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July 23, 2020 Press Release
Merkley, Wyden, Blumenauer and Bonamici requested the investigations after nightly use of force against peaceful protesters
The militarized federal forces Trump sent to Portland have ignited fear and violence in our community.
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July 23, 2020 Press Release
It takes decades to build retirement savings, but it can be stolen in an instant.
July 23, 2020 Press Release
Great American Outdoors Act Will Also Restore National Parks
The Land and Water Conservation Fund represents a bipartisan commitment to safeguarding natural areas and providing recreation opportunities in the prized outdoor areas that make places in Northwest Oregon like Ecola State Park and the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge so special.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
The request for Inspector General investigations follows nightly use of force against peaceful protesters
The American people deserve transparency and accountability.
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July 22, 2020 Press Release
Barr ignored Members’ request last month for information about unidentified law enforcement in D.C.
It is now apparent that no U.S. city or town will be safe from these dubious tactics and that the Washington, D.C. deployment may have been a dry run for deployment to other cities.
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July 20, 2020 Press Release
It is outrageous that there are newly deployed, unidentified federal officers on Portland streets.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
Letter blasts the administration for using force and intimidation to try to bolster the president’s re-election campaign
These tactics include deploying federal agents without identifying insignia in an apparent effort to evade transparency and accountability, snatching people off the street with no apparent reason for apprehension, and using potentially deadly munitions to harm peaceful protesters.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
The request for Inspector General investigations follows the shooting of a protester, and arrests by unmarked federal forces
The overly aggressive conduct of federal officers in Portland is alarming and unconstitutional. Oregonians must be able to exercise their First Amendment rights safely, without being picked up and detained by unidentified federal officers.
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July 17, 2020 Press Release
The COVID-19 pandemic has created stress for families across our country, and many have to decide whether to pay their energy bills or buy food and medication.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
Child care is essential to the well-being of families and our economy, but too many working families are faced with stress and few – if any – options regarding care for their children because child care is too expensive or unavailable.

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