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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota


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March 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

Rising health care costs and inadequate coverage burden many Americans. The current system lets insurance companies penalize a woman, just for being a woman.

March 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

No one should be forced to lose their health insurance when they need it the most or be faced with bankruptcy trying to pay for health care. Unfortunately, we have a system today where insurance companies, not patients, are making those decisions.

March 12, 2010 Press Release
"There have been enough delays in the health care reform process. The American people deserve a simple up or down vote from Congress. I will be a vote for health care reform, and I urge my House colleagues to join me in fixing our nation's health care system."
March 10, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.Con.Res. 248, a resolution that would require the President to precipitously withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by December 31, 2010. While I welcome today's robust debate on such a critical issue, there can be no doubt that abandoning Afghanistan and the region in this moment is against America's national interests.

March 4, 2010 Statements For the Record

Dr. Shah, good morning and welcome.

Your vision is to restore USAID as the world's premier development agency.  As a Member of this Subcommittee, I am committed to making that vision a reality.

March 2, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, I rise today to join my colleagues in support of H.R. 2701, a bill to authorize appropriations for intelligence-related activities in fiscal year 2010. This bill strengthens the safety and security of every American family with targeted investments in our intelligence capabilities.

March 1, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, it is my privilege to join my colleagues today in recognizing the extraordinary American response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010. I am proud to support H.Res. 1048, H.Res. 1059, and H.Res. 1066. Each of these resolutions honors the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who rushed to aid the people of Haiti in their time of need.

February 26, 2010 Press Release

Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

WASHINGTON, DC– The following is a statement from Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), regarding the Senate Republican obstruction of the federal benefits extension legislation for the unemployed.