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March 14, 2019 Press Release
No one should have to worry about whether they will receive needed elder care support and services because of their identity or who they love.
March 8, 2019 Statements
The Department of Labor's new overtime proposal fails to adequately address the needs of workers who are struggling to make ends meet.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
It is past time for Congress to strengthen protections for the most fundamental and crucial elements of our democracy: voting rights, elections, and government accountability.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
Asbestos causes disease and death, and we must protect families and communities from this known carcinogen.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
For too long, predatory lenders have taken advantage of consumers who experience periods of financial instability, pulling families and individuals into a cycle of debt they can’t escape.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
The Senate’s confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the EPA is deeply disappointing.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
The economic vitality of coastal states like Oregon depends on the health of our oceans, and greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are changing ocean chemistry.
February 27, 2019 Press Release
By passing this bill, we are heeding the call of the hundreds of thousands of students who marched for their lives.
February 27, 2019 Statements
I am sad to hear that Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson passed away last night following his brave battle with cancer.
February 26, 2019 Statements
I rise today to express my support for this resolution to terminate the President’s declaration of a national emergency on February 15, 2019.


In The News

February 27, 2019 In The News

After a months-long battle with brain cancer, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson died Tuesday night. He was 69-years-old.

Richardson announced last June that doctors had found a small tumor in his brain.

His office said that he died around 9 p.m.while at home, surrounded by friends and family

February 27, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has praised House approval of a bill requiring criminal background checks for almost all firearms sales and transfers.

February 27, 2019 In The News

The death of Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who'd battled brain cancer for the last seven months, has saddened state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

February 27, 2019 In The News

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson died Tuesday night following his battle with cancer.

The news was announced Wednesday morning. The 69-year-old secretary of state was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his passing.

February 23, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, newly empowered with leadership of a House subcommittee, says she wants to press forward with the renewal of federal spending authority for programs that help older people.

The latest three-year extension of the Older Americans Act, a law first passed in 1965, is due to expire this fall.

February 22, 2019 In The News

"When something like that happens, it's chaos in the first place," Scappoose Police Chief Norm Miller told city councilors Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, during a review of how his department has worked with schools to develop a safety plan in the event of an active shooter situation.

February 21, 2019 In The News

As state lawmakers eye another run at health care reforms aimed at helping community hospitals and enabling scope of practice changes while preserving the current system’s framework, Congressman James McGovern is looking to overhaul the entire health care system.

February 21, 2019 In The News

Nearly 50 House Democrats are calling on a top government watchdog to investigate the force-feeding of immigrant detainees who have been on hunger strikes in protest of abusive conditions and prolonged imprisonment.

February 21, 2019 In The News

Oregon congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici met with seniors who eat at the Meals on Wheels People center in Beaverton.

Rep. Bonamici says she wanted to hear firsthand how people are benefitting from the program, as well as see how much they care about it.

February 20, 2019 In The News

A Newberg citizens committee has advised city staff to move forward with changes to the zoning of WestRock land within the city limits to allow other uses, despite WestRock's preference to leave the site alone.

The Riverfront Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee met Tuesday night and were presented with two alternatives to the original 2002 plan.