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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

May 17, 2018 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) that protects tribal nations across the country from a drastic cut to the supports and services they are developing to help survivors of violent crime.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

Before I turn to the bill before us, I would like to thank the Chairman and his staff for their collaboration on another successful omnibus.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus sent a clear message that Congress rejects Trump’s reckless whims, which would exploit our natural resources, desecrate our environment, and jeopardize the health of millions of Americans.

May 3, 2018 Press Release

In his testimony before the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee last month, I asked Secretary Zinke about the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Secretary Zinke affirmed that some places are too precious to mine, but it seems as though the watershed of the BWCA does not qualify. Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management officially

May 2, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced the winners of her 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Catherine Jackson of Roseville Area High School took first place for her artwork entitled "Old Habits." Kaocheneng Yang of North High School finished in second place, while Nhu Nguyen of Roseville Area High School finished third.

April 26, 2018 Press Release
“The Inspector General office’s statement this afternoon confirms that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt intentionally misled Congress today about the justifications for his lavish first-class travel and outrageous security spending. When I called him on his false statements, he doubled down. He was lying both times."
April 26, 2018 Press Release
"Administrator Pruitt, you are letting down the American people and your agency. Your actions are distracting EPA from its core mission and creating a toxic work environment that has demoralized your staff."
April 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) took third place in today’s Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition with her entry “SPAM Good Hotdish.”
April 20, 2018 Press Release
“Earth Day is a time to reflect on our stewardship of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and this precious planet we all call home. It calls us to celebrate our natural treasures and renew our commitment to protecting the Earth for future generations."
April 16, 2018 Press Release
The Government Accountability Office today responded to a request from U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) with a finding that the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law by purchasing a $43,000 phone booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office – and then hiding that purchase from Congress.
April 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today applauded Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Amy Klobuchar (DFL-Minn.) for introducing the Senate companion to Congresswoman McCollum’s Community Action Opioid Response Act.