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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

September 18, 2017 Press Release
“Our National Monuments protect America’s natural history and they preserve our cultural heritage, including the sacred sites of our Native American brothers and sisters. It is a travesty that the Trump administration wants to abuse these treasured places for private profit.”
September 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt condemning the EPA’s personal attacks on an Associated Press journalist.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today opposed a Republican amendment package that included an amendment to allow mining in the Superior National Forest adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke on the House Floor today in strong opposition to House Republicans’ eight-bill appropriations package and its devastating $824 million cut to the programs funded in the Interior-Environment bill. 

September 5, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a cruel betrayal of 800,000 young DREAMers who love this country and call America home. Deporting college students, first responders, and service members who came to America as children is bigoted, callous, and does nothing to make America stronger.
September 5, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today wrote to bipartisan House leaders urging the inclusion of $300 million for urgent wildfire suppression activities in the emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Harvey relief.

August 25, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today formally requested federal authorities to pursue criminal charges against the owners and responsible individuals at Plating, Inc., which abandoned toxic and dangerous chemicals in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul, necessitating a $1.6 million federal cleanup.

August 24, 2017 Press Release
“From the sacred sites of Utah’s Bears Ears to the majestic splendor of Maine’s Katahdin Woods, National Monuments safeguard our country’s natural and cultural treasures. The Trump administration’s proposal to strip protections from these special places and open them up to exploitation by private interests is an attack on our public lands and national heritage."
August 23, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today co-sponsored a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for excusing the violent conduct of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. earlier this month.

August 21, 2017 Press Release
"This is not a military solution or a path to an exit strategy, but a recipe for an endless quagmire," Congresswoman McCollum said.

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