Oregon senators, representatives weigh in on Trump's first State of the Union address
President Trump's first State of the Union address was met with skepticism and wariness by Oregon's Democratic senators and representatives while the state's lone Republican on Capitol Hill said the commander-in-chief said the right things on the opioid epidemic, veterans services and the economy.
Oregon Democrats were especially critical of the president on the issue of immigration — all six had invited "Dreamers" to the capitol as their guests for the speech, voicing their support for the estimated 11,000 Oregonians who stand to lose deportation protection and work permits if Congress doesn't extend or figure out a permanent fix for the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Here's how Oregon's senators and representatives reacted to Tuesday's speech:
(This post will be updated as Oregon's elected officials release statements and responses to the president's first State of the Union address.)
Bonamici, whose district includes Yamhill, Washington, Clatsop and Columbia counties in addition to part of Portland and Multnomah County, called on the president to cease what she called "hateful, racist rhetoric."