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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Statements for the Record

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:

November 14, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, The American people expect Congress to work together to create jobs and grow our economy. We heard that message loud and clear in last week’s election. We have an opportunity to save 75,000 American jobs RIGHT NOW by extending the Wind Production Tax Credit.

September 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 5912. This is a misguided bill that repeals public financing of our national political conventions and allows moneyed special-interests to complete their corporate buyout of America’s electoral process.

September 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.Res. 786. I join President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and my colleagues in Congress in condemning these attacks in the strongest possible terms. The attacks on our embassies in Cairo, Egypt and Sana, Yemen and the violent assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya were shocking and unacceptable.

September 12, 2012 Statements For the Record

[as prepared]

The House should not be spending its limited floor time on this bill.  The House should be debating the American Jobs Act – the President’s plan to put nearly 2 million Americans back to work without adding a dime to the deficit.

July 25, 2012 Statements For the Record

Sister of Mercy of the Americas
Hermanas de la Misericordia de las Americas

July 24, 2012

The Honorable Betty McCollum
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative McCollum,