After the group compared the St. Paul representative to ISIS, McCollum accused it of weaponizing antisemitism and hate.
“In all likelihood, some of us are gonna lose our jobs over it,” Rep. Dean Phillips told Vice News earlier this week.
Minnesota’s Safe at Home Program protects victims of abuse and stalking — but federal agencies don’t always cooperate with it.
McCollum got language asking for the study into an appropriations bill that passed the House. Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar are supporting a similar measure in the Senate.
Publication of climate-change related research by the USDA has plummeted under the Trump administration.
President Trump, on the other hand, seemed to celebrate the move.
The St. Paul Democrat has frequently taken positions that put her at odds with her colleagues.
A conference organizer noted that Minnesota has set a national example of what is possible for Muslim leaders.
McCollum is chair of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds everything from the EPA to Indian Affairs to the National Endowment for Arts.
Four of Minnesota’s five Democratic House members voted for the legislation, while all three Republicans opposed it.
Minnesota’s tribes signed treaties ceding their land to Washington in return for financial support. Those obligations aren’t being honored during the shutdown.
With Democrats in the majority in the House, McCollum will have a lot more power to impact environmental issues closely watched by many Minnesotans.
For advocates, the decision to end an Obama-ordered environmental study was both predictable and shocking.
Election years can be slow legislatively speaking, but Republicans may feel the pressure to get as much done as they can while they still hold the levers of power in Congress.
The tax bill lawmakers are voting on this week will contain not a cut, but a cap of the state and local tax deduction.
That Minnesota Democrats moved so swiftly to back Smith speaks to broad support in D.C. for Dayton’s decision.
Emmer’s bill is so narrowly tailored to Minnesota interests that it almost requires a Minnesota sponsor in the upper chamber. But Franken has already come out against it, leaving all eyes on Amy Klobuchar.
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The latest edict shares a lot with its predecessors, but has been more carefully written to head off legal challenges.
The issue, which is far from decided, defies traditional partisanship in Minnesota.