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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Statements for the Record

June 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H. Res. 683, expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act.

June 7, 2012 Statements For the Record

I want the Affordable Care Act to be fully implemented for the benefit of all Americans.  I also support a healthy and growing medical device industry in Minnesota and across America.  I support eliminating this medical device tax, which should never have been included in the Affordable Care Act.  At the same time, I strongly oppose the offset in this bill.

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May 31, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 5854, the FY13 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Act. This subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan collaboration and I want to commend Subcommittee Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Bishop for their leadership in advancing this important bill.

May 30, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 5651), which will strengthen Minnesota’s health care system and economy. 

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May 15, 2012 Statements For the Record

I rise in strong support of H.R. 4045.  This bill will ensure that all service members returning from overseas—including the Minnesota National Guard’s ‘Red Bulls’— receive the full benefits they were promised.

May 9, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, once again the U.S. House is acting on legislation, this time H.R. 4133, to restate what has been stated frequently in Congress, by President Obama, and by virtually every candidate running for federal office in the United States:  that the U.S.

April 19, 2012 Statements For the Record

I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 9, the so-called Small Business Tax Cut Act. This bill is an incredible waste of taxpayer money that will do nothing to grow America's economy or create jobs.

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