Good morning. Thank you, Doug, for that introduction. And thanks to the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event. Matt Kramer and the Chamber are great partners for me and for my office.
Testimony submitted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) for the 2012 National Democratic Committee Platform Committee
July 17, 2012
Dear Rep. McCollum,
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) strongly supports your amendment, co-sponsored by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), to end taxpayer handouts to sports sponsorships. It is a step in the right direction as Congress looks for ways to cut spending and still defend the country.
Thank you Mayor – it is always good to be in North St. Paul.
I would like to thank you for including me in today's hearing.
Thank you to USAID for organizing this evening's event. I'm honored to be here to celebrate and recognize the efforts to improve maternal health in Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, and Rwanda.
I thank the City of Saint Paul -- Mayor Coleman and Anne Hunt, as well as Drive Electric Minnesota, Xcel Energy, and all of our allies here today for their tireless work to create the partnerships necessary to make this city and Minnesota a leader by example on clean energy. This project is yet more evidence that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is helping to re-power Americ
On March 23, 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation: the Affordable Care Act. At the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, new data demonstrates the benefits that the law has already provided to seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Congresswoman McCollum's district. As a result of the law:
In March 2012, the Department of Defense announced that thousands of military men and women are still owed back pay for an extension of their service obligation under Stop Loss.