Betty McCollum

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
US Representative
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? N Note: Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood? N Note: Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
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3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? N Note: Amendment to Stop DOD Transgender Funding. 2017 Roll Call No. 369.
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4. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? N Note: Endorsed by Education Minnesota.
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5. Should people have their religious liberties protected if they refuse to celebrate a same sex wedding? N Note: Endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign PAC.
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6. Do you support criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism such as the First Step Act? Y Note: Vote in favor of First Step Act H.R. 5682.
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7. Do you support increasing security at America's borders? Y Note: “In Congress, I advocate for comprehensive reform that overhauls our immigration system, secures our borders, and establishes a process for qualifying immigrants to earn legal status.”
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8. Do you support granting asylum to those who have suffered political, ethnic, or religious persecution? Y Note: “I support the admission of fully vetted refugees and strongly oppose divisive efforts to demonize immigrants and turn our backs on vulnerable refugees.”
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9. Do you support a path to legal residency for immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as minors but have lived law-abiding and productive lives as adults? Y Note: “Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. I support the DREAM Act...”
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