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“Such actions not only threaten to exacerbate existing structures of racism in the education system and broader society, but also infringe on an ideal the Department regularly invokes -- free speech,” wrote Education and Labor Committee chairman Bobby Scott and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, chair of the panel’s civil rights and human services subcommittee.
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), said it was "disgusting that this administration permanently separated families, leaving 545 children alone." Reps. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) also criticized the Trump administration. Rep.
Bonamici congratulated Rainier for the completion of the project. “It took everyone working together, and it’s really a testament to the perseverance of this community,” she said.
At the federal level, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills in July that would provide over $60 billion to support and stabilize the childcare industry, but the bills remain stalled in the Senate. “I’ve heard from many women in Oregon that the lack of child care during COVID-19 is forcing them – and women they know – to leave the workforce,” said Bonamici in a statement.
According to a University or Oregon study, 80 percent of every dollar invested in restoration projects stays in-county, and 90 percent stays in-state. But the ultimate payoff, Trenholm said, lies in the future: restoring the lifeblood of coastal communities by helping them fish again.
I called my staff and I said, “I need to go to the airport. Meet me out there.” So I went with Sarah, my district director, and I think she reminded me that she was going directly from her daughter’s birthday party to the airport. And we arrived at the airport, and I know Senator [Jeff] Merkley was there as well, and a lot of people from the community.
Eight members of the United States Congress, led by Oregon representative Suzanne Bonamici, wrote to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in January, stating their intention to nominate Hathloul.
Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen said in a town hall with community members last week that tracking how a workplace outbreak originated and spread can be difficult. The agency organized the town hall after U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, expressed concerns that the community lacked information about the outbreak.
The U.S. Postal Service is studying whether Warrenton needs a new post office after pressure from members of Oregon’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, who visited the city’s aging post office near the corner of Harbor Drive and Main Avenue in August, wrote to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy last month about its inadequate condition.
Trying to ease concerns in Clatsop County, the director of the Oregon Health Authority indicated Friday that a surge in coronavirus cases would likely not move the county back from phase two of the state’s reopening plan. Gov. Kate Brown placed the county on the state’s watch list after virus cases spiked after the Labor Day holiday and a workplace outbreak at Pacific Seafood in Warrenton.