2009 Capitol Hill Forum
Advancing Agricultural Development and
Addressing the Global Food Crisis - Present and Future
March 3, 2009
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
(D-MN): House Appropriations Committee, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Congresswoman Betty McCollum is a Democrat, serving her fifth term in Congress representing Minnesota's Fourth District. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations, she is a strong supporter of investments that reduce extreme poverty and hunger, while improving the status and health of women and children around the world. She works to promote effective U.S. leadership in confronting the global AIDS pandemic, and is an active supporter of the Peace Corps. Throughout her public career, Betty McCollum has been a champion for excellence in education, protecting the environment, expanding health care access and fiscal responsibility. She works to defend workers' rights and civil liberties at home, while ensuring human rights are protected around the world. In addition to her work on the House Committee on Appropriations, she also serves on the House Budget Committee. She is Senior Democratic Whip within the House Democratic Caucus.