McCollum makes Bangladesh trip to promote women’s rights

WASHINGTON – Fourth District Congresswoman Betty McCollum is returning to the United States after a five day trip to Bangladesh where she focused on improving women’s rights in the South Asian country.

According to McCollum’s office, the DFL congresswoman met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Nobel Prize winner and microlending pioneer Muhammad Yunus and other dignitaries. She traveled with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the State Department’s point person for global women’s issues.

This is the fourth overseas trip by McCollum in the past year. She’s also visited Yemen, Israel and Tunisia.

At least one other member of Minnesota’s congressional delegation is also abroad during this congressional recess. Republican Rep. John Kline is currently in South America on a delegation headed by House Speaker John Boehner.

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