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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Statements for the Record

October 1, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I oppose this new Republican scheme.  Selecting random government agencies, programs, and museums to fund while the rest of the federal government languishes in a shutdown is simply irresponsible.  The Majority is making a desperate attempt to create a distraction so they are not held accountable for their actions.

October 1, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, the House Republican majority has decided that appeasing radical Tea Party extremists is more important to them than providing necessary funding for the continued operation of the federal government, even on a temporary basis.

September 26, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the 100th anniversary of the Saint Paul Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and acknowledge their tremendous efforts to defend the ideals of justice and equality for all people.

September 19, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to submit two articles into the congressional record. The first is an op-ed that I wrote about the importance of federal nutrition assistance that was published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The second is a powerful story published in the Star Tribune and written by Sue Bulger, a Minnesotan, whose family uses SNAP benefits. 

September 18, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the vital work of the Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) on the 20th anniversary of its founding. Since its inception in 1993, this organization and its army of volunteers has dedicated itself to protecting America’s greatest river here at the head of navigation.

September 9, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the staff, board, donors and volunteers of Books for Africa on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

August 1, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the inspiring career of Mr. Rick Shiomi, a leader for Asian-American actors and artists, as he retires as Artistic Director from Mu Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

July 31, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, last week The Hill published a column entitled “Don’t force an irresponsible vote on Iran sanctions.” The column started with the following two sentences: “The House of Representatives is under pressure to vote on a new Iran sanctions bill, H.R.

July 30, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, in the world’s poorest countries, nearly one billion people struggle with hunger every day.  Chronic food insecurity limits a child’s ability to grow and to learn.

July 30, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the inspiring career of Ms. Peggy Lynch, a leader in preservation of parks and green space, on the occasion of her retirement as Executive Director from Friends of the Parks and Trails of Saint Paul and Ramsey County.

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