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
05/10/2007 H.R.2266 United States Commitment to Global Child Survival Act of 2007 05/10/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/04/2007 H.J.Res.42 Health Protection Amendment of 2007 05/04/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.  (All Actions)
02/28/2007 H.R.1225 Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act of 2007 02/28/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
11/13/2006 H.R.1796 Mississippi River Trail Study Act 11/13/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  (All Actions)
09/29/2006 H.J.Res.99 Health Protection Amendment 09/29/2006 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.  (All Actions)
09/28/2006 H.R.6008 Diploma Integrity Protection Act of 2006 09/28/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.  (All Actions)
09/28/2006 H.Res.977 Reinforcing the Federal Government's Federal trust relationship and commitment to working with American Indian Nations to empower, promote, and support the educational development of American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth. 09/28/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.  (All Actions)
06/12/2006 H.R.5408 Joshua Haglund Justice and Peace Act of 2006 06/12/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.  (All Actions)
05/18/2006 H.Res.822 Promoting local peace building efforts in Colombia and recognizing the courageous efforts of Colombian civil society and churches to establish peace communities, advance non-violent conflict resolution, and advocate for human dignity. 05/18/2006 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
03/27/2006 H.R.4605 Achieving Our IDEA Act of 2005 03/27/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.  (All Actions)
03/27/2006 H.R.4578 Student Achievement and Successful Schools Act of 2005 03/27/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.  (All Actions)
11/03/2005 H.R.4222 Child Health Investment for Long-term Development (CHILD and Newborn) Act of 2005 11/03/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
11/01/2005 H.R.4188 Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act of 2005 11/01/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
10/26/2005 H.Res.514 Supporting the observance of a Month of Global Health. 10/26/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
09/27/2005 H.R.3916 Millennium Challenge Environmental Accountability Act 09/27/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
05/26/2005 H.Con.Res.172 Affirming the commitment and leadership of the United States to improve the lives of the world's 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty and conditions of misery. 05/26/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
04/26/2005 H.Res.229 Supporting the people of the Togolese Republic in their desire for free, fair, and open elections and the establishment of a democratic, representative government. 04/26/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Relations.  (All Actions)
03/17/2005 H.Con.Res.101 Calling upon the President to order an immediate moratorium on the rendition of persons to Syria and all countries that routinely use torture as reported by the Department of State's 2004 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, and for other purposes. 03/17/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia.  (All Actions)
02/09/2005 H.Res.36 Congratulating the College of Saint Catherine in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on its centennial anniversary, and commending its outstanding contributions to the education and preparation of women as leaders of our communities, our families, and our nation. 02/09/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.  (All Actions)
06/22/2004 H.Res.687 Recognizing United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and reaffirming the commitment of the United States to eliminate torture in all countries, and for other purposes. 06/22/2004 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.  (All Actions)
Total: 4436
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/12/2017 H.R.2884 COVFEFE Act of 2017
06/12/2017 H.Res.380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
06/08/2017 H.R.2862 To provide for wildfire suppression operations, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2827 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
05/22/2017 H.R.2589 To waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's disease.
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/19/2017 H.Res.344 Recognizing the contributions of senior volunteers.
05/18/2017 H.R.2545 To reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Indians.
05/18/2017 H.R.2525 To improve the financial literacy of students.
05/18/2017 H.R.2519 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
05/18/2017 H.Res.311 Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
05/18/2017 H.R.1872 Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.R.1477 No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act
05/18/2017 H.Res.128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.
05/17/2017 H.R.2508 To provide discretionary authority to an immigration judge to determine that an alien parent of a United States citizen child should not be ordered removed, deported, or excluded from the United States.
05/17/2017 H.R.2491 To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.Res.332 Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
05/17/2017 H.R.356 Protecting Our Democracy Act
05/12/2017 H.Res.320 Expressing support for the designation of May 2017 as "Mental Health Month".
05/11/2017 H.R.2412 Keep Our Pension Promises Act
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