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January 15, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), introduced legislation today to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from sulfide-ore copper mining. The Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act, H.R. 5598, protects 234,328 acres of federal wilderness lands and waters.  

January 14, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today to congratulate the Lower Phalen Creek Project and the Minnesota Humanities Center on receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

January 9, 2020 Press Release
Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Submitting Requests to Testify

The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on February 6 for non-tribal programs, and February 11-12 for tribal programs. 

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after President Trump ordered a strike that killed Iranian commander Qassim Suleimani:

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January 3, 2020 Press Release

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL – Minn.) congratulates Woodbury High School junior David Wang for winning the annual Fourth Congressional District App Challenge. The app, called SunriseRGB Animation Cycler, was chosen for its creative and technical solution allowing users to custom-program LED light strips in creative way

December 27, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), released the following statement today after introducing H.Res.775, a resolution honoring the 75th birthday of Smokey Bear:

December 21, 2019 Press Release
Chair McCollum sends letters to Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirming commitment to upholding the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after President Trump signed the FY 2020 funding package into law:

December 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after Twin Metals released its plan for a sulfide-ore mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement after the passage of the national security minibus, H.R. 1158:

December 17, 2019 Press Release
Interior-Environment agreement included in eight-bill appropriations minibus package

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the passage of the conference agreement for the $35.989 billion FY 20 Interior-Environment funding bill as part of an eight-bill minibus appropriations package, H.R. 1865:

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