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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Statements for the Record

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.

July 25, 2013 Statements For the Record

Thank you Chairman Fleming, Ranking Member Sablan, and Members of the Subcommittee for having this important hearing today.

July 25, 2013 Statements For the Record

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Mr. Speaker, this is the final amendment to the bill which will not kill the bill or send it back to committee.  If adopted, the bill will immediately proceed to final passage as amended.

July 19, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to the partisan House Republican plan to destroy and dismantle the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).   Simply, this bill, H.R. 5, abandons our national commitment to equity in education for all K-12 students.  

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July 16, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the many dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors of the Ramsey County Fair on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this community festival. This annual fair attracts thousands of attendees through a wide variety of events and activities that entertain families today.

July 10, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, on June 10, 2013, Congressman Ellison and I hosted a listening session at the Minnesota State Capitol. We heard from Minnesotans affected by the House Farm Bill’s proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Below is testimony delivered by Dale Simonson and Patricia Lull.

Testimony from Dale Simonson, Minnesota Department of Human Services

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