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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

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.”
November 29, 2017 Press Release
"Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this destructive bill. This bill undermines bedrock environmental and public land management laws in order to create perpetual leases for a foreign-owned, toxic mine. This mine will be on the doorstep of one of our country’s last truly wild places—The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness."
November 28, 2017 Press Release
"H.R. 3115 undermines legal due process, environmental safeguards, and the treaty rights of our Native American brothers and sisters. I urge my colleagues to vote no on H.R. 3115."
November 22, 2017 Press Release
"National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. November is a time to honor the 11 Ojibwe and Dakota nations in Minnesota and the 567 diverse federally recognized tribal nations across the country. We remember their vital and often difficult role in our national history, and celebrate how tribal nations make our communities and our country stronger today."
November 22, 2017 Press Release
Fact-finding mission intended to address humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya people
As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and a Congressional delegation led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh.
November 21, 2017 Press Release
"When it comes to housing, the House-passed tax bill renders much of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit useless and repeals the Historic Tax Credit entirely. It threatens affordable housing for thousands of Minnesotans and it means that more families find it harder to make ends meet."
November 17, 2017 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s latest supplemental request is woefully inadequate. I am appalled that the Trump administration wants to make people suffering in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands wait even longer to rebuild their homes and lives. The request also fails Florida, Texas, and those impacted by the wildfires in California. Our fellow Americans deserve better."
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“The Trump-GOP tax scam singles out Minnesotans for higher taxes by ending the state and local tax deduction, punishes people with high medical bills by eliminating the medical expense deduction, and even makes it harder for students and families to pay for college. This bill will explode the federal debt, guaranteeing that Republicans will move forward with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and eventually Social Security."
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“The Senate Ethics Committee should conduct a formal inquiry into the disturbing allegations made against Senator Franken. The account and photo released today can only be described as completely inappropriate.”
November 14, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced legislation— the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391 — to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.