McCollum, a Democrat, is the representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2001. McCollum is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for McCollum.
McCollum is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills McCollum has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Betty McCollum sits on the following committees:
McCollum was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2751 (114th): Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act
- H.R. 6229 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2523 7th Avenue East in North Saint Paul, Minnesota, as the “Mayor William ‘Bill’ Sandberg ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
McCollum sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McCollum’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4391: To require the Secretary of State to certify that United States funds do ...
- H.R. 1232: Save America’s Science Act
- H.J.Res. 81: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding health care.
- H.R. 5479 (114th): SHINE Act
- H.R. 5036 (114th): Protecting Families with Disabilities Act of 2016
- H.R. 4986 (114th): Sewall-Belmont House Act of 2016
- H.R. 4390 (114th): Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act
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H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
H.R. 5325 (112th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 6, 2012. Passed 255/165.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
From Jan 2001 to Nov 2017, McCollum missed 283 of 11,734 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 50 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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