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May 13, 2019 Press Release
In light of your admission that you are aware of the ongoing discrimination of transgender youth, we urge you to commit to using Title IX to protect these students. Specifically, we respectfully request that the Department reinstate the May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students.
May 10, 2019 Press Release
Lawmakers Cite ACICS's Troubling History of Failing to Protect Students and Taxpayers
Repeatedly, ACICS disregarded clear warning signs, failed to act quickly enough to protect students and taxpayers, and continued a troubling pattern of failure that has played itself out over and over again as students and taxpayers suffer the consequences.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
Women must be able to trust their health care providers when making critical decisions about family planning and reproductive health.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
Child maltreatment is a public health crisis and a threat to the future of our country.
May 6, 2019 Press Release
It is thrilling to see talented young artists submitting thoughtful work that expresses their views, experiences, hopes, dreams, and fears.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation responds to a rise in child maltreatment coinciding with the nationwide opioid crisis
Every child should have the opportunity to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, but tragically that is not the case for too many children across our country.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
My home state of Oregon is one of the many states committed to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets, but climate change is a global crisis.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
I am extremely concerned by Secretary Acosta’s evasive answers to my questions about workers’ wages.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
Our oceans and estuaries are facing the consequences of our inaction to reduce anthropogenic carbon emissions.
April 30, 2019 Press Release
Lawmakers’ bipartisan letter cites especially devastating damage from February storm in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jefferson and Lane counties
This winter’s severe winter storm brought in cold Arctic air and included heavy wet snows, freezing rain, heavy rains, flooding, and numerous landslides, which all contributed to road closures, structural losses, extended periods of loss of power and heat, and needs for emergency services for the most vulnerable Oregonians.