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November 19, 2021 Statements
I rise today in support of a meaningful and consequential piece of legislation, the Build Back Better Act.
November 19, 2021 Press Release
The Build Back Better Act is a victory for children, families, caregivers, early childhood educators, and our planet.
November 16, 2021 Press Release
It is unacceptable that millions of children across the U.S. are hungry, which affects their ability to learn and grow.
November 8, 2021 Press Release
In the two years since the last UN Climate Change Conference, climate change has become an even more undeniable part of our daily lives in NW Oregon and around the country.
November 5, 2021 Press Release
Our national infrastructure is crumbling, outdated, and in urgent need of significant upgrades.
November 5, 2021 Press Release
The pause on student loan repayment for the COVID-19 pandemic has been a lifeline for borrowers in Oregon and across the country.
November 3, 2021 Press Release
It takes years of hard work for families and individuals to build up their retirement savings, and we must make sure they are able to access every dollar they earned.
November 3, 2021 Press Release
The Community Services Block Grant program supports more than 1,000 CAA organizations in nearly every county across the country as they help individuals and families find their path out of poverty.
November 2, 2021 Press Release
Access to birth control is essential to reproductive freedom, health, and economic stability.
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October 29, 2021 Press Release
The value of salmon to Oregon cannot be overstated.

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November 5, 2021 In The News

The Protect Older Job Applicants Act (H.R. 3992) would allow job seekers age 40 or older—the threshold under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act—to allege an employer used a seemingly neutral hiring practice to discriminate against them. “It’s an especially important step toward helping older workers re-enter the workforce as the nation recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic,” Rep.

November 3, 2021 In The News

U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) recently introduced the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act (H.R. 5781), which seeks to enhance wildfire preparedness, resilience, and response.

November 3, 2021 In The News

Democrats on the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in Washington, D.C., cheered Biden’s pledge Tuesday to slash emissions of dangerous methane gases and help stop deforestation in this decade in a series of public statements and social media posts.

November 3, 2021 In The News

Plans for a business resource center run under the Columbia Economic Team are moving forward, as the project has secured commitments for $150,000 in local dollars to match federal and state funding sources. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici earmarked $175,000 for the resource center in an appropriations bill that passed the House and is now awaiting Senate action.

November 1, 2021 In The News

A delegation of Oregon leaders ⁠— including Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader, and Peter DeFazio — wrote to the U.S. Department of Commerce urging them to declare a catastrophic regional fishery disaster. Three years of drought in a row have severely impacted the Pacific Northwest’s salmon populations. 

November 1, 2021 In The News

Much of Oregon’s congressional delegation is asking the federal government to declare the effects of three consecutive years of drought a disaster for Chinook salmon fishing. The letter, signed by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, warns that drought in 2018, 2019 and 2020 has reduced the scale of salmon runs.

October 29, 2021 In The News

On Oct. 26, 2021, on the heels of a five-year campaign spearheaded by North Coast Land Conservancy, the Rainforest Reserve was permanently conserved as a place brimming with critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife and plant species, to help them adapt to a changing world, while also supporting the surrounding communities.

October 28, 2021 In The News

The North Coast Land Conservancy has taken ownership of an iconic coastal rainforest above Arch Cape and Oswald West State Park. The purchase of the 3,500-acre property — previously industrial timberland — comes at a time when a number of North Coast communities are looking at ways to protect their drinking water sources. U.S.

October 28, 2021 In The News

If you read the headlines right now you might think Democrats can’t agree on anything — in fact, that could not be further from the truth.

October 26, 2021 In The News

Oregon’s congressional delegation has taken several close looks at Chemawa over the last few years, starting with a visit in May 2018, which included representatives from several Oregon tribes. That visit was followed a year later by an emotional and occasionally combative congressional hearing. Reps.

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