January 3, 2017
Dear Supporters and Friends,
Earlier today, I was sworn-in as a Member of the 115th Congress.
It is certainly a privilege and a tremendous responsibility to serve our nation, Minnesota families, and the residents of the 4th Congressional District. This great honor and the opportunity to work to keep America strong is because of the overwhelming support I receive from you and the...
Friends and Supporters,
I am profoundly grateful for the strong support I received on Tuesday from 4th District voters. I received 57% of the vote from over 200,000 voters! In an otherwise very gloomy election night, I am proud to have the opportunity to continue to serve Minnesota families in the U.S. House.
It was a very difficult election night and the reality is just starting to sink in. But...
Our nation's politics has become too mean-spirited and just plain ugly.
In Congress, obstruction and gridlock prevents compromise and common sense solutions from advancing. It's hurting our families. It's hurting our economy. And it's hurting the future of our nation.
I am running for re-election to Congress because we need to bring people together - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents - to...
A tough Democratic primary campaign is now over and Secretary Hillary Clinton will be our Democratic nominee for president. I want to applaud the remarkable campaign waged by Sen. Bernie Sanders and his many Minnesota supporters. The movement Sen. Sanders has created is reshaping our party and has most importantly placed the economic and social injustices plaguing millions of Americans as a front...
Last night’s Republican presidential debate was an embarrassment. It was another episode of childish personal insults, racist attacks, and extremist rhetoric displacing any semblance of a civil policy discussion. The GOP’s circus provides the American people with a sharp contrast to our Democratic candidates. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are dignified, qualified, and focused on improving...
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
13th Annual Vento Dinner
October 25, 2015
Good evening 4th District DFLers!
For the 13th time, we are gathered here as 4th District Democrats, as progressives, as supporters of labor, as Minnesotans, to honor the legacy of our former Member of Congress Bruce Vento.
After 13 years I know Bruce would be saying, “enough already!”
But Bruce’s lifetime of service...
“Water knows no boundaries,” McCollum said. “It’s great that we have buffer zones, but we can’t tell a water-soluble toxic material, oh there’s a buffer zone there, stop. And that’s why you start looking at the watershed and the hydrology on how to protect the water."
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