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The lack of comparative data from the state makes it hard for the public to get the full grasp of the situation. In a Dec. 17 conference call with Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, superintendents from rural and metropolitan districts shared their struggles with COVID-19 impacts on their ability to provide quality education. In Clatskanie, a rural city along the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border, Superintendent Cathy Hurowitz told Bonamici that 136 students in the Clatskanie School District have dropped out since the pandemic hit.
Streamlining Income-driven, Manageable Payments on Loans for Education (SIMPLE) Act (H.R. 3833). Introduced by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) with 5 cosponsors on 7/18/2019, this bipartisan bill automates the updating of income information for borrowers in income-driven repayment plans.
Johnson added, "Through a collaboration between local schools, Portland Community College, the Northwest STEM Hub, Congresswoman (Suzanne) Bonamici's office and myself, we were able to provide virtual tours and training opportunities to showcase the employment opportunities available in manufacturing for a wide range of students." For her part, Bonamici remarked, "I'm a champion for OMIC because it is accelerating our regional economy while creating more opportunities for students and workers." Bonamici said she's modeled a bipartisan bill, the PARTNERS Act, on the business partnerships at
As she starts her fifth full term from northwest Oregon's 1st District, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici says Congress has a lot of unfinished business. She says that business starts with a follow-up coronavirus aid plan to the $2.2 trillion CARES Act last spring — the House's Democratic majority has passed two plans, but nothing has advanced in the Republican-controlled Senate — and does not end there. During a Nov.
A group of St. Helens High School (SHHS) metal and manufacturing class students likely never thought they would be producing learning videos for other schools, but that is exactly what they have accomplished. In a year of unprecedented change, Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) and the Northwest STEM Hub have remained committed to helping Columbia County high school students explore careers in advanced manufacturing, according to PCC officials.
Rep. Bonamici said she and other members of Congress are demanding that the U.S. Senate work immediately to pass a COVID-19 relief bill. “Oregonians and people across the country are facing these significant challenges and are rightfully demanding that Congress take action,” Bonamici said. Bonamici said that Congress had initially passed a bill in May, extending unemployment and other benefits, but it still awaits action by the Senate.