Bonamici Sworn in for 4th Full Term in Congress, Will Vote to Reopen Government
WASHINGTON, DC [1/3/19] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) released the following statement after being sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress. This begins her fourth full term as the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia Counties and part of Multnomah County.
You can download a photo of Congresswoman Bonamici being sworn in here.
“Representing Northwest Oregon is a great honor and I’m humbled to have the trust of Oregonians for another term,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “I am excited and energized to serve as part of the Majority for the first time since I came to Congress. It is especially thrilling to be part of a new Congress that is more diverse and includes more women than ever before. This new Congress will be better able to address the issues that matter most to our country.
“Unfortunately, we will begin the 116th Congress in the midst of an unnecessary government shutdown. I will join my colleagues in the House in passing two bills to reopen government services as soon as the new Congress begins. The language in these bills has bipartisan support in the Senate, and Senator McConnell should bring them up for a vote immediately.
“My priorities for this session mirror the concerns I have heard from NW Oregonians during town hall meetings and conversations. I’ll strive to increase access to affordable health care for all, lower the cost of prescription drugs, make debt-free higher education a possibility for any college-bound student, and take bold action to combat climate change.
“The new majority will also conduct robust oversight over the Trump Administration and protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation. With the increasing number of lies, resignations, and conflicts of interest in the current Administration, restoring the public’s trust in our government is crucial.”