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WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (ECESE) held a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Welfare to Work with Child Care.” Across the country, far too many working families lack access to affordable, high-quality child care. In many states, the cost of child care is higher than the cost of attending college. This makes it difficult for parents to balance the costs of child care with holding down a good-paying job and providing for their family.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) announced six town hall meetings across the First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County.
Bonamici will take questions from residents and provide an update on her work in Congress. The town hall meetings will be held in Portland, Beaverton, McMinnville, St. Helens, Forest Grove, and Astoria.
A comprehensive approach to addressing the opioid crisis should encompass safe injection sites, former White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said during a discussion in Portland Friday at Central City Concern.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici got an earful about how young people are affected by opioid use during a panel discussion that followed up five sessions she has conducted in the 1st Congressional District of northwest Oregon.
The Oregon Democrat sits on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, a subcommittee of which held a hearing on the issue in mid-February.
WASHINGTON - Sen, Jeff Merkley and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., announced Friday they have introduced bipartisan legislation to make hospitals safer for nurses and patients.
The Safe Staffing for Nurse and Patient Safety Act of 2018, modeled in part from Oregon’s safe staffing legislation, requires hospitals participating in Medicare to implement adequate staffing plans for nursing services and establishes whistleblower protections for patients and employees. Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) is the lead Republican sponsor of the legislation.
The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Tuesday slammed an international body’s cancer research on a common pesticide and questioned whether the United States should contribute funding to the body.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) conclusions on the pesticide glyphosate “unsubstantiated” and “not backed by reliable data.”