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PORTLAND, Ore. — Congress is on break right now and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, District 1, stopped by the KATU studios Monday and was interviewed by KATU’s Lincoln Graves.
Topics of discussion included: North Korea’s announcement it’ll take revenge against the United States for new sanctions issued over its nuclear program, her concern the Trump administration won’t make an upcoming payment on the federal subsidies for Obamacare, college students struggling to pay their loans, and other top priorities.
By Representative Suzanne Bonamici
Four Congressional Democrats from Oregon blasted Republican senators Tuesday for their vote on a secretive bill to advance a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Earlier in the day, Republicans in the U.S. Senate narrowly approved a procedural move to go forward with a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, bringing Congress one step closer to fulfilling a central campaign promise of President Trump.
Union members were among more than 200 people at a rally July 6 in Northeast Portland calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
BEAVERTON - In a giant jammed gymnasium, stuffed full of Oregonians drawn to a town hall by the prospect of Congress dismantling health care, questioners rarely asked about the actual bill, the one that seemed to be slowly decomposing over the July 4 break.
Opposition was so complete it barely needed to be mentioned.
'It is what he is saying, not that he is using social media,' Congresswoman told a supportive crowd at a town hall meeting in Beaverton.
Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici assailed President Donald Trump for what the Oregon Democrats say are his assaults on constitutional rights embodied in the First Amendment.
They also challenged Republican congressional plans to repeal and replace the insurance coverage mandated under Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health-care law.