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January 14, 2019 In The News

Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) marched with federal employees and shared stories from Oregonians on the House floor to continue her call for an end to the partial government shutdown.

January 13, 2019 In The News

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks one-on-one with KATU's Angelica Thornton about the on-going government shutdown and why she thinks President Trump shouldn't get any money to build a border wall.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Shutdown impacts over 41,000 active duty Coast Guard members performing missions and protecting the coastal borders

January 10, 2019 In The News

Congressman Peter DeFazio is fighting for U.S. Coast Guard members to get paid during the government shutdown.

January 10, 2019 In The News

Two Oregon lawmakers have applauded legislation introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio that would provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members are paid during the government shutdown.

A release from the 4th District Congressman said members of the Guard are the only members of the United States military that are not being paid at this time.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Two Democratic members of Congress from Oregon met with TSA agents and air-traffic controllers at Portland International Airport on Tuesday before flying back to Washington, D.C.

U.S. representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader met with the federal workers who are considered "essential," which means they're working without pay, like others across the country.

January 8, 2019 In The News

More than 700 air traffic controllers and security officers continue to show up to work at airports across Oregon with no assurance of their next paycheck as the federal government shutdown hit the 18-day mark on Tuesday.

Some workers, however, are growing increasingly worried.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Air traffic controllers and TSA agents at Portland International Airport told lawmakers they’re selling plasma and considering looking for work in the private sector as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

January 8, 2019 In The News

As the partial government shutdown enters its 3rd week, problems are arising at airports across the country.

Hundreds of TSA agents have decided that if they're not getting paid, they're going to call in sick -- which in turn has caused long lines at checkpoints. The most impacted airports so far are New York, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth.

January 7, 2019 In The News

The battle over whether Obamacare is legal is working its way to the U.S. Supreme Court again.

Democrats like Oregon’s Suzanne Bonamici say they won control of the House of Representatives because of their healthcare platform.

“I think that the voters across the country sent a message that they care about issues like access to healthcare,” she says.