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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced his safety via Twitter just after 1 p.m. Other U.S representatives, Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), also confirmed their safety via Twitter in the afternoon. U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) also wassafe in his office for the duration of the event, according to a spokesperson.
Bonamici, an Oregon Democrat who represents the North Coast, said she and her staff are safe. “I’m OK,” the congresswoman said. “But it’s just awful. I’m concerned for the safety of everyone.” Nick Clemens, a spokesman for U.S. Rep.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was unequivocal who was to blame for the day’s events. “Trump repeatedly incited this act of domestic terrorism, including encouraging armed protestors this very morning, steps from the Capitol. He must tell his supporters to leave the Capitol immediately before more people are hurt.”
The Feb. 19 arrest sparked outrage, including from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Beaverton Democrat whose House district includes all of Washington County. Bonamici has lobbied without success for Congress to pass a bill she has sponsored to keep ICE away from bus stops, schools, courthouses and other "sensitive locations."
The livestream discussion lasted more than two hours, including recorded remarks from Oregon's US Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.
In addition to Khanna, the Democrats who cast “no” votes were: California’s Mark DeSaulnier, Jimmy Gomez, Jared Huffman, and Barbara Lee; Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard; Illinois’s Chuy Garcia; Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici; Massachusetts’s Joe Kennedy, Jim McGovern, and Ayanna Pressley; Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib; Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar; New York’s Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Grace
The discussion features greetings from US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and US Senator Ron Wyden. Speakers include: Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commissioner; Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority Director; Pam Treece, Washington County Commissioner; and Jessica Guernsey, Multnomah County Health Department Public Health Director.
Streamlining Income-driven, Manageable Payments on Loans for Education (SIMPLE) Act (H.R. 3833). Introduced by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) with 5 cosponsors on 7/18/2019, this bipartisan bill automates the updating of income information for borrowers in income-driven repayment plans.
"Right now, people need relief, not political posturing. On Monday I will vote to increase the direct payments, and I hope that change passes. But no matter what happens, Trump must sign the bill and get help to our communities," said Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, on Thursday.
The House version of the legislation followed a similar collaborative path and was introduced by Democrat Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon and Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska.