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Congresswoman McCollum to Continue Stillwater and Woodbury Office Hours Despite Government Shutdown

October 7, 2013
Press Release

Washington D.C.– On Monday, October 7th, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) announced that her staff will continue to hold monthly constituent service hours in Stillwater and Woodbury city halls despite the federal government shutdown.  Congresswoman McCollum’s Saint Paul office also remains open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm.

“The federal government shutdown is having real effects on Minnesotans.  Thousands of federal employees in our state are furloughed or working without paychecks, and private citizens are confronting the unfortunate challenge of navigating federal agencies hobbled by this unnecessary shutdown.  

“As a Member of Congress, I have a Constitutional responsibility to make sure the needs of my constituents are heard.  My staff remains on the job and available to assist residents of the Fourth Congressional District.  I thank them for their passionate commitment to public service, especially while they and all other federal employees are not being paid.

“The House Republican government shutdown puts our economy at risk and is needlessly harming millions of Americans.  I call on Speaker Boehner and the rest of the House GOP to stop this reckless and damaging act and allow the House to vote on a clean Continuing Resolution that puts the American people ahead of partisan gamesmanship.”

Congresswoman McCollum holds monthly constituent service office hours on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:00-11:00 AM at Stillwater City Hall and the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Woodbury City Hall.  Residents are welcome to contact Congresswoman McCollum’s office (651) 224-9191 to schedule an appointment or check out for more information.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.