Betty (Betty) McCollum (D-04)

US Representative Betty McCollum

Betty (Betty) McCollum (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.6631
FAX: 202.225.1968
District: 651.224.9191
Room 2426 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2304
661 LaSalle Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
Residence:St. Paul, MN

Committee Assignments

RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense
Co-ChairCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Sahara Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sports Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STARBASE Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cuba Democracy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
Co-ChairInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberTunisia Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Norway
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Battlefield Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Native American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Basic Education Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberLyme Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCollege Affordability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
Ex-OfficioHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Betty McCollum is a Democrat representing the families of Minnesota's Fourth District in the United States House of Representatives. In 2000, Congresswoman McCollum made history as only the second Minnesota woman elected to serve in Congress since statehood in 1858. McCollum represents the residents of Minnesota's capital city, St. Paul, as well as all of Ramsey County and most of Washington County. Throughout her career in public service, Congresswoman McCollum has been a champion for excellence in education, protecting the environment, expanding health care access, fiscal responsibility, and robust international engagement that prioritizes diplomacy, development, human rights, along with a strong national defense. Investments in education, health care, and 21st century infrastructure are top policy priorities for Congresswoman McCollum. With more than 20 institutions of higher learning located in the Fourth District, keeping higher education affordable, accessible, and high quality is important. A strong proponent of public education, she supports keeping our schools accountable to parents and local officials. McCollum is a champion for universal health coverage for all Americans and a strong supporter of protecting and strengthening the Affordable Care Act. In the 118th Congress, Congresswoman McCollum brings a common sense, Minnesota perspective to her work as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee where she serves as Ranking Democrat on the Defense Subcommittee. McCollum believes national security starts by ensuring that members of our U.S. Armed Forces are the most skilled and best trained and equipped fighting force in the world. Under Chair McCollum's leadership, the committee has prioritized smart investments, including sustaining modernization efforts and giving priority to military health care, ending military sexual assault, and supporting international military-to-military cooperation to prevent conflicts. In the 118th Congress, McCollum also serves on the the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, where she has successfully worked to increase investments in the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, and more. McCollum will continue to prioritize investments in Indian Country and protecting our clean air and water, our wilderness and public lands, and our nation's natural treasures. Prior to Congress, Congresswoman McCollum served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000, and was elected Assistant Leader three times by her Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party colleagues. From 1987 to 1992, she served her neighbors on the North St. Paul City Council. In addition to elected office, Congresswoman McCollum's career has included teaching high school social science, as well as 25 years in retail sales and management. She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine, and the mother of two adult children. Congresswoman McCollum is a Minnesota native who grew up in South St. Paul, raised her family in North St. Paul, and now lives in St. Paul.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 7/12/1954
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