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Stars in the House—the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley—spotlights Americans for the Arts' National Arts and Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation, October 25. Guests include U.S.
It has a waiting list annually and serves as a "choice school" for many in the Native community. Yet in 2019, Oregon U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici criticized the school for failing students and the tribes who entrusted their children to the school's care.
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Peter DeFazio and Suzanne Bonamici have called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take all statutory eligibilities into account when distributing $10 billion in aid to agricultural producers hit hard by extreme heat, drought and wildfires this summer.
As 2021 marks the first year that Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized in the state of Oregon, Governor Kate Brown noted the milestone in a statement calling it “overdue” and thanked state Reps. Sanchez and Alonso Leon along with other state lawmakers for making the bill recognizing the holiday a reality. Oregon’s U.S. Rep.
One day after a federal appeals court allowed Texas to resume banning most abortions, Democratic U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer gave speeches along with Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette staffers, including CEO Anne Udall.
The nation's most restrictive abortion ban has resumed in Texas, now that a federal appeals court has overruled a decision from a lower court to pause the ban. “I was in high school before Roe versus Wade,” Rep Bonamici said. “This was the day of back alley abortions and self-help.”
Bonamici recounted the days before abortion was legal and the unsafe, dangerous methods women would use to end a pregnancy. “What they resorted to in their desperation was often life-threatening,” Bonamici said. “We must, we absolutely must, protect the right to safe, legal abortion.”
Thankfully, Oregon has a number of strong leaders fighting for these investments, including Sen. Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter DeFazio, who have key committee leadership roles in bill negotiations. Likewise, Sen.
NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad told a House panel last week that the agency has already made history on the hiring front this year, with women now occupying half of all the assistant administrator jobs. At last week’s virtual hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Rep.
The House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), legislation to protect abortion rights in Oregon and across the country, with Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader all voting in favor of the legislation.