McCollum is the representative for Minnesota’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2001. McCollum is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Betty McCollum sits on the following committees:
McCollum was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3052: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 6856 (115th): PEPFAR and Protections for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Act of 2018
- H.R. 6185 (115th): Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act
- 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 ...
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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.Res. 1171: Recognizing the instrumental role United States global food security programs, particularly the Feed ...
- H.R. 8050: Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act
- H.R. 7612: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 6034: Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
- H.Res. 861: Supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of ...
- H.R. 5790: Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act
- H.R. 5598: Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act
From Jan 2001 to Oct 2020, McCollum missed 296 of 13,226 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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