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July 17, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against H.R. 2668 – a bill designed to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by delaying for one year the individual health insurance responsibility requirement. The lynchpin ACA provision, set to take effect on January 1, 2014, requires Americans, with a few exceptions, to have health insurance.

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July 15, 2013 Press Release

St. Helens, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today visited the St. Helens Senior Center to talk with seniors about cuts to federally funded home-delivered nutrition programs, like Meals on Wheels. Automatic across-the-board spending cuts will result in 7,000 fewer meals served by the Community Action Team program in Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook counties.

July 12, 2013 Press Release

Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today unveiled the Opportunities for Success Act (H.R. 2659), legislation she introduced to help make unpaid internships more accessible to low-income students. The legislation is part of Bonamici’s new College to Jobs Agenda, which aims to reduce unemployment and underemployment among recent college graduates. 

July 11, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against a revised version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2642). The legislation, which is opposed by the Oregon Farm Bureau, contains no provisions for nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

July 3, 2013 Press Release

Beaverton, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today met with hunger-relief advocates at the Oregon Food Bank West to discuss how proposed cuts to federal nutrition assistance programs will increase the already great burden faced by families and hunger-relief programs in Oregon.

July 2, 2013 Press Release

Beaverton, Ore. – The interest rate on new federally subsidized student loans this week jumped from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has cosponsored legislation to temporarily return to the 3.4 percent rate and is calling on her colleagues to work together for a long term solution.

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June 27, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

June 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor.

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June 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), the ranking member of the Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, today released the following statement applauding President Obama’s plan to address climate change.

June 19, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted for an amendment to restore $20 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding slated to be cut by the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 1947).  Bonamici was an original cosponsor of the amendment, which was offered by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).

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