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July 1, 2021 Press Release
FY 22 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill includes Vice Chair McCollum’s provisions to protect the Boundary Waters, repurpose mining waste

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee advanced the subcommittee’s FY 2022 funding bill:

July 1, 2021 Press Release
The INVEST in America Act will create good-paying jobs modernizing and rebuilding our roads, bridges, transit, rail, drinking water, and wastewater systems

Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) helped pass the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, which includes three critical projects in St.

June 30, 2021 Press Release
Legislation protects national security, promotes global democracy, confronts the climate crisis, and addresses gender-based violence

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2022 funding bill.

June 29, 2021 Press Release
Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government bill advances to House Floor

The House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government bill and report today, including two Community Project Funding (CPF) requests made by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) to benefit Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District:

June 29, 2021 Press Release
Legislation protects national security, promotes global democracy, confronts the climate crisis, and addresses gender-based violence

The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2022 Defense funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds agencies and programs in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community, including the Services, Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.

June 27, 2021 Press Release
Bill will establish Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative (MRRRI)

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) announced the introduction of legislation to coordinate restoration and resilience opportunities up and down the Mississippi River corridor, the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Act (MRRRI) alongside original co-sponsors Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS-02), Rep. Cori Bush (MO-01), Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03).

June 25, 2021 Press Release
H.R. 4151 Addresses Enduring Public Health Issue

Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Don Young (R-AK) and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Advancing FASD Research, Services, and Prevention Act of 2021 (FASD Respect Act).

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June 15, 2021 Press Release
New Co-Chairs to Focus on Meeting Current and Emerging Global Health Threats

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) announced the formation of the bipartisan Global Health Caucus for the 117th Congress. Originally formed in 2005, the Caucus will continue to serve as a forum for Congress to stay informed and engaged on matters of global health.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement ahead of Monday’s observance of Memorial Day:

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May 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (HAC-D) released the following statement after President Biden released his FY 2022 budget request:

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