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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Press Releases

March 6, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.) introduced a three-year reauthorization of their Global Food Security Act, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to fighting hunger and poverty worldwide. The bipartisan Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5129) ensures that the vital Feed the Future Initiative continues through 2021.
February 28, 2018 Press Release
Community Action Opioid Response Act provides competitive grants to support efforts to help children, families affected by addiction
Representatives Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize $250 million in federal funding over five years to help communities respond to the needs of low-income people and families in crisis because of the opioid epidemic.
February 28, 2018 Press Release
"As Black History Month draws to a close, we honor the immense contributions of African Americans and we rededicate ourselves to fighting for equality and justice.”
February 27, 2018 Press Release
“Net neutrality is essential to a free and open internet. Repealing net neutrality pads the pockets of big corporations at the expense of consumers and small businesses. Congress has the power to overturn the FCC’s disastrous decision and we should do so now.”
February 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), and more than 150 House Democrats to introduce legislation to ban assault weapons and take dangerous weapons of war off Americans streets. McCollum is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
"A free press is essential to a democratic society. I join the State Department and governments around the world urging Burma to release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo immediately and allow them to reunite with their families and resume their vital work."
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February 26, 2018 Press Release
"Throughout my career in Congress I have felt an obligation to speak out and advance policies that reflect the best of American leadership in the world — from fighting HIV/AIDS, to improving food security for the world’s poorest, to efforts to prevent teenage girls into forced marriages."
February 23, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today asked the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General to investigate the Trump administration’s actions that apparently undermined U.S. Geological Survey policy to gain advanced access to research data about oil and gas deposits in Alaska.
February 15, 2018 Press Release
“Weakening the Americans with Disabilities Act is yet another Republican attack on our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers with disabilities. Just as they did with cuts to Medicaid for people with disabilities, Republicans are once again demonstrating the cruelty of their backwards agenda."
February 15, 2018 Press Release
"Once again, President Trump is putting polluters and their profits first and putting the health of American families last. Our air, our water, and our lands should never be a partisan issue. Congress must reject this Dirty Budget and infrastructure scam and work to protect our environment not destroy it."

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