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July 18, 2018 Press Release
Our congressional staffs recently requested the Office of Refugee Resettlement permit them to tour the children’s facility in Oregon, as did Senators Merkley and Wyden and Congresswoman Bonamici the week before. Both requests were denied.
July 17, 2018 Press Release
“The proposed rule would impede, if not eradicate, the EPA’s ability to protect Americans from significant risks to human health and the environment by limiting the scope of research that the EPA could consider in making decisions."
July 13, 2018 Press Release

ST. HELENS, Ore. [07/13/18] –Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced that Community Action Team Inc. of Columbia County received $2.16 million in federal funding for its Head Start program. Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Community Action Team Inc.

July 12, 2018 Press Release
“As we celebrated Independence Day last week, the Trump Administration quietly continued its efforts to roll back civil rights protections by ending Obama-era guidance to improve diversity on college campuses. This administration’s deliberate attempt to undermine diversity is inconsistent with our American values. The Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas affirmed the importance of a diverse student body."
July 11, 2018 Press Release
“If the problem is that these agencies are understaffed, then I’ll come over to the Department of Health and Human Services and volunteer to help."
July 6, 2018 Press Release

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Gov.

July 5, 2018 Press Release
“Scott Pruitt’s resignation was overdue. During his tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency, he repeatedly put the nation at risk by directing the agency to act counter to its mission of protecting public health and the environment."
June 28, 2018 Press Release
"I am extremely concerned about the well-being of the thousands of children and infants who have been separated from their parents. Now that a court has ruled that the government must quickly reunite families, we must make sure the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services have a clear plan to quickly return children to their parents."
June 27, 2018 Press Release
“Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 will hurt working families and organized labor, but unions have persevered in the face of adversity before and will again.”
June 20, 2018 Press Release
"Most people would agree it’s a good idea to have a plan, especially when it comes to managing precious natural resources like our oceans. Not President Trump. His administration just abandoned the National Ocean Policy, leaving our oceans more vulnerable to climate change, overfishing, and changing chemistry."