Experience: House: District 4, 2001-Present
Home State: Minnesota
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $655,275Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Betty McCollum
    Gender: Female
    Family: Divorced; 2 Children: Katie, Sean
    Birth Date:07/12/1954
    Birth Place: Saint Paul, MN
    Home City: Saint Paul, MN
    Religion: Roman Catholic


    BA, College of Saint Catherine, 1987
    AA, Inver Hill Community College, 1980

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2000-present
    Senior Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives, present
    Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1993-2000
    Member, North Saint Paul City Council, 1987-1992
    Candidate, North Saint Paul City Council, 1984

Current Legislative Committees

    Appropriations, Member
    Subcommittee on Defense, Member
    Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Algerian Caucus
    Member, Animal Protection Caucus
    Member, Asian Pacific American Caucus
    Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
    Member, Bike Caucus
    Member, Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
    Co-Chair, Caucus for Congressional-World Bank Dialogue
    Member, Caucus for Women's Issues
    Member, Caucus on Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery
    Member, Caucus on Armenian Issues
    Member, Caucus on Global Road Safety
    Member, Caucus on the Netherlands
    Member, Caucus on Turkey
    Member, Community College Caucus
    Member, Congressional Anti-Human-Trafficking Caucus
    Member, Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus
    Member, Congressional Arts Caucus
    Member, Congressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
    Member, Congressional Bike Caucus
    Member, Congressional Caucus on the European Union
    Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Global Health Caucus
    Member, Congressional Humanities Caucus
    Member, Congressional Military Family Caucus
    Member, Dairy Farmer Caucus
    Member, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Member, Democratic Steering Committee
    Member, Diabetes Caucus
    Member, Farmer Cooperative Caucus
    Member, Food Safety Caucus
    Member, Friends of Canada
    Member, Friends of Ireland Caucus
    Member, Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
    Co-Chair, Friends of Norway Caucus
    Member, General Aviation Caucus
    Member, Hearing Health Caucus
    Member, Heart and Stroke Coalition
    Member, High-Performance Building Caucus
    Member, Historic Preservation Caucus
    Co-Chair, House Mentoring Caucus
    Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
    Co-Chair, International Conservation Caucus
    Member, Internet Caucus
    Member, Labor and Working Families Caucus
    Member, Medical Technology Caucus
    Member, Mental Health Caucus
    Member, National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
    Member, Native American Caucus
    Member, Progressive Caucus
    Co-Chair, Quality Care Coalition
    Member, Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Board
    Member, Refugee Caucus
    Vice Chair, State Issues, National Council of State Legislatures
    Member, Sudan Caucus
    Member, Urban Caucus
    Member, Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Professional Experience

    High School Social Science Teacher
    Management, Dayton's
    Retail Sales, Dayton's
    Retail Sales, Sears
    Management, Sears

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, American Legion Auxiliary
    Member, Girl Scouts of America
    Member, Habitat for Humanity
    Member, National Council on the Arts
    Member, Northern Saint Paul Business Association
    Member, Northern Saint Paul Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
    Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 99
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
03/09/2017 H.J.Res.81 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding health care. 03/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
02/27/2017 H.R.1232 Save America's Science Act 02/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
06/14/2016 H.R.5479 SHINE Act 06/14/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  (All Actions)
04/28/2016 H.R.4986 Sewall-Belmont House Act of 2016 04/28/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.  (All Actions)
04/22/2016 H.R.5036 Protecting Families with Disabilities Act of 2016 04/22/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/13/2016 H.R.4390 Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act 01/13/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
10/16/2015 H.Res.474 Recognizing the important contribution and added value of mental health and psychosocial support services and the importance of building such capacity in humanitarian and development contexts. 10/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
07/01/2015 H.R.2751 Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act 07/01/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/26/2015 H.R.2072 National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Forever Act 05/26/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  (All Actions)
04/30/2015 H.R.1796 National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Act 04/30/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  (All Actions)
03/02/2015 H.R.407 To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes. 03/02/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.  (All Actions)
01/27/2015 H.R.570 Stop Wasting Taxpayer Money on Cuba Broadcasting Act 01/27/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
07/25/2014 H.Res.688 Supporting the role of the United States in ensuring children in poor countries have access to vaccines and immunization through the GAVI Alliance. 07/25/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
06/16/2014 H.R.4843 Native CARE Act of 2014 06/16/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/28/2014 H.R.4747 Global Health Worker Protection Act of 2014 05/28/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).  (All Actions)
07/30/2013 H.R.2822 Global Food Security Act of 2013 07/30/2013 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.  (All Actions)
07/25/2013 H.R.358 Strategic Response to Asian Carp Invasion Act 07/25/2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.  (All Actions)
05/14/2013 H.Res.213 Establishing the Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report on the activities of the Department of Defense to prevent, reduce, prosecute, and provide victims' services for cases of sexual assault and abuse in the Armed Forces. 05/14/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Rules.  (All Actions)
05/10/2013 H.Res.199 Expressing support for designation of May 2013 as "National Celiac Awareness Month". 05/10/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/08/2013 H.R.757 SAVE Native Women Act 04/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.  (All Actions)
Total: 4436
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
05/11/2017 H.R.2320 Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017
05/11/2017 H.R.2242 Keep It in the Ground Act of 2017
05/08/2017 H.R.534 U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act
05/04/2017 H.Res.314 Recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
05/03/2017 H.Res.312 Recognizing the roles and contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing the Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being.
05/02/2017 H.R.2295 Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2017
05/02/2017 H.R.2282 Equality Act
04/28/2017 H.R.2234 Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act
04/28/2017 H.Res.295 Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, through May 6, 2017, as "National Small Business Week" to honor the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States.
04/28/2017 H.Res.294 Recognizing and honoring the essential role of classified school education support employees through the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees Award.
04/28/2017 H.Res.284 Expressing support for honoring Earth Day, and for other purposes.
04/28/2017 H.R.2119 Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017
04/27/2017 H.R.2215 SAFE Act of 2017
04/27/2017 H.R.2150 Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act
04/26/2017 H.R.2180 Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017
04/26/2017 H.R.1960 Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017
04/25/2017 H.R.1358 Scientific Integrity Act
04/25/2017 H.R.794 EAC Reauthorization Act of 2017
04/25/2017 H.R.301 NIST Plumbing Research Act of 2017
04/24/2017 H.R.1739 REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2017
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