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McCollum To Serve As Ranking Member of Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee for the 115th Congress

February 1, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) was today approved by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve a second term as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.

In this role, Congresswoman McCollum is the top Democrat on the committee that writes a $32 billion bill funding protection of our nation’s natural and cultural resources, including money for the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution.

“One of the most serious responsibilities of the federal government is the protection of our natural and cultural resources for ourselves and for future generations. As Ranking Member on the Interior-Environment Subcommittee, I will stand up and fight against President Trump and Republicans’ plans to attack environmental protection, sell our public lands, and defund the arts and humanities,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I appreciate the confidence my Democratic colleagues have shown by re-electing me to lead the Interior-Environment Subcommittee and I look forward to working with them as we work to stop the dangerous Trump-Republican agenda.”

In addition to her role as Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman McCollum will serve on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Department of Defense, and the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.