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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Statements for the Record

July 8, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I remain in strong opposition to the House Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 1947) otherwise known as the ‘Farm Bill’. On June 20, 2013, I along with the majority of my colleagues voted against the House Republican’s extreme bill.

June 14, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply disappointed that I must rise in opposition to H.R. 1960, the FY14 Defense Authorization Act.

May 23, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to a bad bill that increases the cost of financing a higher education and adds to the burden of debt for students and their parents.  Without quick Congressional action, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans will climb from 3.4% to 6.8% in July for all new loans.

May 22, 2013 Statements For the Record

MS. McCOLLUM:  Mr. Speaker, I had the honor of serving as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for eight years prior to being elected to Congress in 2000.  One of my Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleagues from Minneapolis, State Rep.

May 15, 2013 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, the House Agriculture Committee will vote today on a Farm Bill that cuts $20 billion from nutrition support from the poorest, most vulnerable Americans – children, seniors, the disabled, and the working poor.

May 9, 2013 Statements For the Record

May 8, 2013

MS. McCOLLUM: Mister Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R.1406 – a bill more appropriately titled the ‘More Work, Less Pay Act’.

April 23, 2013 Statements For the Record


Mr. Speaker, Congress should never have passed sequestration.  These reckless cuts are affecting families and communities throughout our nation, including those in Indian Country.  Yet, when sequestration passed no one thought about how it would disproportionately impact tribal communities.

March 5, 2013 Statements For the Record


Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize this week as National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

February 27, 2013 Statements For the Record


Thank you Mr. Chairman.   I join you in welcoming Assistant Secretary Washburn and our other witnesses to the subcommittee this morning.

Education is the cornerstone of the foundation on which we build our future. And, Native American parents, like parents all across this nation, look to a good education as an investment in a better future for their children.

December 13, 2012 Statements For the Record

Dear President Obama, Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi: