Rep. Betty McCollum

Nancy Pelosi Is the Best Woman for the Job
To dismiss her and her pile of achievements is to buy into GOP propaganda

OPINION — For speaker of the House, we support Nancy Pelosi, the most effective legislative mastermind and political tactician in modern history.

The only woman ever to serve in the top leadership of Congress, Nancy is also one of the most able and multi-skilled leaders in House history. Yes, she has been demonized by untold millions of dollars of political attack ads — but nonetheless she led the party toward a phenomenal victory, which hardly constitutes a reason to abandon her.

Women Key to Ending Global Hunger | Commentary

Too many women, men, and children are needlessly suffering from chronic hunger around the world. The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the number is as high as 840 million — nearly three times the entire population of the United States.

McCollum and Alexander: Proposed Bridge Is Monument to Waste

The Senate recently passed S. 1134 without debate. This legislation grants approval for construction of a $700 million bridge across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Like Alaska’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” this boondoggle bridge may soon become a national symbol of excess at taxpayer expense in the coming election cycle.

If this legislation, authored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), or its House companion (H.R. 850), sponsored by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), comes to the House floor for action, Members will have a clear litmus test on wasteful government spending.