries before the best interests of the American people."
December 1, 2017 Press Release
"Today’s guilty plea confirms that collusion with Russia reached the highest levels of the White House. The extent of criminal activity and corruption in the Trump-Pence campaign, transition, and administration is becoming increasingly clear."
“When the President of the United States embraces and emboldens hate groups, at home or abroad, Congress must formally examine his fitness for office and his ability to continue to lead this great nation. President Trump must be held to account for his actions and his words.”
November 30, 2017 Press Release
“The polluters won today, but the fight is not over. “This close vote sends a clear message to the Senate that this legislation is politically toxic and should not even be considered, much less passed. We must keep making our voices heard and urging our Senators to save the Boundary Waters.”