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September 25, 2020 Press Release
These recent reports, which allege that DHS has deployed high-tech surveillance technologies against protesters in Portland, raise serious concerns, which Congress has a responsibility to investigate.
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September 24, 2020 Press Release
As we transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy, we have the opportunity to capture the power of the ocean, waves, tides, and currents to help mitigate the climate crisis.
September 24, 2020 Press Release
A combination of climate change, historic droughts, a lack of proper forest management, dry forest conditions, and strong winds have brought a series of catastrophic wildfires to Oregon.
September 24, 2020 Press Release
Registered Apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and youth apprenticeships help workers access meaningful employment.
September 24, 2020 Press Release
The acidic ocean and devastating wildfires demonstrate that the climate crisis is real in Oregon, as it is across the country and around the planet.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
The nullification of the 1865 Treaty is long-overdue victory for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The legislation will finally rectify one of the many cruel injustices perpetuated by the federal government against Indigenous communities in Oregon.
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September 22, 2020 Press Release
The nullification of the 1865 Treaty is long-overdue victory for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The legislation will finally rectify one of the many cruel injustices perpetuated by the federal government against Indigenous communities in Oregon.
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September 22, 2020 Press Release
These resources would help the state respond to more than 3,800 homes and structures that have already been destroyed by the wildfires. Funding would support an inventory of the damage, the creation of staging areas for response, and plans for disposing any hazardous materials.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
Increasingly frequent and severe wildfires, as well as lengthening wildfire seasons, are erasing decades of air quality improvements in many areas of the country.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
Many of our original questions remain unanswered.

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August 28, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat who represents Washington County, met with small business owners in downtown Hillsboro on Thursday to talk to them about funding they’ve received.

August 17, 2020 In The News

“In July, you instructed mail carriers to “leave mail behind at distribution centers” if mail could not be completely distributed without overtime, and you eliminated overtime, which letter carriers typically use to complete mail distribution,” wrote Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio, Blumenauer, Bonamici and Schrader. “This needless and reckless change in precedent has already led to delayed delivery of

August 14, 2020 In The News

Several Oregon leaders are asking for the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the impacts of sustained tear gas used by federal agents on people, air, land and bodies of water.

In a letter from Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, they wrote in part:

August 12, 2020 In The News

She said the WCJI calls for an end to all coordination between ICE and local law enforcement, decreased funding for the Washington County District Attorney's Office and other law enforcement agencies and increased funding for social services.

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August 11, 2020 In The News

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, joined more than 80 Oregonians, including Bend Mayor Sally Russell, in a virtual event Tuesday calling for the Senate to finally act on a fourth coronavirus relief package.

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August 11, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, argued for more aid for childcare — a key service enabling people to go back to work — and sufficient support for the U.S. Postal Service to deal with greater mail volumes as more states turn to mail balloting. (Oregon has had such elections since 2000.)

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August 8, 2020 In The News

In May, the average school district lost $200,000, according to program directors familiar with the situation. Bonamici's legislation could save school meal programs from insolvency.

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August 7, 2020 In The News

In May, the average school district lost $200,000, according to program directors familiar with the situation. Bonamici's legislation could save school meal programs from insolvency.

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August 4, 2020 In The News

The Representatives and Senators responded to an interim final rule from the U.S. Department of Education that incorrectly interprets the equitable services provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and improperly diverts federal emergency aid dollars intended for public schools to private school students—without regard to need or income.

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