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November 11, 2019 In The News

The Washington County commissioner and former Hillsboro mayor keynoted the county's Veterans Day ceremony.

The father of U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Beaverton also served in the Navy.

"I want to assure everyone that this is a coincidence," she said as the audience laughed.

November 4, 2019 In The News

Many organizations representing the interests of older adults were thrilled with the U.S. House’s passage Monday of HR 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act. The leadership of Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on behalf of this bill was distinct and decisive. She chaired the subcommittee that produced the bill.

November 4, 2019 In The News

Oregon businesses are known for creativity, authenticity and irreverence. Columbia Sportswear's Gert Boyle exuded all three.

November 1, 2019 In The News

Friday is the last day for the public to comment on a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that would eliminate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or food stamps, for more than 3 million people.

October 29, 2019 In The News

Bills that would reauthorize the Older Americans Act and improve improve education and training in geriatrics passed in the House of Representatives on Monday. They now move to the Senate for consideration.

October 23, 2019 In The News

About 3.1 million people would lose food stamps under an administration plan that would affect eligibility. The administration’s analysis says “potentially as many as 982,000 children would no longer be directly certified for free school meals based on SNAP participation.”

October 22, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers are taking a look at how pregnant women are treated in the workplace.

Oregon Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici says many American women are forced to choose between their financial security and their pregnancy.

Bonamici says The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant employees.

October 22, 2019 In The News

Legislation sponsored by a Democrat that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is finding some support across the aisle, but many Republicans are still reluctant to get behind the measure.

October 18, 2019 In The News

Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) discusses her top tech priorities toward empowering the next generation of government IT workers. Initiatives include advocating for widespread education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plus the integration of arts — through efforts like the Congressional App Challenge.

October 17, 2019 In The News

House Democrats on Wednesday angrily questioned why the Agriculture Department took months to acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren would no longer be automatically eligible for free meals under a proposed rule aimed at cracking down on food stamp eligibility standards.