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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

February 28, 2019 Press Release
The legislation would prevent Trump Administration from closing valuable state service office

Today Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) introduced the Keep Community Service Local Act, which would prevent the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) from closing state or territory offices without approval from Congress. CNCS is the federal agency responsible for overseeing AmeriCorps VISTA and many Senior Corps programs.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after voting for the privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s Feb. 15 emergency declaration under the authority provided in the National Emergencies Act (NEA):

February 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) has sent a letter to Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting a copy of any written comments or concerns prepared by EPA staff regarding a Minnesota mine project be made public.

February 22, 2019 Press Release

Please note: This event has been postponed due to the weather forecast showing potentially unsafe driving conditions. A new date and time will be announced as soon as possible. 

February 19, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and 35 Congressional colleagues are calling on the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Barbara Stewart, to immediately suspend the closing of 46 state and territorial offices.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) release the following statement regarding her legislation to authorize advance appropriations for essential tribal services funded by the federal government: 

February 6, 2019 Press Release
Decision comes after hearing on the Power of the Purse: A Review of Agency Spending Restrictions During a Shutdown

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, held a public hearing today to conduct oversight of the Trump administration’s actions during the 35-day partial government shutdown. Chair McCollum released the following statement:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address:

February 4, 2019 Press Release
As Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman McCollum is holding public witness testimony to hear about the impact of federal funding on relevant stakeholders, including tribal communities, arts advocates, environmental groups, and more. See below for instructions, deadlines, and hearing dates.
February 1, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement commemorating Black History Month:

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