Rep. Betty McCollum
Democrat • 4th District, Minnesota • 7th Term • Sworn In 2001
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 301 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 76 of 436)
- 498 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 18 of 439) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 107 of 439)
McCollum was born July 12, 1954 in South St. Paul, Minnesota. She first got involved in politics in 1986, when her daughter got hurt on a slide in a North St. Paul city park. The city council wouldn't do anything to fix the slide, so McCollum's neighbors encouraged her to run for a spot on the council herself. She won that November and served three terms. She then won an upset victory over longtime state representative Rick O'Conner, and served four terms in the state house.
In 2000, after 4th District Congressman Bruce Vento decided not to seek a 13th term due to illness (he died before the election), McCollum won the DFL nomination to succeed him. McCollum's main concern was Independence Party of Minnesota candidate Tom Foley. Foley had previously been county attorney for Ramsey County (almost all of which is in the 4th District) as a Democrat. Many thought that Foley could siphon off enough votes from McCollum to allow Republican nomineee, Runbeck, to sneak by and end the long run of Democratic dominance in the district. However, McCollum defeated Runbeck by a solid 17-point margin, with Foley in a distant third place. McCollum was reelected in 2002 and 2004 without serious opposition. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.688Referred to the House Committee Jul 25, 2014 2 Views
Supporting the role of the United States in ensuring children in poor countries have access to vaccines and immunization through the GAVI Alli...
H.R.4843 - Native CARE Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Jun 16, 2014 4 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a limitation under the Medicare program on charges for contract health services...
H.R.4747 - Global Health Worker Protection Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee May 28, 2014 6 Views
To prohibit the use of global health activities to collect foreign intelligence, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.691Referred to the House Committee Jul 25, 2014 1 Views
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Community Gardening Awareness Month.
H.Res.682Referred to the House Committee Jul 24, 2014 6 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding worker protections in Qatar and the 2022 Federation Internationale de Football ...
H.J.Res.119Referred to the House Committee Jul 14, 2014 17 Views
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5081: Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5081 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014Aye (with party)July 25, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 3230 Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014Aye (with party)July 25, 2014
H.Con.Res. 105: Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific, subsequent statutory authorization.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, As Amended: H CON RES 105 Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from IraqAye (with party)July 25, 2014