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SALEM — Oregon Democrats on Capitol Hill decried a proposed federal rule change Friday, claiming it would restrict the ability of the state's publicly-funded home health care workers to unionize.
In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would repeal an Obama administration 2014 rule that allowed states to deduct fees for "benefits customary to employees," including union dues, directly from health workers' pay.
WASHINGTON: - Democratic members of the Oregon congressional delegation, including Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader called on the Trump administration Friday to drop a proposed rule they said would unjustifiably restrict home care workers’ ability to form unions and collectively bargain for higher wages, better working conditions, expanded benefits and new training opportunities.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was the keynote speaker at the ceremonial opening of Virginia Garcia's new Beaverton Wellness Clinic.
The clinic's opening festivities took place Aug. 10 and 11, just before the observance this week of National Health Center Week.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has opened a clinic at 2725 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 200, that is three times the size of the clinic it has had in Beaverton since 2004. It runs several clinics and programs in Washington and Yamhill counties, both of which are in Bonamici's 1st Congressional District.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation has opened a larger primary-care clinic in Beaverton.
The public will have a chance to look inside on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Most of the new 36,000-square-foot clinic at 2725 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 200, began operation July 23. The dental clinic was scheduled to open Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Bipartisan legislation that was cosponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to address nursing shortages in Hawai‘i and across the country unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Oregon Democrat congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici explains why President Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un does not make sense to her, the concerns she has about the new agreement between the United States and North Korea, the bills in the House to help fight the opioid crisis, and her thoughts on immigration reform.
WASHINGTON — Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, denied on Wednesday that Trump administration policies were driving up health insurance costs, which many experts expect to surge again in 2019.
Just before Memorial Day, Congress passed a law that could lead to closure of veterans hospitals and send more veterans to private doctors for care. President Trump applauded the law’s passage. The AFL-CIO called it “a giant misstep toward privatization.”