Nina, thank you for the very kind introduction. You and your colleagues at Americans for the Arts are top notch and I deeply appreciate the work you all do. I am thrilled you are all here in Washington this week! It is important that you are here.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum Remarks During the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
February 26, 2013
Congresswoman McCollum's Remarks to the National Indian Education Association
Tuesday, February 26, 9:15 AM
Thank you all for having me here to speak with you today. Thank you for the introduction, and thank you to NIEA’s President, Dr. Heather Shotton, for the invitation.
In 2012, our country suffered 16 mass shootings with 151 fatalities. The brutal trend is a symptom of a larger problem: widespread gun violence. All Members of Congress have a duty to their constituents to address specific legal loopholes that allow dangerous individuals to commit violent acts with guns.
December 8, 2012
Thank you so much Jim. And good morning to everyone! This is a great day for St. Paul, for the East Metro, and for our entire region.
Good morning. Admiral Donald, Mrs. Roughead, distinguished guests, officers and crew of the USS Minnesota: it is an honor to be with you representing the great state of Minnesota.
Today’s christening is a special event for my state.
October 11 was the first International Day of the Girl Child, which celebrates the advocacy for girls' rights and young women everywhere. On this day, we acknowledge the many advancements made to help fight against destructive gender inequalities.
Good afternoon to everyone, and welcome to Washington, DC. Thank you to the US Geological Survey Coalition for this presenting me with this Leadership Award. Thank you Harvey for your introduction.