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.
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).
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).
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.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement ahead of Monday’s observance of Memorial Day:
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:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District:
America is emerging from crisis with strong leadership in the White House
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today ahead of President Biden’s first joint address to the United States Congress, and marking the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration:
Protecting 1.1 million acres of federal wilderness in Minnesota must be a national environmental priority
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) has introduced legislation to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from sulfide-ore copper mining pollution.