Rep. Betty McCollum returns from Bangladesh trip

Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents St. Paul and some east metro suburbs, was in Bangladesh for five days on a fact-finding mission, reports MPR.

Her office said she met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, known for micro-lending, while traveling with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the State Department’s point person for global women’s issues, the story said.

McCollum also visited Yemen, Israel and Tunisia in the past year.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 01/12/2012 - 02:27 pm.

    Yep, our federal budget must be in fine shape.

  2. Submitted by James Hamilton on 01/12/2012 - 08:18 pm.

    Who paid for the trip? If we did, why?

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