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United States Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced a new bill that would establish a grant program for schools to cut cafeteria food waste, with the goals of simultaneously reducing environmental impacts and improving student nutrition.
The School Food Recovery Act is co-sponsored by Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-Washington) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon); Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) will introduce a companion bill in the Senate.
The House of Representatives will vote on a resolution that could stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' borrower defense rule from going into effect, and supporters of the measure say it's time for legislators to choose a side.
Representative Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, also criticized DeVos' methodology of calculating relief during a House Education Committee hearing on December 12. She claimed that just because people are earning money doesn't negate the possibility their school defrauded them.
BEAVERTON, OR [12/16/19] — Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), a member of the House Education and Science Committees, announced that Sanjana Ilango of Westview High School won the Congressional App Challenge for Oregon’s First Congressional District.
A group of 165 Democrats, led by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), wrote a letter last week to DeVos citing concerns with ne hiring at the Office of Federal Student Aid and what they said was a failure to hire enough employees in the Office for Civil Rights. “The Department’s refusal to adequately staff OCR is inexcusable, especially when compared with its rapid, unrestrained hiring at FSA,” they wrote.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, whose district covers much of northwest Oregon including parts of Portland, was one of several Democratic members of the House Education Committee to press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the agency’s decision to restrict debt relief for former students of shuttered for-profit colleges.